Tag Archives: Altitude Sickness

Fatalities on Everest in 4 Consecutive May Days

far this season. *Phurba Sherpa died died THursdsay, May 19 about 150 meters from the summit. *Eric Arnold, 36, of the Netherlands, died Friday, May 20 while coming down from a successful summit *Maria Strydom, 34, of Australia died Saturday, … Continue reading

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Fifth Fatality on McKinley this Season in Worst Climbing Season since 1992

Brian Young, 52, died after summiting McKinley after suddenly stopping breathing while sleeping. He is the fifth climber to die this year. This is the worst year since 1992 when 11 died during the climbing season.

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Suggestions on Altitude Sickness Prevention

Highpointer Lynn Arave has these suggestions on preventing altitude sickness. I’ve found that antacid pills help settle my stomach when I feel what is likely altitude sickness and pain reliever takes away my headaches. Keeping hydrated – even when you … Continue reading

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