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To answer your first question,"If the situation asks for it, should a mountaineer be donating blood at higher altitude?" I'm assuming you're referring to a life and death situation on the mountain where someone desperately needs an emergency transfusion to survive an accident, and whether or not it is safe to offer your blood. My answer would be yes, you ...


The answer to, "What are the real dangers of climbing at high altitude?" thus far appears to be, "Being in an environment that cannot sustain life." The exact causes of the effects of altitude still appear to be largely unknown, and research is ongoing. This answer is community wiki, if you happen upon any relevant articles regarding research on the effects ...

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