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Gloves protect your hands from a couple of hazards: Cold (cold air, cold metal, cold rock/ice). Rain and snow, which make it even colder Sunburns Scratches and wounds The latter is a very serious reason. With gloves off, if you stumble and fall on rocks hands first, you can easily get massive scranches or wounds. It is worse with a heavy backpack. ...


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Save your money. Although oxygen can be used to provide temporary relief from the symptoms of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), it will not affect the process of acclimatization. As you body adapts to the higher elevation gradual changes in your respiratory and cardiovascular systems, as well as you blood chemistry, occur. These can not be sped up. Hypoxia (...



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