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Any tips for climbers about altitude sickness?

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Dr. Vance Harris
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In brief: Tips for climbing

Climb the mountain gradually, stop for a day or two for every 2, 000 feet above 8, 000 feet .
Sleep at a lower altitude when possible. Recognize early symptoms. If you plan on quickly climbing to a high altitude, ask your doctor about a medication called acetazolamide (diamox).

In brief: Tips for climbing

Climb the mountain gradually, stop for a day or two for every 2, 000 feet above 8, 000 feet .
Sleep at a lower altitude when possible. Recognize early symptoms. If you plan on quickly climbing to a high altitude, ask your doctor about a medication called acetazolamide (diamox).
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