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How do you climb mountains without losing parts of your body to frostbite?

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Mountains such as Mt. Everest and Denali. I'd like to climb those mountains but I don't want to lose body parts. How do good climbers do it? How do you minimize the risk?
asked Aug 18, 2013 in Tours by pance (50,970 points)

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Adequate clothing is a start, including protecting your face (I frostbit my nose inAntarctica by not wearing a neck gaiter for 1/2 a day that covered my nose).

Adequate hydration is also key to avoiding frostbite. On Everest, supplemental oxygen also helps. Both help to keep your blood thinner and moving through your system.

Having your mates check your face, etc. is also key to helping to avoid it.
answered Aug 18, 2013 by ccee (307,900 points)
selected Aug 18, 2013 by pance

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