What are HAPE and HACE?

HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema) and HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema) are two advanced forms of altitude sickness. While not many people suffer from HAPE and HACE, it is important to know about these illnesses to be able to nip them in the bud. In this video, Sandhya explains the importance of identifying the illnesses and treating them.

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Swathi Chatrapathy is a journalist from Bangalore. She heads the content team at Indiahikes and runs a video show called Trek With Swathi. Writing, reading and trekking are up there on her list of favourite things!

One thought on “What are HAPE and HACE?

  1. Hi,

    Nice video & video series in general.

    It would have been nice if “gamow bag” had been mentioned in the options regarding treatment of “HAPE/HACE”. I understand that not many trekking organizers would be carrying these on treks as the costs might be prohibitive.

    Besides the theory it would be good to discuss the practical options (SOP- Standard Operating Procedure) that is adopted by IH (India Hikes) for HAPE/HACE – as I am sure the best practices of IH might benefit others as well. maybe the topic for another video.

    cheers
    sathya

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