Do’s and Don’t’s in mountains

While operating in mountains, snow-bound areas and glaciated terrain, it is very important to acclimatise properly. Acclimatisation is the process of adjusting one’s body to the rarefied atmosphere and extreme cold climate of High Altitude Area.   Do’s.   (a)       During acclimatisation work on higher altitude and sleep at lower. (b)       Acclimatisation

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What are various mountaineering equipment?

1.         Helmet.          Protects climber head from falling  rock, stones, ice or sudden impact against the rock at climbing or falling. Helmets consists of outer shell, adjustable mount, headband adjuster and vent holes 2.         Harness.        Harness are designed to protect a fall of a climber by distributing the force of a fall over large

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What are the cold injuries?

Introduction In high altitude a large number of casualties are caused by high altitude affects and due to extreme cold temperature. 1.         Common problems of High Altitude. (a)       Due to extreme cold (hypothermia, frost bite, trench foot, chill blains). (b)       Effects due to low oxygen concentration (pulmonary edema, cerebral edema). (c)       

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What is acute mountain sickness?

Hikers, skiers, and adventurers who travel to high altitudes can sometimes develop acute mountain sickness. Other names for this condition are altitude sickness or high altitude pulmonary edema. It typically occurs at about 8,000 feet, or 2,400 meters, above sea level. Dizziness, nausea, headaches, and shortness of breath are a few symptoms

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