jschrock wrote:Oh...Rob I think we are talking about two different things. Length of time to acclimatize...and length of time for which the acclimatization lasts after the individual retuerns to low altitude.
I'm referring to the second. From your quote above it sounds like you are talking about the first.
I hear you, but my point is that for those of us who spend most of our time near sea level and get up to altitude for relatively brief periods, the adaptations made are different from those who are at higher altitudes for longer periods. Therefore, the amount of time to lose said adaptations is likely different. And I don't think anyone has actually answered the OP's question -- how long does it take to lose long-term acclimatization