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Jan
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revised Tips for camping in the territory of elephants
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Jan
2
comment For how long afterwards do we benefit from acclimatization?
Lung capacity and red blood cell count. My bad I missed this.
Jan
2
comment For how long afterwards do we benefit from acclimatization?
And acclimatization mainly concerns with the red blood cells. And as far as my knowledge goes(which is quite limited), it takes weeks for red blood cell generation to be increased for higher altitude. A 3-4 day Alps trip will definitely not help. Neither will the repeated 3-4 day journeys. If you could spend around 10 days at 3000+, you stand a better chance. Also, 6000m is a lot. Don't underestimate it. If I may ask, where in Himalayas?
Jan
2
comment For how long afterwards do we benefit from acclimatization?
Honestly, I would not say that what you feel is due to your body having adjusted to the altitude. Muscle memory is not defined in high altitude adaptation. Most of the altitude sickness attributes to low oxygen content and which can only be offset using higher lung capacity (Even this cant guarantee anything). Hence taking two days a month trip doesn't really make any difference in your adaptation rate. Most probably as @mattnz indicated, it's the placebo effect and your mental preparedness that makes the difference.
Jan
2
comment For how long afterwards do we benefit from acclimatization?
I would suggest you rather spend time in the foothills of himalays(many of which are above 3000m). Also note that high altitude acclimatization is not a well defined science. What applies to @pepi might not work for you. You stand a better chance by spending more time in the Himalayas.
Jan
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reviewed Approve long-trail tag wiki
Dec
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comment What can I do to keep my hands warm while using touchscreens in the winter?
Unless you own one of the iphones that requires your fingerprint to unlock. Reminds me, I need to check if I can add my noseprint instead of a fingerprint on iphone! ;)
Dec
10
reviewed Close Are camping washing machines actually effective?
Dec
5
answered Tips for camping in the territory of elephants
Nov
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reviewed Leave Open What is the best mountaineering quote that you have ever read?
Nov
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answered What is the best mountaineering quote that you have ever read?
Oct
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answered How can I conserve water over long treks?
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Jul
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reviewed Approve How to stay clean on a multi-day hike?
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Apr
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reviewed Close How to deal with aggressive homeless when exploring urbex?
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reviewed Close Urbex question: How to protect myself from asbestos?