Avoiding Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is no joke!


We strongly encourage everyone to use herbs, adequate hydration and supplements before you arrive in Granby to prevent symptoms associated with higher altitudes. 


At 8,000 feet (the elevation of Granby, CO), the amount of oxygen available is about 3/4 of what you can get at sea level. It's normal to experience mild fatigue, shortness of breath with exertion, mild increase in the depth and/or speed of breathing, changes in breathing patterns at night, and increased urination as your body adapts and works to maximize your blood's oxygen-carrying capacity. These symptoms generally even out over several days. However, some people (for reasons that aren't entirely understood) will get AMS at this altitude.


Fortunately, there are many things you can do to prevent and resolve altitude sickness but you need to start most of them in the weeks before you travel to Granby.


Click this link for suggestions for preventing and dealing with altitude sickness.


Thanks to Lisa Ganora for sharing this vital information with the AHG community!