2 days of staging as effective as 4 for high-altitude climbs

Conventional knowledge suggests that to avoid acute mountain sickness, climbers need to «stage,» or set up camp, at a lower altitude for four days when summiting peaks as high as 4,300 meters. A US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine team has found that two days of staging at a moderate altitude may be enough.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-04/aps…


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