Those of you who love mountaineering, as I do, know only too well that summiting Mount Everest isn’t as technically difficult and probing as K2 and a few other Himalayan peaks are.

Yet once you reach only base camp in Nepal, you are already at almost 17,600 feet above sea level – roughly half the altitude where commercial jets cruise. Preparing for the ascent of the tallest mountain in the world, it is of paramount importance to let your body adapt ...

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