Preparing for High Altitudes in Ecuador


“I’ve just been to Chimborazo volcano in Ecuador, climbing to 5100m. I’m familiar with altitude, however I went from sea level to this height in 24 hours and it hit me! Tips for altitudes. Take a hot flask of coca tea with lots of molasses and it’s amazing how it helps with the altitude. Also, it’s not just in the moment when the altitude can hit you. It can creep up on your hours later when you’re home. To avoid this, walk very slowly, small steps, slowly. And rest. Don’t exert, then rest. Keep a gentle pace on the way up and down. You’ll thank yourself for it!”

– Alice, California


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