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 of HAPE and HACE. As a precaution, consult with your medical doctor about keeping Dexamethasone and Acetazolomide in your first aid kit to prevent HAPE while climbing.

If in doubt, follow the golden rule of healthy ascent… descend, descend, descend.

TIP: Your breathing rate will increase, causing a rapid loss of moisture in the body. It is vital to consume more water than usual throughout your journey at high altitude.

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