Falcon Guides The Altitude Experience: Successful Trekking and Climbing above 8,000 Feet
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This book is a comprehensive, practical resource for travelers, trekkers, and climbers who are going to be living at high elevation for any period of time. The author simplifies and organizes the technical information found in scientific texts and combines it with excerpts from actual expedition accounts and narratives to present a complete picture of how altitude affects the body both physically and psychologically. The book also includes complete guidelines for how to prepare for travel at altitude, including how to train and acclimatize, what to bring, how to treat altitude sickness should it occur, and how to "come down" from an experience at high altitude.
Whether you're planning a hike above treeline in the Colorado alpine or aiming for the summit of Mount Everest, this complete guide provides the tools and knowledge to have a successful outing. Author: Mike Farris. Softcover; 310 pages; black-and-white photographs. Morris Book Publishing, LLC; copyright 2008. Book combines the science of the body's responses to altitude with accumulated wisdom of experienced mountaineers. Author writes clear and concise explanations of how heat, cold, dehydration, emotional factors and exercise influence performance at altitude. Includes tips for training at altitude, preparation for a trip and overcoming physical and psychological obstacles.