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Mountain Prep Training: The Effects of Altitude: What you NEED to Know!

If you are getting ready to go to the mountains, spend some time really learning about the effects of altitude on your body and how to manage the symptoms and understand when a simple headache becomes something more serious. Its not just about you, its about how to recognize these symptoms in others, and how to understand how symptoms get confused with dehydration.

We have 2 winter mountain teams in December that will all need to attend this workshop as a mandatory part of their preparation program. Aconagua, Kilimanjaro and Nepal Mountaineering and Kenya. However, even if you are not joining one of our mountain exepeditions you are still welcome to join.

IF you are not joining us for a trek, we ask you to pay 15 dollars on paypal to secure your spot and demonstrate that you are actually coming so that we can plan the space acoording to those that are serious about attending not just curious click and runs.

The presenter will give you the background information and then you will go into groups with a scenario and you will need to use this information to propose how you would behave in the situation.

Amy Subaey has been climbing high altitude mountains for the past 20 years; Kilimanjaro (6 times) Nepal (5 times) Elbrus (5x) Sto Kangri, Labouche Peak, Lenin's Peak, (7119m) and Mt Kenya. As a trek leader she has had firsthand experience and knowledge of altitude and how it sneaks up on you and how to handle it.

Matt Farr has climbed Ama Dablam and many other serious mountains in Nepal and the Alps. He is the owner of Mountain Quests.

Topics Covered:
Acclimatization
Dehydration
Sleep and Food and connection to performance at altitude
Cerebral Edema
Pulmonary Edema
Mild Acute Mountain Sickness
Emergency Evacuation
Insuranace and Evacuation Services (when to call, who to call)
Diamox
Dexamethasone

The workshop will start at 630 pm and finish by 8:00 pm.
Attendance is mandatory and free for those climbing with us, and 20 dollars for others to reserve a place and tell us that you intend to actually join not just click RSVP.

The 15 dollars will include a latte and nice snacks.

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