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    thin mountain air

    They knew it was spring when the wild duck flew north again, to Siberia. Early in the morning, when he got up to chop wood and light a fire, Rakesh saw theV shaped formation streamingnorth-wards, the calls of the birds carrying clearly through the thin mountain air.

    Please explain the emboldened parts to me.

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    Re: thin mountain air

    "Air" at higher altitudes contains less Oxygen (O2), and said to be "thinner".
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    Re: thin mountain air

    ... and you can't make a decent cup of tea at the top of Everest!

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