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Luxfer sponsoring historic Xtreme Everest medical expedition to summit of world's highest mountain

NOTTINGHAM, England (Oct. 10, 2006)—Luxfer Gas Cylinders is sponsoring the next Xtreme Everest medical research expedition, the aim of which is to place a team on the 8,850-metre summit of Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain, in March 2007 to take the first-ever measurement of oxygen levels in human blood at high altitude.

Luxfer sponsors the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Everest North Ridge Expedition 2003

In April 2003 the Royal Navy and Royal Marines are mounting a 2-month expedition to climb the North East Ridge of Mount Everest. Comprising ten climbers and three support managers it will be the RN and RM’s first attempt on the World’s highest mountain, marking the 50th anniversary of its first ascent by Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing. The expedition patron is Admiral Sir Jonathon Band KCB, Commander-in-Chief Fleet.