1. Inga Aksamit
    Inga Aksamit November 4, 2014 at 5:30 am

    Thanks, Ray, for this great write up. I’m working with Leslie and Kenny to further refine and improve the document and we appreciate your feedback. I fully agree with you that a lot of people miscalculate the impact that altitude can have and probably had more discussion about this than any other topic when I did the JMT last summer. I saw 3 young men turning back after Red’s and one trail friend get evacuated from Evolution for altitude sickness. Thanks for the good work on your blog.

  2. Kenny Meyer
    Kenny Meyer November 4, 2014 at 6:37 am

    Hi Ray. Thanks for the nod. There’s a lot of information out there. It’s not all consistent. It’s not all accurate. We really wanted to make the document as accurate as possible. I believe the guideline could help someone who wants to do the hike and needs information about how to acclimatize.

    Your suggestions are well taken. We welcome any comments, suggestions, and corrections. It’s the best way to improve the document.

    That incorrect factoid about the passes slipped through the cracks–thanks for catching that! It’ll be fixed. I’m a bit concerned about discussing drugs, especially since there’s are really good resources out there for MDs. But, given your comments, I think we might revisit the topic. And, we’d like to include the LLS, but thus far we haven’t been able to track down anyone who could give us permission. We’d welcome any leads.

    Inga’s joined in and we’re working on a new version. She’s got a lot of expertise helping make some great improvements to the document.

    Thanks again for mentioning the guideline in your blog.
    Regards, Kenny

  3. Ken
    Ken November 5, 2014 at 3:09 am

    Fortunately I never – so far – suffer from any of the problems associated with altitude sickness (fear of heights however is another case – anyone got anything for that?) but I can readily see that even those of us who are not altitude challenged should be aware of the problems, in case we come across anyone on the trail who is and needs our help.


  4. Kenny Meyer
    Kenny Meyer February 17, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    If you’re interested, we’ve updated the Acclimatization Guideline. The new version addresses some of the findings in the new WMS 2014 guideline. We’ve also made a number of changes in response to comments from reviewers. We believe is getting a bit better with each Rev.

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