Acute Mountain Sickness strikes

AMS Victim
AMS victim hiking toward Fish Creek Saddle

On a backpack this weekend up the Fish Creek Trail to San Gorgonio (11,503′), my backpacking partner was struck with Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) on Aug 20.  As with all of the cases I have run into including the times I have had trouble, the vectors for the problem are consistent:

  • Hydration
  • Sleep
  • Training
  • Fitness
  • Psychology

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