Travel at High Altitude Booklet download

#1 Mar 25th, 2009, 01:13
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http://medex.org.uk/v26%20booklet.pdf


Some excellent information and advice on AMS, HAPE and HACE and other aspects of travel at high altitude in this little downloadable free book.

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Cool

Thanks for the information
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This is a very handy guide to keep on your desktop. Micheal thanks for sharing.
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thanks mike.
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worst map I've ever seen

That pdf had a map of high-altitude areas that omitted the Alps and the US/Canadian Rockies. Oops
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The independent article is a mash up of a study which is .. geographically challenged , and the reporters opinion :

""A common experience at altitude is how breathing fails to keep pace with the demands of the body which triggers involuntary gasps for air and a feeling of suffocation. A conscious effort to breathe faster and deeper is necessary as part of acclimatisation."



A physiologist would never say this, or imply that you have any real conscious long term control over breathing: periodic breathing comes from ventilating off too much carbon dioxide , which changes the blood pH - and the body has near zero tolerance for changed pH , it will shut down breathing until this is corrected. The "gasp" comes when breathing starts again . Early acclimatization is about changing pH first , to allow hyperventilation. Either on it┤s own , or with the help of Diamox.

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