What is the highest mountain you can climb without acclimatizing?
I know technically you can try and climb any mountain without acclimatizing, but you'll die. What the highest one you can possibly climb without needing to acclimatize?
Asked By: tompob2002 - 4/9/2010
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There's no rule. It varies for everyone and for the same person different times. You don't know if you'll succumb to the effects any particular trip on high mountains even if you're well experienced. A party on Kilamanjaro last year did well but the guide got bad with the altitude and he'd been up dozens of times... More
Answered By: jonal - 4/10/2010
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It really depends on the individual. Also, you will always acclimatize to some degree as you climb, it just depends how fast you climb. If it takes you a day to climb from 8000-13000 feet, you spent a day acclimatizing. If you mean what can most people climb at a steady pace, if they live at sea level, without dying... More
Answered By: Cody - 4/9/2010
As the other answerers have explained in detail, there's a number of factors. For example, Mt. Whitney is the highest mountain in the 48 states at 14,500 feet, and yet even inexperienced teens routinely make the hike to the summit and back without acclimatizing or any difficulties with altitude sickness. Some people... More
Answered By: Scythian1950 - 4/10/2010
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