High Altitude Medicine Guide
This site provides current medical information on the
prevention, recognition, and treatment of altitude illness.
This site produced by the University of Colorado provides
information about altitude related illness and pertinent
Learn about portable safety equipment that helps those
suffering from Acute Mountain Sickness.
Read or listen to this NPR show about high altitude
physiology and what the "high life" does to the body
Thin Air, by John Krakauer
Outside Magazine article detailing the disastrous 1996
Everest expedition. Well-written, compelling account
of the dangers of high-altitude climbing.
1997 to Everest
Understand the extreme conditions under which high-altitude
hikers function. Site has photos, texts and recordings
from Expedition '97, sent directly from the mountain
Action Guide to High Altitude
Learn how to be as safe as possible at high altitudes.
the synopsis for this segment