The open consultation on a new definition for acute mountain sickness is now open: go to this link: altitude.org/ams to express your views.


Have you, or someone you know, ever suffered from HAPE (high altitude pulmonary oedema)? If so, please visit the HAPE Database today to find out more, or click to register.
Tragic death in Peru
Every year we are contacted in connection with tragedies in the mountains. Understandably, many people choose not to speak out about the loss of their loved ones. We are grateful to those who do, because the best way to prevent more people from dying is to publicise the risks.

Please take the time to read some of the accounts of deaths at high altitude on this website, and this brave report from a son, describing how he lost his father in Peru in May 2012.

 At 8848m, the summit of Everest is believed to lie very close to the maximum altitude at which human beings can survive without breathing supplementary oxygen.


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Last modified 16th November 2010