Man in highland ecosystem: human acclimatization to highland conditions

  • M. S. Mani
Part of the Monographiae Biologicae book series (MOBI, volume 40)


Although the contrary was firmly believed in the early days of mountaineering, especially in the region of Mt Everest, it soon became apparent that acclimatization to the extremes of high altitude conditions is possible in man. The problem of human acclimatization has since then been rather intensively studied in the field by mountaineering expeditions and in the laboratory under experimental conditions. Yet it cannot be said even today that the basic features are correctly understood. The difficulty lies partly in the erroneous approach to the problem and partly in prevailing prejudices in biology.


High Altitude Acute Mountain Sickness Acclimatization Process External Respiration High Altitude Condition 
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