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asmrz - Jun 7, 2019 2:34 pm - Voted 10/10

HAPE usually re-occurs

Ahoj Libusko

Sorry you didn't get to go to the summit, but your partner's health is much more important. There is always a next time.

Re the HAPE, from my few years in the high hills, those who get it at 14,000-15,000', usually don't do well in repeated trips. Once people find severe symptoms at 12-14,000', the high hills (over 20K) are really not feasible for them, even with the various medications available. This malady just repeats itself and the person is putting him/herself into pretty serious danger especially on remote peaks.

How right you are, it's always better to go slow and last longer.

Cheers and good climbing, Alois.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Jun 7, 2019 8:04 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: HAPE usually re-occurs

Ahoj a mockrat dik. You are so right, I think some of us have better genetics for mountains than others. I hope you are well and please let me know if any plans visiting Colorado.


scramblingbadger - May 30, 2020 11:20 am - Voted 10/10

Great Article

Very useful information. Thanks for posting.

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