Category Archives: Mountaineering

Climbing Kilimanjaro or Everest or any other high altitude location? New on hypoxia acclimatisation and training for you.

Researchers Identify Potential Risk Factors for Severe Altitude Sickness

Measuring specific, exercise-related responses can help physicians determine who may be more at risk for severe high altitude illness (SHAI), according to a study conducted by researchers in France. The researchers also found that taking acetazolamide (ACZ), a drug frequently … Continue reading

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Hypoxia like symptoms. Air Force returns 170 grounded F-22s to service.

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — The nation’s F-22 fighter jets went back into service Wednesday, four months after they were grounded over pilot complaints about a lack of oxygen. Air Force instructor pilots began flying the stealth jet fighters at … Continue reading

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Two Men Died in Staten Island Breath-Holding Accident

AB Managing Editor: By Michael Popke — A second man has died following an underwater training accident at a public pool on Staten Island. The New York Daily News reports that 21-year-old off-duty lifeguard Jonathan Proce died Sunday at New … Continue reading

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High Altitude Training

Dr. Gary Wadler, M.D., the chairman of WADA’s Prohibited List and Methods Subcommittee, says: “There’s tremendous individual variability that makes it hard to predict who will benefit,” . “In a highly controlled, hospital-level environment, the equipment probably isn’t dangerous,” he … Continue reading

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pulse oximetry at high altitude

Luks, Andrew M., Erik R. Swenson. High Alt. Med. Biol. 12:109–119, 2011. Pulse oximetry is a valuable, noninvasive, diagnostic tool for the evaluation of ill individuals at high altitude and is also being increasingly used to monitor the well-being of … Continue reading

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MOUNTAIN SICKNESS FACTS

Acute Mountain sickness (AMS) is the term given to a number of symptoms that occur after rapid ascent to high altitude.   Severe forms may be life threatening because of pulmonary or cerebral oedema.  Mild forms of this illness can affect … Continue reading

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At 8.30am on 11 May 2011 I was privileged to be the first climber for the 2011 season to stand on top of the world. At the same time, I became the 68th Australian in history to summit Mt Everest.

by Paul Hameister At 8.30am on 11 May I was privileged to be the first climber for the 2011 season to stand on top of the world. At the same time, I became the 68th Australian in history to summit … Continue reading

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High Altitude Living Reduces Risk of Dying from Heart Conditions: Low O2 Makes Genes Creating new Blood Vessels

ScienceDaily (Mar. 26, 2011) — Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in partnership with the Harvard School of Global Health have found that people living at higher altitudes have a lower chance of dying from ischemic heart … Continue reading

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THE EFFECTS OF INTERMITTENT HYPOXIC TRAINING ON AEROBIC CAPACITY AND ENDURANCE PERFORMANCE IN CYCLISTS

The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of intermittent hypoxic training (IHT) with 95 % of lactate threshold workload (WRLT) on aerobic capacity and endurance performance in well-trained cyclists. Twenty male elite cyclists, randomly divided into … Continue reading

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Athletics: Britton to skip Edinburgh clash for altitude training

Friday January 07 2011 FIONNUALA Britton has turned down an invitation to compete in tomorrow’s Great Edinburgh Cross-Country championships in favour of travelling to South Africa this week for a month’s high-altitude training. And she is joined there by Sligo’s … Continue reading

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