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Hiking and backpacking in alpine forests and mountain meadows offer extraordinary close encounters with nature’s splendor. Let the views take your breath away, not the altitude! Even youthful and active people are at risk of high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) and high altitude cerebral edema (HACE) at very high altitudes. It is important to know the warning signs […]


Hiking in the alpine wilderness requires endurance and a clear head. The thin, dry air can take a toll on your mind and body. After a long day’s hike, the last thing you want to pitch is your sanity! Don’t let the altitude get the best of you and ruin your night under the stars. […]