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AMS prevention during sleep

Thought this was interesting. Using a device designed for reducing snoring to prevent headaches and dizziness from altitude.
Has anyone used this at altitude before and did it work?

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Khumbu Cough Tips

I'm relatively new to trekking/mountaineering having only completed an Intro to Mountaineering course with Yamnuska Mountain Adventures in October (great program) and done some day hiking at altitude in the Rockies and Swiss Alps. I am interested in heading to Everest Base Camp and have come across the Khumbu Cough (high altitude cough) in my research. I would be interested to hear any experiences as well as tips on prevention and treatment. Are balaclavas/neck warmers ...
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Hiking with knee issues

As many of you know, I've been hiking for many years and contributing to SP. For seven of the last 14 years, I've had various knee, ankle, Achilles, t-band, injuries, etc, etc, etc. Despite years of issues, I have always been able to hike without problems. Now I found out I have a small lesion in my articular cartilage, which may eventually lead to more damage down the line. The only time I haven't been ...
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Colorado Climber Missing on Mt. Elbrus

You can donate to support search efforts at the link below - even a few dollars will help the family cover costs to try to find him. Please consider sharing this link to spread the word.

http://www.coloradopolicefoundation.org ... for-steven

There is also a Facebook group you can join and share called Search for Steven at https://www.facebook.com/groups/245085129311718/

Steven Scott Beare is a Colorado police ...
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Medical and Rescue Insurance in one

Hey folks,

I am a few months away from embarking on a year-long climbing adventure and I need to lock down some solid medical and rescue insurance. Money isn't a huge issue, but I was hoping there was a company that would combine the two insurance types to save me some cash. Does anyone know which insurance companies bundle these two insurance types and who has the best coverage? I will be leaving my job ...
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Drop in oxygen level & mountain sickness at 11,000 ft

I recently went for Hampta Pass trek. The trek was well organized and we did acclimatize for a day and started the trek next day.

Initial two days of trek went quite well. On 3rd day of trekking, I started feeling breathlessness, fatigue and shivering by the time we reached next camp. At night, I was found breathing heavily, and my oxygen level was found to be around 32%. This was a serious condition as ...
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Best cure for athletes foot.

Hi, I have been battling with athletes foot for a long time now and am seeking the best treatment for it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.
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Blood donations and altitude

So I was just curious who here has made the mistake of going up too high after donating some blood. I donated for the first time on Friday morning and like an idiot ignored the warning of no strenuous activity for 24 hours. I hiked from about 6500' to 8000' on Saturday morning. I was planning on spending 2 nights there. Thankfully my girlfriend recognized the signs of altitude sickness and made me walk my ...
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