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wo Days of Staging as Effective as Four for High Altitude Climbs

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April 21, 2013 03:16PM
Apr. 21, 2013 — Afghanistan's geography is dominated by a collection of craggy peaks, the highest -- a mountain known as Noshaq -- has been measured to 7,492 meters. Consequently, the soldiers on duty in this mountainous terrain must often ascend to great heights as part of their duty. However, quick climbs without adapting to altitude can lead to a condition called acute mountain sickness (AMS), marked by headache, fatigue, gastrointestinal distress, nausea, and insomnia.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130421151624.htm



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