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Old 04-06-2011, 02:41 AM   #25
Lost In Place
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Joined: Aug 2003
Location: Way Out There.
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Originally Posted by crazydrummerdude View Post
Hypoxia, baby! Try it at 25,000. I'm "certified" by NASA up to 25,000! (Whatever that means.) They put us in a room and sucked "all" the air out. One guy in the group before me started tap dancing, but after it was over had no recollection of it!
Yikes. Sounds like a safe spot to try it, anyway.

Put my pack down to take a break at the top of the pass 18.5k (Thorung La for those who've been). Continuing on I'd covered three or four hundred meters before realising I didn't have my pack on. Larkya La was a similar altitude, but I'd been at 12k - 14k for two weeks so it didn't seem to affect me as much.

Altitude and pressure are not linear.
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