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 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. Swathi is known for her expertise in digital content, which has made her a much sought after resource in many events. Before joining Indiahikes, she 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 impact a person's mind, body and spirit. 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.


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