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7 summits and other mountain stuff => General => Topic started by: Daisy on Oct 6 2004, 14:54

Title: High-altitude eating
Post by: Daisy on Oct 6 2004, 14:54
This might not be anything new to most of you but it is an interesting article..

http://www.pponline.co.uk/encyc/0319.htm

Title: Re: High-altitude eating
Post by: 7summits on Oct 6 2004, 15:16
Thanks Daisy, this is a very good overview of High Altitude nutrition basics and I can recommend all to read it.

I lost 10kgs the last 3 months (of which I was mostly above 5000m) but if I had not eaten soo much extra food and taken protein, I would have lost much more (I practically lost nothing on Everest actually).

You have to mentally prepare to eat a LOT, whether you like the food or not. Also full rest days or weeks are not a good idea IMHO; keep on doing stuff, hiking, carrying etc. It will keep you fitter than having too many 'rest days'.

Keep climbing,
Harry
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Title: Re: High-altitude eating
Post by: Daisy on Oct 6 2004, 17:08
Would you believe I put on about 10lbs during my 6 weeks at Everest Base Camp. I was pretty slight going over there and everyone said I would fade away. Well, while the lads were too ill to eat anything other than white rice I was having chili eating contests with our sherpas....so don't be fooled by appearances. You never know how things will affect you at altitude!