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Altitude Sickness

Fear of Heights

Marcia Liss | Posted 08.27.2016 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Spring Break Traditions in the Mountains

Kari Haugeto | Posted 06.11.2015 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

Remember the first time you did something with your parents? If we're in Breckenridge in the winter, the boys take the lifts straight to Little Johnny's run. It holds special significance because it's the first black diamond run -- the most difficult kind -- the boys carved out with dad.

Say Goodbye to Jet Lags With These Easy Tips

Sucheta Rawal | Posted 03.25.2014 | Travel
Sucheta Rawal

So, how do you keep the wanderlust alive and make trans-Atlantic journeys every few months while not feeling like you just came out of anesthesia? Here are some of my tried and tested tips that will prepare you for long flights and jet lags.

First Time to Peru? 10 Best Things to Do and See

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 03.23.2014 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

While attempting to recreate Hiram Bingham's 1911 trek and "discovery" of Machu Picchu, Adams also reflects on the Inca Civilization that built these ancient cities throughout Peru in the 13th -16th centuries and its final showdown with Spain in the mid 1500's.

9 Things Not to Miss in The Sacred Valley of the Incas

The GypsyNesters | Posted 02.01.2014 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

Anyone making their way to Machu Picchu must first traverse The Sacred Valley of the Incas (Valle Sagrado de los Incas), and we were no exception. But this was no tedious trek, it was a fascinating adventure in its own right.

Scenes of Cusco

Leora Novick | Posted 01.27.2014 | Travel
Leora Novick

When I think of Cusco, Peru I think of slow, languid movements, of stormy skies and breathless views, of colorful garments and hearty meals.

A Death on the Yangtze

Richard Bangs | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

An excerpt from "Riding the Dragon's Back, the Great Race to Run the Wild Yangtze," by Richard Bangs with Christian Kallen. At this point an American expedition is making its way to the source, but deadly waters boil ahead.

Interview: Getting to the Bottom of The Summit

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.04.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Even as he started talking to people for his documentary, The Summit, filmmaker Nick Ryan had his own skeptical view of mountain climbers and the risks they take.

Why Altitude Sickness Only Affects Some People

Posted 10.16.2013 | Healthy Living

By Tia Ghose, Staff Writer Published: 08/16/2013 08:26 AM EDT on LiveScience Some people who live at high altitudes suffer breathlessness, palpi...

WATCH: All About Traveling To Machu Picchu

The GypsyNesters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

Everything we learned on our visit to this bucket list favorite, at more than 8,000 feet above sea level.

4 Dead On Mount Everest Expedition: How Did Altitude Sickness Play A Role?

Posted 05.21.2012 | Healthy Living

Four mountain climbers have died while climbing Mount Everest, according to news reports. Two of those climbers -- a 61-year-old German and a 44-y...

Screening Could Suss Out Susceptibility To Altitude Sickness

| Posted 02.10.2012 | Healthy Living

By Ferris Jabr (Click here for the original article) On his 27th birthday, David Hillebrandt and his wife Sally began to climb Mount Kenya, the se...

Riding The Night Bus To Cusco

Leora Novick | Posted 04.07.2012 | Travel
Leora Novick

I must have fallen asleep because I woke up, what seemed like a few hours later to the sound of numerous people throwing up.


C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.11.2011 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

Attitude is more impressive to me than money, credentials, appearance, or even talent. Attitude is something that lives deep within us. When life throws all kinds of curve balls at us, I believe that 90% of the outcome has to do with how we react.

Altitude Sickness Costs Colorado Ski Industry Up To $200 Million Annually: Report

5280 | Lindsey B. Koehler and Natasha Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

If your most vivid memory from your last getaway to a Colorado ski resort is downing Tylenol and curling up, fetal position-style, in your slope-side ...