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Is it truly easier to take a full, deep breath of "fresh air" at high alt. Compared to sea level?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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In brief: NO.

You will be able to take a deep breath about the same volume (vital capacity) at sea level or at high altitudes.
However the oxygen content is lower at high altitudes, so you will actually be inhaling a lower o2 percentage. It may feel better, because it is cool and your looking at a beautiful, awe inspiring scene.

In brief: NO.

You will be able to take a deep breath about the same volume (vital capacity) at sea level or at high altitudes.
However the oxygen content is lower at high altitudes, so you will actually be inhaling a lower o2 percentage. It may feel better, because it is cool and your looking at a beautiful, awe inspiring scene.
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