Don't Let Altitude Sickness Ruin Your Visitors' Trip
High altitude sickness or acute mountain sickness occurs when your body can not get enough oxygen from the air at higher altitudes. More than 20% of people visiting the western mountains get altitude sickness. How physically fit one is plays no role in whether you get altitude sickness. Symptoms include headache, light headedness, weakness, trouble sleeping and upset stomach. Experts recommend taking your time to travel to higher altitudes. Once you reach 8000 feet, ascend no more than 100 feet a day. "Climb high, sleep low" is good advice to follow. If you hike at 10,000 feet, sleep at 8500 feet. For more information view our brochure.