8000metres.com publishes new paper on Mountain Altitude Sickness.
July 09, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports NewsA new paper on Altitude Mountain Sickness and High Altitude Cerebral Oedema (HACO) has been publish by mountaineering website 8000metres.com
Cerebral Oedema kills more high altitude mountaineers than anything else, and scientists are still struggling to fully understand this serious illness.
This paper covers the history of altitude sickness, how it physically works as well as symptoms, treatments, acclimatisation and much more.
The paper is written by Philippe Bowles, Andrew Lindner and James Mallen.
8000metres.com is an interactive site that publishes information on high altitude mountaineers, as well as facts on the 14 8000 metre peaks, and other mountaineers.
The paper can be found at http://www.8000metres.com/altitude-mountain-sickness