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comment Avoiding or minimising altitude sickness?
Altitude sickness @ 1500 meters would be near miracolous : I've never seen anything notable near 2000 meters as a regular guest in the Himalyas over two decades , and the International Society for Mountain Medicine , ismm.org , also dismisses the idea : "Practically speaking, however, we generally don't worry much about elevations below about 2500 m (8000 ft) since altitude illness rarely occurs lower than this." binging on water is a well known way to produce cerebral edema , there are documented deaths at both low altitude ( like Boston Marathon ) and high altitude.
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comment Water tests during travelling
There is a simple way making cloudy water clear , before Steripen treatment : coffee filters. This will also make all chemical treatments more effective , since the chemicals can´t bind to large particles in the water.
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revised Is tea and coffee on the street safe to drink in India?
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answered Is tea and coffee on the street safe to drink in India?
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comment What is a safe overland route from Europe to India using public transport?
No bus between Kathmandu and Lhasa , and no open border points between India and China since 1962.
Jan
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answered Is it possible to get a permit to travel to Tibet (Lhasa) from Beijing by train, without a tour guide?
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comment Avoiding or minimising altitude sickness?
The one single factor that is most important is the rate of ascent , as in the guidelines . In every group that goes outside guidelines you´ll see different degrees of altitude sickness , in every group that stays within you are very unlikely to see any major symtoms. Just being on BP medication puts you in a risk group : a wild generalisation. Asthmatics generally do very well at altitude , a fair number employed in building the railway to Lhasa and it turned out well. Going down fast (like 5000+ passes on Ladakhi roads) is a non-problem , actually recommended before you get develop AMS.
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answered Avoiding or minimising altitude sickness?