What to Know About Altitude Sickness

Whether you’re hitting the slopes in the winter or the trail in the summer, you need to be prepared for altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS). Although it’s normally just a nuisance, it can be very serious. And it will ruin the fun of a mountain vacation. The Cause of Altitude Sickness Essentially, altitude sickness is caused by reduced air pressure at altitude. Air pressure is basically the weight of the column of air that presses you

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