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"Don’t try to rely on Decadron while climbing if you don’t wish to die," wrote ExWeb 10 years ago.
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"Don’t try to rely on Decadron while climbing if you don’t wish to die," wrote ExWeb 10 years ago.

Doping on Mount Everest

Posted: Apr 18, 2013 11:42 pm EDT

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(Newsdesk) Mountaineering big cheese Reinhold Messner knows how to choose his words:"90% of all Everest climbers are doped," he recently told Spanish climbing website Desnivel. He was not talking about supplementary oxygen. Medical drug abuse is not news in high mountains. The practice is an open secret on peaks such as Denali.At the dawn of internet, more than 10 years ago, in the MountEverest.net Survival Guide, founders of ExplorersWeb wrote about Diamox: "An emergency drug, sometimes also used to speed up...

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