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Everest Base Camp

Postby ricky372 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:10 am

Hi People,

Is there any way I can make myself more fit for this trip, as I know altitude sickness is a major problem there.

Cheers,

Ricky.
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Re: Everest Base Camp

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Re: Everest Base Camp

Postby soulci » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:22 pm

Hi Ricky,

It's not about fitness. You never know if you are whether prone to acute altitude sickness or not. At some extent, everyone have symptoms. I had headaches (a feeling that my head was burning and a strong pressure) every time I walked to a higher peak from Namche, but it would go away after I had something to eat and a bit of rest.

My advice:
- Walk slowly. Don't worry about being behind everyone. It's better be the last than don't make it to the Base Camp.
- Never go out of breath when walking. If you do, walk even slower.
- Drink plenty of water and eat healthy. Dal Bhat (lentil, rice and curried veggie) is a good source of protein and energy, and you can repeat it without extra charge.
- Go to sleep early. Have enough hours of sleep. You body will need plenty of energy.
- No alcohol until you start descending.
- Have diamox and paracetamol with you. If the symptoms are not going away after a couple of hours, take a diamox and see how you feel. If it continues, you will have to descend until the point you were feeling fine.
- Don't skip rest days. This very important for your body to acclimatise with the altitude
- Take a day at time.

And enjoy!! Everyday you will see amazing views.
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Re: Everest Base Camp

Postby ricky372 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:13 am

Thanks Buddy,

Will keep all that in mind.
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