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

Swathi Chatrapathy

Swathi Chatrapathy is the Chief Editor at Indiahikes. She heads the content team and runs a video series called 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. Through her work at Indiahikes, she hopes to let more people experience this sense of liberation, by spreading information about trekking and by instilling the right spirit of trekking in them.Read Swathi's other articles. Watch Swathi's video series here.

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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