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I was curious - at what elevation do most (I know everyone is different) people start using oxygen? Is it used on Denali? Thanks for the info!


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I was curious - at what elevation do most (I know everyone is different) people start using oxygen? Is it used on Denali? Thanks for the info!

Some lifelong miscreants need it at sea level, and others who have summitted Everest never need it.

I think the question is too broad, although I would bet you would be safe on Denali provided you are fit enough to actually hike the standard routes.


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I was curious - at what elevation do most (I know everyone is different) people start using oxygen? Is it used on Denali? Thanks for the info!

best is to take a a pocket size pulse ox with you and regularly check to see when your O2 level is going down. The most important part in adapting to altitude is to allow your body to slowly become familiar to harsh environment.

Also I have heard that due to air density difference, the altitude in Alaska can not be compared to other altitudes in the rest of the world.I think, its harder to climb in Alaska than in Himalayas .


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majid_sabet wrote:
brownerd wrote:
I was curious - at what elevation do most (I know everyone is different) people start using oxygen? Is it used on Denali? Thanks for the info!

best is to take a a pocket size pulse ox with you and regularly check to see when your O2 level is going down. The most important part in adapting to altitude is to allow your body to slowly become familiar to harsh environment.

Also I have heard that due to air density difference, the altitude in Alaska can not be compared to other altitudes in the rest of the world.I think, its harder to climb in Alaska than in Himalayas .
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Supplementary O2 gets generally used above 26,000ft/8000m, though on Everest expeditions, you see people with O2 masks as low a 21,000ft. I haven't heard of anyone actually using it on Denali, though, except in rescues of course.


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The highest I've been, 22,000 in South America, it was totally unnecessary providing you were acclimated.

I think it's widely accepted if you're on a mountain that breaches the "death zone". I think this zone differs for most people but it generally starts at 7000m.

I don't know if it's still available but for a while it used to be trendy to pass out (sell) oxygen on Mt. Fuji (12,000ft). The mental image of a bunch of day hikers sucking down Hello Kitty oxygen on a barely alpine bump has always brought a smile to my face.


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Thank you for all the replies! You have been very helpful! I am quitting my job and going to selll hello kitty oxygen on Mt. Fuji Tongue Thanks agin for the replies


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