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.

Swathi Chatrapathy

Swathi Chatrapathy

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 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 in a person's mind, body and spirit. Read Swathi's columns. Watch Swathi's videos.