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Blindness is a symptom of acute mountain sickness, a condition that can ultimately lead to death.
During their descent, Mr. Mackiewicz is said to have had acute mountain sickness, caused by the lack of oxygen in the lower air pressure that exists at higher altitudes, as well as snow blindness and frostbite.
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medical Definition of acute mountain sickness
- … acute mountain sickness … is common in travelers who ascend rapidly to altitudes above 8,000 feet.
- —Erick A. Weiss, Rock & Ice Magazine, January/February 1995
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