Why alcohol is a big NO at high altitude

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Why alcohol is a big NO at high altitude

Category Altitude And Health General Health Acute Mountain Sickness

By Swathi Chatrapathy


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

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Swathi Chatrapathy heads the digital content team at Indiahikes. She is also the face behind India's popular trekking video channel, Trek With Swathi. Unknown to many, Swathi also writes a weekly column at Indiahikes which has more than 100,000 followers.

A TEDx speaker and a frequent guest at other events, Swathi is a much sought after resource for her expertise in digital content.

Before joining Indiahikes, Swathi worked as a reporter and sub-editor at a daily newspaper. She holds a Masters's in Digital Journalism and continues to contribute to publications. Trekking, to her, is a sport that liberates the mind more than anything else. Through trekking, Swathi hopes to bring about a profound impact on a person's mind, body and spirit.