Post #2 of 6:
THE GOLDEN RULES OF ASCENT:
- If you are ill at altitude, it is altitude illness until proven otherwise.
Ill at altitude = altitude illness!
- Never ascend with symptoms of AMS.
Don’t go up until the symptoms go down!
- If you are getting worse (or have HAPE or HAPE), go down at once.
Continue down until you have relief of symptoms!
- Gain no more than 1000 ft of sleeping altitude per day
Climb high and sleep low!
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