World’s tallest summits have become favorite destinations for climbers. Every year mountain peaks across the globe are flocked by climbers. In order to conquer harsh terrains, these adventurous put all possible efforts throughout the year. They get themselves trained for all the situations they might face when they are out to climb. Jim Diani, a successful climber of all seven summits, recently climbed world’s tallest peak, the Mount Everest. He explains how technology can help climbers in tackling unpredictable situations and how it can save lives.
He told, Sherpas are the local climbers and they have developed the power of withstanding the extreme conditions, over time. They support expedition teams and guide them to safety. He said - “Sherpas are people of the land”.
Past many years have witnessed technology contributing in climbing the highest peaks of the world. Its significant impact cannot be denied. Satellite communication helps climbers in having a better situational awareness. A better guidance helps them in reaching their destinations, in a better way.
High altitude means less of oxygen and Diani explains - “The altitude affects you physiologically and psychologically. You don’t have the same oxygen for your body, so it’s more difficult to digest food, there’s a loss of appetite, you become dehydrated quicker with the lower pressure, you are rapid breathing for days, and there’s some loss of cognitive ability.”
The technology plays a vital role here in tackling this issue. Many fitness companies create home altitude systems. The altitude performance is improved with many sports accessories created by these companies. For example, an oxygen deprivation mask will immensely help climbers.
With advanced technology, the future of mountaineering is safe and bright.
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