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01-NOV-2017

Hiking in the Bolivian Altiplano . Andes offer some of the most spectacular hiking opportunities on the planet. That being said, walking at high altitude brings with it certain inherent risks, the most common of which is altitude sickness .symptoms of AMS include headache, dizziness, nausea, shortness of breath, difficulty sleeping and extreme lethargy. Going straight from the airport to the start of your trek is potentially putting yourself at risk of AMS which it happened to me .the key is to rest ,drink a lot of water ,walk slow and breath very often.

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Alexander Kazakov04-Dec-2017 14:13
Outstanding! V
globalgadabout04-Dec-2017 07:08
an amazing landscape...mate de coca is also useful against altitude sickness....what I noticed at high altitude in Peru was that with any climbing, the legs also quickly felt very heavy..
Charlene Ambrose04-Dec-2017 06:02
This looks very challenging even without the altitude risks! You must have to pack a lot of water. Your picture is quite stunning. V
Neil Marcus04-Dec-2017 04:21
I would think that with all your experience in travellin under arduous circumstances. You would have taken care.
I presume you are OK at this point. good luck, Yiannis in your endeavors.