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22/12/10Kay Mitchell
Season's greetings from the CASE Medicine Team
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

26/08/10Ali Cobb
Xtreme Alps leave the Margherita Hut
Today Team B descended from the Margherita hut. It was a relatively leisurely start as there was no blood taking or Nitric Oxide analysis to be done before breakfast; only the dreaded diary!

25/08/10Ali Cobb
The final day for Xtreme Alps at the Margherita Hut
Today was the final day for the Xtreme Alps team at the Margherita Hut so there was a lot of sorting and packing to be done.

24/08/10Ali Cobb
The packing begins at the Margherita Hut
Business as usual today. However, we have made great strides in the few days we have been here.

23/08/10Ali Cobb
The final day of CPEX testing for the Xtreme Alps Team
Today was the final day of CPEX testing for the Xtreme Alps Team and thankfully it went much smoother than yesterday!

22/08/10Ali Cobb
Yesterday was too good to be true...!
After yesterday?s extremely successful and very efficient day of testing we had high hopes for today?s CPEX research.

21/08/10Ali Cobb
Day 1 of CPEX for Team B
Today was the first day of CPEX testing for Team B.

20/08/10Ali Cobb
Team B arrive at the Margherita Hut
Today was a rest day for Team B at the Margherita Hut. However, as usual, very little resting has been done!

19/08/10Ali Cobb
Team A and B meet at the Gnefetti Hut
Team A had a very warm welcome from Team B when we descended through gale force winds and 50cm of snow to the Gnefetti Hut yesterday. Team B had been at the hut for 3 days to acclimatise and were all in very good spirits.

17/08/10Ali Cobb
Last day for Team A at the Margherita Hut
It is the last day for Team A at the Margherita Hut before we descend to the Gnefetti Hut tomorrow to meet up with Team B who are acclimatising there at the moment.

16/08/10Ali Cobb
The snow continues, as does the research...
The snow has continued to fall at the Margherita Hut and today saw Team A complete the oxygen extraction and physiology studies.

15/08/10Ali Cobb
Another busy day in the snowy Margherita Hut for Team A.
Another busy day in the snowy Margherita Hut for Team A.

14/08/10Ali Cobb
Snowed in at the Margherita Hut
Team A is now in the full swing of research at the Margherita Hut.

13/08/10Ali Cobb
Living on top of the Alps
Imagine living above the clouds, looking out of the window and seeing the top of the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc.

13/08/10Ali Cobb
Happy 4th Birthday Hannah
Mark Edsell (daddy) and the Xtreme Alps team would like to wish Hannah Sky Edsell a wonderful 4th birthday from the Marghertia Hut. Daddy Loves you and misses you and your sister Olivia very much. xx

12/08/10Ali Cobb
Building the lab and starting the tests
After a hard day climbing to the Margherita Hut, all of Team A were in need of a well earned rest.

10/08/10Kay Mitchell
Ascent to the Margherita Hut
Team A has now arrived at the Margherita Hut. They had to make the ascent a day early, as the forecast for the next few days is not good at all.

09/08/10Kay Mitchell
50 steps at a time
The walk from the top of the Punta Indren cable car to the Gnifetti Hut is quite a walk!

06/08/10Kay Mitchell
Ready for the off!
Dr Dan Martin and I are completing our last minute packing and setting off for the airport this afternoon.