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3 months ago (2019-05-14 07:15:03)

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The reality of altitude...Climbing. Up. Hill. Slowly.
Topo and I descended from our final acclimatization rotation yesterday, seen here, and are recovering in Shegar, Tibet (altitude 14,000ft/4300m). Many have asked what the mask is that we are wearing, so here is a brief explanation:
We all loose moisture with every exhale. And being we are at altitude, which is inherently dehydrating, every drop of hydration matters. Moisture loss and dehydration can cause diminished blood flow to the muscles, reduced kidney function and fatigue (to name a few). In addition, low humidity can cause dry nasal passages which can result in the body being more susceptible to viruses and infections. Wearing a mask helps us to retain moisture and combat dehydration at a slower rate.
If you havenโ€™t seen already. Take a gander at my stories. It gives a good understanding of the winds weโ€™ve been experiencing. @estebantopomena and I are looking forward to blue skies and little wind soon. Until then...rest and recovery.
#mountains #climbing #adventure #everest #training

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iveganfn Profile
@iveganfn posted 3 months ago

I like this.

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@debbie_mulhall posted 3 months ago

You are a touch of class๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป Obsessed with your work ๐Ÿ“ท and you reach for insane goals #worldclass โค๏ธ Go Safe

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@lupitamedima posted 3 months ago

WHEN EVERYTHING IS UPHILL, WHEN EVERYTHING IS UP, REST YOU SHOULD, BUT NEVER GIVE UP , BEAUTYFUL WORLD !!!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒˆ

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@jennischweitzer posted 3 months ago

That looks grueling. It must feel good to breathe 10,000 feet closer to sea level. I continue to watch and applaud the discipline displayed by your team. Rest up and carry on!!!

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@scottgrahambell posted 3 months ago

You guys can do it!!! Prayers from Arizona for you!!!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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@talleraroca posted 3 months ago

Goodโค๏ธ

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@iamkto posted 3 months ago

@curtisoliver71 ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

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@brookilicious12 posted 3 months ago

@jespencer_ I think heโ€™s walking faster than we did on our day to EBC

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@avaye._.zagros posted 3 months ago

You are an inspiration.now go and get your dram

crisbis52 Profile
@crisbis52 posted 3 months ago

๐ŸŒธ

kata.muresan Profile
@kata.muresan posted 3 months ago

So what. Big deal .

bpu77 Profile
@bpu77 posted 3 months ago

Sounds a bit like the stillsuits the Fremen wear in Dune. Glad it's working for you! Hopefully the winds calm, & skies clear for a successful summit soon.

willyamms Profile
@willyamms posted 3 months ago

@alexanderkennelley this is only 14K

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@thepoenevermore posted 3 months ago

No rush. Enjoy the journey ๐Ÿ’—

russperry Profile
@russperry posted 3 months ago

@coryrichards whatโ€™s the one off-mountain skill or training someone could start if they are looking at pursuing mountaineering? (I live in very flat, very oxygen rich Arizona!)

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@antonioalexpopa posted 3 months ago

#cool

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@kpellath posted 3 months ago

Hang in there!

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@tiffanysilva posted 3 months ago

Thatโ€™s me in Colorado on a ski trip in a 1 story house with 2 stairs on the porch ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘Œ๐ŸผI ask (the Gods and whatnot) for the earth to guide you daily. Youโ€™re a gift to our earth and the earth has your back. #welldonesoon ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

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@jun.mir posted 3 months ago

Retarded! if u ask me๐Ÿ˜‚

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@elena.p.0709 posted 3 months ago

๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ˜Š

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@tealeavesco posted 3 months ago

๐Ÿต๐Ÿค—

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@blue___velvet_ posted 2 months ago

Is this an oxygen mask or is it designed to contain moisture?

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@paureyest posted 2 months ago

@fherzinho

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