Monday, May 21, 2012

Altitude sickness

  • Four mountain climbers have died while climbing Mount Everest, according to news reports.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • The 8000ers is an exclusive group, and the of cost of entry is high. Really high. There are only 14 peaks in the world that extend 8,000 meters (26,247 feet)  into the atmosphere, including, of course, Earths highest point - Mt. Everest.
  • (CNN (blog))
  • Schaaf died at the South Summit of Sagarmatha due to altitude sickness, said Ang Tshering Sherpa, chief of the Asian Trekking company that organized the expedition, referring to the Nepali name of the mountain. South Summit is about 28,697 feet high.
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  • Two years ago, I was nearly halfway through the legendary 18-day Annapurna Circuit trek in Nepal when altitude sickness hit me at 4,200m. Until this point, the trek had been manageable because I knew what I was in for.
  • (Straits Times)
  • After reaching the top of Mt. Everest, the climbers may have suffered from exhaustion and altitude sickness.  Climber Will Cross reached the summit in 2006. (Cross) "You're not fully oriented, you're sleep deprived, you're dehydrated.
  • (FOX News)
  • Schaaf died at the South Summit of Sagarmatha due to altitude sickness, Ang Tshering Sherpa, head of the company that organized the expedition told Reuters.
  • (Christian Post)
  • "The medical staff at the Himalayan Rescue Association believe the cause of death to be altitude sickness.
  • (DAWN Group)
  • The three climbers who died Saturday were believed to have suffered exhaustion and altitude sickness, Nepali mountaineering official Gyanendra Shrestha told The Associated Press. Officials were still gathering details from descending climbers, he said.
  • (The Chronicle Herald)

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