What is Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)?

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is something every high altitude trekker needs to be aware of. At Indiahikes, we have seen a lot of trekkers come and go, get affected by AMS and recover. So there’s no better person than the founder of Indiahikes, Arjun Majumdar, to talk about the topic! He’ll answer all your questions and bust several myths about this altitude sickness.

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.

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