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Mount Everest - Acclimatization
Transcript of Mount Everest - Acclimatization
Acclimatization Joe Mayes, Morgan Winters,
Tyler Butcher, Connor Wilkinson AMS Why Acclimate? Turn Around Time Acclimatization: The physiological adaptation of an animal or plant to changes in climate or environment, such as light, temperature, or altitude. In regards to mountain climbing, it is essential that the climber takes time to adjust to the climatic changes, particularly low oxygen levels at higher altitudes HAPE HACE ~"High Altitude Pulmonary Edema"
~ Fluid accumulation in the lungs
~ Occurs at 2500m above sea level
- Difficulty breathing at rest
- Chest tightness
- Central Cyanosis (blue skin color)
- Rapid heart rate
- Rapid shallow breathing
~ Frequently Fatal ~"High Altitude Cerebral Edema"
~Fluid accumulation and swelling
of the brain
~Extremely fatal Bibliography ~ http://www.explorehimalaya.com/acute_mountain_sickness(ams).php
~ http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/extreme- fear/201205/everest-s-psychological-trap