THE GOLDEN RULES OF ASCENT

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THE GOLDEN RULES OF ASCENT:

  1. If you are ill at altitude, it is altitude illness until proven otherwise.
    Ill at altitude = altitude illness!
  2. Never ascend with symptoms of AMS.
    Don’t go up until the symptoms go down!
  3. If you are getting worse (or have HAPE or HAPE), go down at once.
    Continue down until you have relief of symptoms!
  4. Gain no more than 1000 ft of sleeping altitude per day
    Climb high and sleep low!

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