of people visit high altitude areas every year whilst skiing,
trekking, mountaineering or working. Many more live
there, either permanently or seasonally.
one ascends to high altitude the amount of oxygen available to
breathe progressively decreases. Physical
performance becomes impaired by this shortage of oxygen but
the body can adapt via
known as acclimatisation.
of oxygen at high altitude also causes a number of illnesses
to visitors such as acute mountain sickness, high
oedema, high altitude pulmonary
acclimatisation and appropriate medical treatment can reduce
the death and serious illness that continues to be associated
with travel to high altitude.
latest project is called Xtreme Everest and is based around an
expedition to Mount Everest in 2007. Read more about this project
you can get involved on this site or on the Xtreme Everest