Can You Get AMS While Descending From High Altitude?

Can You Get AMS While Descending From High Altitude?

Category Acute Mountain Sickness Hape And Hace Altitude And Health

By Karishma Jayapaul


Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is still a very under-discussed topic. But we want to keep our trekkers well-informed about the possibilities of getting AMS on a high altitude trek.

Most trekkers believe that once they have reached the highest point on the trek, they are not susceptible to AMS. But that’s a myth.

We often hear of trekkers getting AMS while coming down after a successful summit climb. The most likely scenario is that they’ve been ignoring some underlying symptoms of AMS that kicked up much before reaching the summit.

In this episode of Trek Talks With Vishnu Benne, Vishnu talks about this less known side of AMS.

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Karishma Jayapaul

About the author

Karishma Jayapaul was an assistant content manager at Indiahikes. A journalist by profession, she loves to write about real life experiences. Her love for fitness and writing made her join the Indiahikes content team. Baking is her first love, while in her free time she plays the piano.