Abstaining from smoking and alcohol is not just a matter of discipline, as far as high altitude treks are concerned. There is a great risk that these activities carry. If you’re aware about AMS, you know that the importance of regular water intake and hydration cannot be overstated. Drinking alcohol will only drain and dehydrate you severely, which is a clear cut invitation for AMS, or in worse situations, HAPE and HACE. Similarly, smoking will significantly reduce the lungs’ capacity of oxygen intake, putting you at the same risks. Even without the added burden of smoking, your lungs are struggling to get used to the lower oxygen levels. Why add to it? Read More.
Bid goodbye to whatever qualms or misgivings you may have about the idea of trekking during your periods. We’re about to tell you how you can deal with your periods during treks in quite a hassle free manner! As long as you’re carrying sufficient sanitary napkins or whatever you use, along with proper means of disposing them, there’s nothing to fear. In fact, some trekkers experience much lesser cramps after during their treks, owing to the rigorous exercise that the body receives. Just bear in mind though, that your tampons and sanitary napkins aren’t biodegradable, and don’t belong anywhere on the mountains. Read More.
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