Map, Compass & GPS

Map, Compass & GPS
Wild flowers along Fall Creek on the way to the Green Lakes - Oregon

Friday, April 1, 2011

How to Avoid Becoming an “Altitude” Casualty

Just what is altitude sickness and how can you avoid it?

It creeps in when you least expect it and are not prepared for it.  Yet altitude sickness hits travelers hard each year.  Can it be prevented...well partially.  Still, recreating at high altitude should be considered in your travel planning.

This post is written by Peter Kummerfeldt.

Definition of Altitude Illness: A variety of illnesses experienced by poorly acclimated individuals, usually occurring within the first several days of ascending too quickly to altitudes greater than 8,000 feet. Cause of Altitude Illness: Low atmospheric pressure, exacerbated by high activity levels dehydration, excessive consumption of alcohol, poor diet,.....

Rea his complete post here.

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