Questions tagged [high-altitude]

Questions referring to everything related to mountaineering in higher altitudes (generally 10.000ft+/3000m+) like concerns about your health because of the thin air.

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Is there evidence to support or refute the hypothesis that frequent trips to high altitude aid acclimatization?

Many years ago, I was reading a book in which the Chamonix guides of the 1940s and 1950s were featured. It could have possibly been Annapurna by Maurice Herzog, but I just don't remember. Several ...
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Risk of category three sunglasses when skiing

I am going skiing for one to three days next week. I have some category three sunglasses I am planning to use instead of goggles. Am I putting myself at risk of retina damage?