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...the mountain. They break the deep snow, lay the fixed ropes and carry the heaviest loads. They face avalanches, altitude sickness, lack of oxygen and brutal cold."The risks for Sherpas on the mountain are twice that of the Western climbers...

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Perils of Polly: Onward, upward

...middle of the night panting, unable to get enough oxygen until she sat up. We had a prescription remedy if the altitude sickness got worse, but neither of us liked the stated side effects: excessive urination. The slats over the holes were...

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Climber decides to descend McKinley after altitude condition improves

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A Mount McKinley climber with high-altitude sickness had improved enough Saturday to begin descending from the mountain, the National Park Service said. Young Tak Chin of South Korea...

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Rescuers ready to lift climber with altitude sickness from McKinley

...ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Rescuers were waiting for better weather Friday afternoon before lifting a climber with high-altitude sickness from Mount McKinley. It's the first rescue attempt of the climbing season, the National Park Service said. Park...

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Kenai Peninsula Online - Archives05/13/01

...Sarah Thoms Cassandra and Joe Zerbe My Best Friend Dog Days in Kenai Rescuers ready to lift climber with altitude sickness from McKinley UAF scientists get fellowships Company eyes Alaska's North Slope for Internet data storage...

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Kenai Peninsula Online - Archives05/30/00

... Girl killed in accident on Richardson Highway Fairbanks short on census takers Two climbers suffering from altitude sickness rescued Snow slows opening of road into Denali Electrical appliance caused cruise ship fire, investigators...

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