Everest expedition doctor packs Viagra for climbers

A group of climbers making an attempt on Mount Everest to raise £1 million for the Alzheimers Society has an unusual tool at its disposal. In addition to the usual health precautions, the 13-man team is armed with Viagra to help them absorb more oxygen into their blood at high altitude. Report

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