Acute Mountain Sickness

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is a pathological effect of high altitude on humans cauesd by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. It commonly occures above 2.400 meters.

The symptoms usually are:

  • Headache
  • Lack of appetite
  • Vomiting
  • General weakness
  • Dizziness or light headedness
  • Swelling of hands, feet, and face)
  • Sleeplessness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nosebleed
  • Persistent rapid pulse
  • General malaise

Be familiar with the symptoms and inform me if you begin to experience one of them!

We have to stop ascending and give you more time to acclimatize. If the symptoms remain we have to descend to a lower altitude.

To protect yourself from AMS please:

  • Drink a lot of liquid while walking
  • Don’t drink alcohol on the trek
  • Walk slow and give you enough time while ascending
  • Before going to bed ascend few meters – that helps for a good sleep