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Pulse Oximeter

Some of the mountaineering companies in Tanzania have introduced a system of checking the climbers – throughout the day – by using a Pulse Oximeter. A Pulse Oximeter is used to check blood oxygen saturation during the climb. This allows the mountain guide to see how their body is adapting to the reduced amount of oxygen at the higher altitudes. If the climbers oxygen saturation is below an acceptable level, they have emergency oxygen for their safety.