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Chris van Tulleken

Chris van Tulleken is an experienced expedition doctor and the team’s medic.

After studying medicine at Oxford University, he specialised in emergency treatment. In 2004 he came second in a race to the Arctic, and then accompanied Bruce Parry on his expedition to recreate Captain Scott's last hundred days. He and his twin brother Xan have presented a range of programmes including Medicine Men Go Wild for Channel 4. Chris is a registrar in microbiology and infectious disease in London. On Operation Iceberg he'll be carrying out a range of extreme physiology experiments on team members to see how the human body handles such punishing conditions.