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    Ang "Snow Leopard" Rita dies

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/...everest-record

    The first person to climb Mt. Everest ten times without oxygen has just passed away.

    Sherpas do not live easy lives, and Rita suffered financially later in his life, but gosh, to stand on Everest ten times, not to mention all the other summits. Wow!


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    Quote Originally Posted by B the Hiker View Post
    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/...everest-record

    The first person to climb Mt. Everest ten times without oxygen has just passed away.
    Yes, he was an amazing human being. The obit I read mentioned that some of his health issued latter in life might be due to brain damage from lack of OX on Everest and all the other 8000 meter peaks he climbed. A similar story applies to Messner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisB View Post
    Yes, he was an amazing human being. The obit I read mentioned that some of his health issued latter in life might be due to brain damage from lack of OX on Everest and all the other 8000 meter peaks he climbed. A similar story applies to Messner.
    https://www.scientificamerican.com/a...into-thin-air/

    Effects of high altitude mountaineering on brain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom_Murphy View Post
    https://www.scientificamerican.com/a...into-thin-air/

    Effects of high altitude mountaineering on brain
    Good article. Thanks for posting. It's says:

    ... only one of the 13 climbers (a professional) returned with a normal brain scan.

    I assume the subjects used supplemental OX like most Everest expeditions do these days. Apparently that does not prevent neural changes to the brain.

    One expects potential brain damage over 8k meters. But not at Mt Blanc's altitude!
    Nobody told me there'd be days like these
    Strange days indeed -- most peculiar, mama
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