Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/18

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Subject: [Leica] Nepal: gear
From: firkin at (Alastair Firkin)
Date: Sat Sep 18 04:40:08 2004
References: <r02010300-1035-9D233B5208C811D99A38000A957A8242@[]>

Thanks for the tip: Helen is a bit against drinking too much water for 
social reasons, but it sounds like taking your time and keeping 
hydrated is the best trick: I'm hoping not to go into the DT's as we 
are told not to drink alcohol ;-)
On 18/09/2004, at 2:42 AM, Kenneth Frazier wrote:

>> If
>> you
>> are feeling quite sick from altitude sickness the only thing to do is
> to
>> walk to lower elevations and take more time to acclimatise.
> And, begin drinking as much water, now, as you can get down, and
> continue drinking lots of water while there.  I spent two weeks this
> summer on the eastern slope of the Andes, in Ecuador, sometimes at
> 10,000+ feet, sometimes at 14,000 feet, and found that heavy water
> intake was one of the best ways to acclimate, and stay healthy.  Went
> last year for two weeks, didn't do enough water, and got a bad does of
> altitude sickness.
> Ken Frazier
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