Why do you think, mountaineers carry oxygen cylinders with them, while climbing high mountains?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 20th Aug, 2014, 01:08: PM

Expert Answer:

The atmospheric pressure goes on decreasing as we go up above the sea-level. Therefore, the amount of oxygen also decreases at higher altitude. Due to this reason, mountaineers carry oxygen cylinders with them, while climbing high mountains.

Answered by  | 20th Aug, 2014, 03:08: PM