How can I prepare for the high altitude?
High altitude may affect certain health concerns, such as: a heart condition, a pace-maker, breathing problems, pregnancy, etc. We STRONGLY encourage that you contact your physician before traveling to high altitude. If you can, come rested and well-hydrated, which means drinking 6-8glasses of water 5-7 days prior to travel. Once you get to altitude itis too late to get hydrated. You will want to continue drinking 6-8glasses of water during your stay. Please note caffeine and carbonated drinks dehydrate you. Also, do not exert yourself strenuously for the first 24-48 hours. So, don’t plan to go running or exercising when you first get there. For those of you who have a prior history of problems with altitudesickness, you may want to check with your doctor beforehand. There is a prescription medication available that can help some people, but itmust be taken 1-2 days before you travel in order to help. Click Here for more information on High Altitude Awareness.