Altitude, high: Altitude sickness occurs at high altitude. So what is high altitude?
Altitude is defined on the following scale:
Most people can go up to 8,000 feet (2,438 meters) with minimal effects. If you have been at that altitude before and had no problems, you can probably return to that altitude without problems if (and only if) you are properly acclimatized.
If you have not been to high altitude before, caution is strongly recommended. No specific factors such as age, sex, or physical condition are known to correlate with the susceptibility to altitude sickness. Some people are simply more susceptible than others. There is no telling, so caution is the better part of wisdom.
Cattle tested for effects of high altitude. Each year, ranchers who raise their herds on the lush grasslands of the Rockies find that up to 20 percent can ...
These pages show the latest things happening at our Institute which is part of Clinica IPPA created in July 1970, located in the city of La Paz, Bolivia (3510 m).
What changes at high altitude? The environment is completely different at high altitude compared to that at sea level - the air is thinner and temperatures are usually ...
Outdoor Action Guide to High Altitude: Acclimatization and Illnesses by Rick Curtis, Director, Outdoor Action Program. Last Page update 07/07/1999
High-Altitude Nutrition - food options for acclimatization and hydration