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Climber decides to descend McKinley after altitude condition improves

...altitudes. Ascending too quickly can cause a sudden buildup of fluid in the lungs (pulmonary edema) or in the brain (cerebral edema). Chin had symptoms of both, Palmer said. The Korean climbers are among about 1,280 men and women who have registered...

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Rescuers ready to lift climber with altitude sickness from McKinley

...Korean climber was stricken Wednesday with mild-to-moderate altitude pulmonary edema and possibly high-altitude cerebral edema. The Park Service was not releasing the name of the climber, who is part of an eight-member expedition that began...

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