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Everest cosmic radiation levels 'significant'

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Climbers tackling Everest receive a radiation dose five times more than the average annual exposure of a UK nuclear power worker, new research suggests.

Scottish mountaineer Bob Kerr gathered cosmic radiation readings on an expedition to the mountain last year.

His findings have been published by the Society for Radiological Protection.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...slands-27220800

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I knew radiation levels would be higher but didn't realize it would be that high.

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It doesn't matter if one is standing on the top of Everest, or cruising in a pressurized aluminum tube at 26,000 feet, the cosmic radiation is greater because the atmosphere is thinner there.

For those spending time at 35-40,000 feet, the effect is even greater. :cry:

There is a price to be paid for "slipping the bonds of earth", so that one can "reach out and touch the face of God."

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It's all within the bounds of acceptable levels, and nothing like the exposure of being near a nuclear explosion.

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