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Q&A Water preparation on desert hiking

I have heard that if you drink a lot of water as a habit, the body doesn't do much retention. Therefore, if you are preparing for a hiking in the desert where not much water will be available, is...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by userS‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A For how long afterwards do we benefit from acclimatization?

Consider we are trying to pre-acclimate for an expedition in Himalaya to shorten the actual timespan on site. As an example, I am expecting a benefit if I go in the Alps for several days above 400...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Wills‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is there any measurable effect on acclimatization rate for people living in middle mountains?

Do people living in middle mountains (500-1000 m.asl) have any measurable advantage against lowlanders when it comes to acclimatization? Are there measurable differences in blood cells density? ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Danubian Sailor‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it possible to acclimatize to a cold weather in a short time?

On some of my Himalayan treks I've seen people who wear shorts or wear single layer of clothing and shiver due to the cold weather (most of these people live in a tropical climate). When I've asked...

5 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Ricketyship‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can I expect to visit Camp 1 and beyond on an Everest base camp expedition?

I am planning to do a 16 day "standard" Everest base camp trek in Nepal coming September. Can I expect to visit Camp 1 (or even beyond?) as well or is this completely off limits for casual tourist...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by user1721135‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Case example on Altitude Mountain Sickness: How to detect and react properly?

I know the theory behind effects of high altitudes on the human body is not entirely understood and because of cross-influence it is a difficult topic. It's not an exact science. Having said that ...

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Wills‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Does the altitude you live at influence the time required for acclimatization?

Let's say that two persons are going to attempt to climb a mountain that is 6 000 metres high. These persons are equal in every way, except that one lives at sea level and one lives at 2 500 metres...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by HenricF‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the lowest altitude where the effect of lack of acclimatization can be observed?

What is the lowest altitude where the effect of lack of acclimatization can be observed? I've heard that generally we speak about the need for acclimatization over 3000 meters (9800 feet). Are the...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Danubian Sailor‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Why would people descend to sleep while acclimatizing?

I am watching a video about a climb of Annapurna. To acclimate the climbers head up from base camp to another camp higher up, stay for a day or two, then return to base camp. They repeat this pro...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by jsf80238‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I acclimatize to cold?

People used to tolerate a much wider range of temperatures. What techniques can I apply to widen my body's range of comfort? A few examples that may or may not help: Spend a lot of time slightly...

4 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Jay Bazuzi‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Are there any studies showing that being in good aerobic shape will lessen the risk of altitude sickness?

This answer mentions, The single most effective thing you can do to improve your acclimatization rate is to get in good aerobic shape before starting your trip. It seems plausible that being ...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How best to condition oneself to do day hikes at an altitude peaking at 6,000 to 8,000 ft?

I have hiked in years past up to 12,000 ft but normally topped out around 8,000 ft when doing day hikes. Problem is that I'm in my 60's, haven't hiked in 3 years and live at an altitude that tops ...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by tale852150‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are the real dangers of climbing at high altitude?

I had a campfire discussion not long ago with a man that got pulmonary edema while attempting the summit of Aconcagua, and we got into the discussion of the effects of high elevation. I had always ...

3 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by ShemSeger‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A What affects the acclimatization process?

We know we need "Climb High and Sleep low" to prevent Altitude Sickness. Now the question is what can affect the acclimatization process? Example: Bring luggage/bag/etc when climbing high. Wil...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Denny Sutedja‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Acclimatization Question

While climbing Killi (Mount Kilimanjaro), we were reminded to drink constantly until we reach the summit. I noticed that when I did stop and take some sips of water on the final push, I initially ...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Anne Kairis‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Acclimatizing to Hot weather

When people discuss Acclimatization, it is generally observed that they refer to higher altitudes, or colder weather. While, acclimatization is not only applicable to higher altitudes and/or cold ...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by WedaPashi‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is there a connection between stress and difficulty in acclimatizing?

In the experience of users of this site, does intense stress hamper acclimatization? I recently experienced much more difficulty in acclimatizing in an area where I frequently visit. The only dif...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by ab2 MonicaNotForgotten‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Acclimatization strategies

While reading Hermann Buhl's tour book* of the Nanga Parbat expedition in 1953 (yielding to the first ascent on third of July, Buhl did the final ascent solo) I got curious about the height differe...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Wills‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Donating blood at higher altitudes and Acclimatization

While I was re-reading this question where there is a lot discussed about impact of higher altitude on the physiology, acclimatization and things around it. Though, I have had put in an answer in t...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by WedaPashi‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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