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[pct-l] elevation sickness

I believe the 1000 feet per day rule applies to where you sleep. In
other words, if you start the day at 9000 you can climb to 11000, but
you should return to 10000 to make camp. Of course breaking this rule
is something you can get away with more easily at these elevations
than at 17000 feet. Otherwise hundreds of people would die every year
day hiking Whitney from the portal.


On Mon, 21 Mar 2005 15:43:59 -0800, Steve Courtway
<scourtway@bpa-arch.com> wrote:
> I'm not sure the 1000 ft. per day rule applies here in California

Have fun or die trying - but try not to actually die.
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