Why alcohol is a big NO at high altitude

Many people like to drink alcohol at high altitude thinking it keeps them warm. They also like to socialise over alcohol. But this not advisable at high altitude. There are numerous ways in which alcohol affects you, and more often than not, it can be fatal.


Swathi Chatrapathy

Swathi Chatrapathy

Swathi Chatrapathy is the Chief Editor at Indiahikes. She also runs a video series, Trek With Swathi. Before joining Indiahikes, she worked as a reporter and sub-editor at Deccan Chronicle. She holds a Masters in Digital Journalism and continues to contribute to publications such as Deccan Herald. Trekking, to her, is a sport that liberates that mind like nothing else can.Read Swathi's other articles. Watch Swathi's video series here.

3 thoughts on “Why alcohol is a big NO at high altitude

  1. Hey,
    Thanks so much for this post! I think it is so important to consider these types of dangers when it comes to alcohol consumption. I had no idea the effect high altitude could have! I think the promiscuous mode that alcohol encourages can definitely lead to more dangerous situations at high altitude.

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