Altitude problem?

Hi- I’d be interested in asking the tour leader whether any participants have had trouble with the altitude.  

I would be coming from sea level Florida and have had altitude sickness before.  For example , when I was  in Cusco, Peru which is at 11,000 feet.

RS, can this query be forwarded to him?

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  • I'd also suggest you arrive at your program a few days ahead to give you some more adjustment time.

    I'll also say that each time you go to elevation it may be different for you. I live at 2800'. A couple of times a year I go to Yellowstone which is at 6,000'-9,000' feet. Sometimes it affects me, sometimes not. I drive over and frankly, sometimes am fairly dehydrated on the drive because well...it's a pain in the neck to keep stopping. I realized last time that this leads to me feeling worse when I get there (it's a 9.5 hour drive with minimal stops) so next time I need to make myself drink more fluids on the way over. I have also found that I do better if I start pushing fluids 3 or 4 days ahead of the drive. You'll have an airline flight which will be dehydrating as well but consider pushing fluids a few days before the flight.

    BTW, I used to live in Florida so I totally understand the difference in going from sea level to elevation!

    ~Pam
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  • I'd also suggest you arrive at your program a few days ahead to give you some more adjustment time.

    I'll also say that each time you go to elevation it may be different for you. I live at 2800'. A couple of times a year I go to Yellowstone which is at 6,000'-9,000' feet. Sometimes it affects me, sometimes not. I drive over and frankly, sometimes am fairly dehydrated on the drive because well...it's a pain in the neck to keep stopping. I realized last time that this leads to me feeling worse when I get there (it's a 9.5 hour drive with minimal stops) so next time I need to make myself drink more fluids on the way over. I have also found that I do better if I start pushing fluids 3 or 4 days ahead of the drive. You'll have an airline flight which will be dehydrating as well but consider pushing fluids a few days before the flight.

    BTW, I used to live in Florida so I totally understand the difference in going from sea level to elevation!

    ~Pam
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