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Copy of Mountain Climbing
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Preparing For a Climb.
Negative Effects of Mountain Climbing on the body
Altitude sickness- the effect of lack of oxygen in the blood and tissues at high altitides.
Hypothermia-A condition whe re core temperature drops below what is required for normal metabolism and body functions (95°F). Hypothermia impairs judgement, slurs speech, and eventually causes loss of consciousness.
The symptoms could worsen and become...
Snow Blindness-the reflection of the sun on the snow on the tops of mountains causing temporary blindness.
Fluid gathers in the lungs and causes respitory failure.
Cerebral Oedema: excess water gathers in the intracellular and/or extracellular spaces of the brain.
A study published in 2008 says that in expert mountain climbers, there is changes in their brain matter that controls movement.
At the top of a mountain you'll receive 30 times more ultraviolet light found at sea level.
Sunburn is also a danger when climbing. Climbers need to reaply sunscreen every two hours.
Extreme Cold and Falling
Frostbite-beceause of the severe cold, frostbite is a big danger that climbers face. The first sign of frostbite is numbness in your fingers or toes. Most frostbite ends in amputation.
The cold and snowy conditions make the risk of falling even greater. A study in 2006 said that 20% of all injuries were head injuries from falling.
Push-ups, pull-ups, dips, squats, and lunges are a great way to build strength. Add weight by putting on a full backpack.
Dead lifts, front squats, bench press, powers cleans, and military presses will help build upper body strength.
It is recommended that you train with your equipment so you get used to the added weight.
Aerobic Endurance training: running, distance cycling, and any aerobic class offered at a gym.
Anaerobic Endurance training:
Fartlek-a form of road running or cross country running in which the runner changes pace throughout the run.
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)-a system for orginizing cardiorespitory training which consists of a mix of short, high intensity intervals with lower intensity intervals.
The only way to prepare for the high altitudes of mountains is to train at high altitudes. It can take the body days to adjust, but the stamina training should help your body increase efficiency.
Hypoxic Altitude Training: This form of training involves excercising in, living in, or simply breathing oxygyn reduced air.
Positive Effects of Mountain Climbing on the body