Corinne’s training for her mammoth climb involved a session at the cutting-edge facility at UWS’ new Lanarkshire Campus so she could experience the conditions of altitude and put her physical fitness to the test.
The university’s Extreme Environments Laboratory houses one of only two such high-specification environmental chambers in Scotland - and is the only one in the West of Scotland. The chamber replicates environmental extremes, from walking in the desert to standing on one of the world’s highest mountains and can be used by athletes to improve physical performance.
The chamber is an important asset for the University, enhancing students’ experience and enabling us to forge research partnerships and collaborations within industry and academia.
The laboratory chamber allows a number of variables to create extreme conditions, with temperature ranging from 10 to 40 degrees celsius, altitude from zero to 5,800 metres above sea level, and humidity between 10 to 90 per cent.