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Topic - Drug taking in modern mountaineering

Rollo - on 18 Oct 2012
In the light of all the Lance nonsense and a strong history of drug taking in cycling going back over a hundred years got me thinking...

I have recently coome to know of historical drug taking in mountaineering (e.g. 1st ascent of Eiger, 1st ascent of Annapurna) I was wondering if anyone knew of performance enhancing drug taking in modern mountaineering/climbing.

One might imagine that the benefits could be significant:

Amphetamines - Stamina for multi-day, single push adventures
Steroids - training
EPO - High altitude without O2

I'm not trying to make a judgement call here, the beauty of climbing is it's relative lack of rules. Just wondering
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