AMS – Acute Mountain Sickness
HACE – High Altitude Cerebral Edema
HAPE – High Altitude Pulmonary Edema
The briefing was in progress. The dal bhat (lentil soup with rice) routine (for every meal) including for the dinner was over. The group was sipping hot ginger lemon honey tea rather quietly. The mood…
Phaedrus, why do you climb mountains?
I am tempted to reply with Bear Grylls’ (of Man vs. Wild TV series fame) response to a similar question – “if you ask this question, you will not understand.”
However, I keep mum and ponder.
Do I really have the answer or reasons?
August 2007. It is surreal and it is unbelievably astounding to find these coral islands of such beauty in the middle of nowhere in the Indian Ocean. Plundered by the 2004 Tsunami and coral bleaching by the El Nino, Maldives have stood still so far giving luxurious refuge to…