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    Life at 16,500 feet

    Good article about altitude sickness research in Peru.

    https://vis.sciencemag.org/hypoxia-city/

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    Thanks for posting--I was just about to sign up to be a Peruvian gold miner.

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    I watched Touching The Void last night, so I think I am pretty much an expert on this subject.

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    Their lives would be so much better if they just started vaping.
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    There were a number of well known high altitude physiologists in my grad program, including "the great John West". Dude's house had fleas.
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    I thought fleas couldn’t live above 6000 ft.

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    Flea from TRHCP used to get higher than that all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frorider View Post
    I thought fleas couldn’t live above 6000 ft.
    My crib is 7,500 ft. No fleas here.


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    6250 here, plenty of fleas in the right season.
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    Dr. West's place was in La Jolla, so sea level. Super nice guy, just have your clothes dry cleaned afterwards to ensure any (flea) eggs are destroyed.
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    Ooh, I take it back, we have flies, but not fleas
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    I've seen chinchillas at 16000ft in Peru. They probably had fleas. Or maybe they were just huge fleas.

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    Sounds like a lovely mountain community. Is Benny a local there?

    I agree it is a constitutional right for Americans to be assholes...its just too bad that so many take the opportunity...
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    Not unless they have a boutique ski boot shop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Flea from TRHCP used to get higher than that all the time.
    Makes sense. When I'm at altitude and near a radio I find myself wondering, "What the hell is this garbage?" And the answer is always the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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    Very interesting read. Thanks for posting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swissiphic View Post
    Very interesting read. Thanks for posting.

    Seconded

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    i puked all over the inca trail once. i highly recommend a day or two of acclimatization.

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