Maintain Oxygen Levels While High Alltitude Hiking

June 20, 2013 on 12:00 am | In Uncategorized | Comments Off

Choosing the right SPF for your high altitude hike is crucial to ensure health safety, skin protection, and comfort. The sun is intense, but the higher the altitude the more intense the sun becomes, so protecting your skin is a must. How do you know which sunscreen to apply?

Well, sunscreen is available in various SPFs or sun protection factors. Choosing the right SPF for the activity and skin type will make the difference between protected skin and sunburn. The Continue reading Maintain Oxygen Levels While High Alltitude Hiking…

Waterproof Insulated Boots Are are the Key to a Succesful High Alltittude Hike

April 18, 2013 on 12:00 am | In Uncategorized | Comments Off

Going on a high altitude hike can be enormously fun. A lot of this fun, however, can be taken away when your footwear is lacking. Really, would you want to reach a higher altitude on a peak and suffer from cold and wet feet?

Suffering from such issues would not only take the fun out of the excursion, it could create a dangerous scenario. Cold and wet fit could lead you to suffering from numerous ailments, some of which just might be very serious.

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High Alltitude Hiking:Support Your Feet Witht the Right Foot Gear

June 25, 2012 on 12:00 am | In Uncategorized | Comments Off

Prior to previous misconceptions, individuals who are planning a hiking trip that will take place at a high altitude requires specific types of gear. Due to the increased altitude, proper foot gear that provides protection and support is essential. Although most individuals don’t experience swelling until they reach heights of about 8,000 feet, this rule is not steadfast and varies amongst hikers. Therefore, it is crucial to be prepared for such possibilities.

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On A High Alltitude Hike Make Sure to Keep Your Eyes Safe

November 18, 2011 on 12:00 am | In Uncategorized | Comments Off

You may know about the general health problems that can occur on a high altitude hike, but do you realize that your eyes are also at risk? You may be use to wearing sunglasses when it is sunny, however the days that are cloudy are just as hazardous for your eyes. The rays of the sun are intensified at high altitude and this can damage your eyes if the proper precautions are not taken. When there is snow or water it is even more intense.I found some more information here. The sun Continue reading On A High Alltitude Hike Make Sure to Keep Your Eyes Safe…

Do Not Forget Your Lip Balm On Your Next High Altitude Hike

November 17, 2011 on 12:00 am | In Uncategorized | Comments Off

It is important for individuals planning to go on a high altitude hike to pack lip balm. It works really well for moisturizing and protecting lips. When people go hiking in high altitudes the winds can get really harsh. The temperature drops to very low temperatures to especially at night. In addition, hikers are in direct contact with the sun. These weather conditions can lead to dry, chapped, sunburned lips. Individuals do not have to worry about the damaging effects of the Continue reading Do Not Forget Your Lip Balm On Your Next High Altitude Hike…

Protect Your lungs On Your High Altitude Hike

November 15, 2011 on 12:00 am | In Uncategorized | Comments Off

Hiking can be an exciting experience when participating for the first time. However, hiking up a mountain does have unusual effects on your body due to the higher altitude. In high altitude, less air reaches the lungs, which can lead to a rapid decrease in energy, not to mention the rapid weather changes that commonly occur during a hiking trip. No matter how enjoyable the experience, safety is always the most important factor.

New hikers commonly embark on their first journey unprepared.I was looking for more information and found it here. It is important to know your body’s limitations before doing something it Continue reading Protect Your lungs On Your High Altitude Hike…

Altitude Sickness: Signs to Look For

November 9, 2011 on 12:00 am | In Uncategorized | Comments Off

There are a bevy of mountain climbing movies on direct tv packages but if you’re planning a weekend hike you could be just as at risk for altitude sickness. If you’re worried you may be prone, keep this checklist of symptoms to watch for handy.
Headaches: Most people who experience altitude sickness first come on with a headache which can range from minor to severe like a migraine. If the headache doesn’t subside Continue reading Altitude Sickness: Signs to Look For…

Maintain Sufficient Potasium and Water Levels In the Body During a High Altitude Hike

July 15, 2011 on 12:00 am | In Uncategorized | Comments Off

Hiking is an activity that many people enjoy during summer months. It is a great way to get a workout and enjoy the scenery of nature at the same time. However, precautions must be taken to avoid dehydration. Dehydration is a serious condition that can lead to other complications including brain swelling, heart injury, seizures and death. Fortunately, dehydration can be prevented by maintaining the proper balance of potassium and water. Potassium is an electrolyte that all of the body’s organs need to function properly. Water is essential because Continue reading Maintain Sufficient Potasium and Water Levels In the Body During a High Altitude Hike…

Proper Headgear Can Prevent a Heatstroke When High Altitude Hiking

July 13, 2011 on 12:00 am | In Uncategorized | Comments Off

When hiking at high altitudes, people can experience different health issues such as heatstroke. This is caused by the lower oxygen content of the air, pressure changes and weather conditions. Proper headgear can help prevent heatstroke and help make high altitude hiking a more pleasant experience. Headgear can help protect you from the heat, protect you from bugs and other conditions you may face while hiking. Heat stroke is a form of hyperthermia in which the body temperature is Continue reading Proper Headgear Can Prevent a Heatstroke When High Altitude Hiking…

Prevent Hypothermia With the Proper Gear for High Altitude Hiking

July 12, 2011 on 12:00 am | In Uncategorized | Comments Off

Climbing in cold weather conditions can be dangerous, especially when climbing high altitudes in wet and windy weather. Hypothermia is an extremely dangerous and potentially fatal condition that can occur at high altitudes. A person suffers from hypothermia when the body loses heat faster than it is produced. Hypothermia forces the blood vessels to constrict which prevents heat from entering the body. In this predicament, the core temperature of the body falls below 95 degrees and the person loses consciousness and slips into a coma.

Hypothermia

Hypothermia shows various symptoms such as numb finger/toes, exhaustion, incoherent speech, shivering, and violent Continue reading Prevent Hypothermia With the Proper Gear for High Altitude Hiking…

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