Basic Precautions To Take On High Altitude Treks

Here are basic precautions related to safety and altitude sickness. This is basic knowledge for anyone climbing above 12,000 ft.

Can You Get AMS While Descending From High Altitude?

In this episode of Trek Talks with Vishnu Benne, Vishnu decodes the truth behind getting AMS after descending from a high point. Give it a listen.

How Rescuing A HAPE Victim Transformed An Ordinary Man Into A True Trekker

On his Goechala trek, Pushpam Singh learnt the quality that sets a true trekker apart. It all unfolded when his tent mate was hit by HAPE. Read about his experience here.

How Indiahikes Dealt With My Acute Mountain Sickness

Aditya Karanam was hit by Acute Mountain Sickness on his Roopkund trek in 2016. He puts down how the incident played out and how he was rescued in time.

Can you get Acute Mountain Sickness on an Easy Trek? Here’s a Real Life Case Study

As a trekking organisation, we find that knowledge about altitude sickness is scarce. Through these case studies, we intend to spread knowledge and make trekkers more responsible. Here’s the first high altitude case study. Take a look.

How mental preparation for a trek can mean the difference between life and death

Struck by altitude sickness, trekker Premanand fell unconscious at 18,500 ft. What our trek leader did next marked the difference between life and death. Here, Arjun Majumdar recounts an incident that underlines the importance of rapid action on a high altitude trek.

What are HAPE and HACE?

HAPE and HACE, two advanced forms of altitude sickness are rare, but brutal. It’s important to know about them to recognise the symptoms. Here are Swathi and Sandhya discussing the symptoms and treatment of HAPE and HACE.

How lack of oxygen affects you on treks

Reduction in oxygen level at high altitude sometimes leads to a problem known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Here’s a quick glance at the symptoms of AMS, how it is caused and what can be done about it.

How Diamox Deals With Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

Arjun Majumdar writes on the uses of Diamox to assist acclimatization and prevent high altitude sickness.