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The effects of alcohol are exacerbated at altitude, each ounce of alcoholic beverage will have a greater perceived effect on the consumer. This is in part due to the lower oxygen level in the blood of anyone at altitude, usually this is most notable at or above 8,000ft. There are some ways to mitigate the effects of alcohol, and speed recovery. Drink ...


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According the the UIAA: International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation After 8850 feet a rate of 1250 feet per day above the previous days sleeping altitude is a generally appropriate rate of ascent. Usually after 2700m, not to climb more than 400m from the previous night’s sleeping altitude would be a reasonable recommendation. Climbing high ...


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Scientific tests seem to contridict each other. This linked study came to the following conclusion: Alcohol at ground level resulted in significantly impaired performance during the morning sessions; the addition of altitude to the alcohol condition further depressed performance scores, but to about the same extent that placebo scores were depressed by ...


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Although the quantity consumed and the altitude where consumption occurs may change this answer, as long as it is in moderation; I'm not aware of any specific problems. I have known people who bring along a hip flask full whiskey. I could not participate as I was underage at the time, but I was told that it helped him get to sleep, and made sore ...


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Without knowing just how high you are going and how much alcohol you want to consume, it's difficult to say, however, to be safe I'd avoid any alcohol at altitude... Beyond alcohol's well know effect of causing mental and physical impairment (even with small quantities of alcohol), the vasodilative (widening of veins and arteries) and diuretic (increasing ...



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