The Paradox of Doping in Mountain Climbing

In alpinism, supplemental oxygen is a matter of safety — but some say it’s doping

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Aug 13 · 10 min read
Illustration: Vinnie Neuberg

By Lydia Pyne

We’re usually comfortable deciding whether or not an athlete is doping. Lance Armstrong was definitely doping by using erythropoietin. Tennis player Novak Djokovic, on the other hand, was definitely not doping when he…

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