Evening at the top of White Mountain
Registrations, deposits, and final payments must be mailed to our Post Office box address, below.
A non-refundable registration fee of $100 per person is due at the time of registration
is included in the total fee cost. Full payment must be received not later than May 1.
Absolutely no refunds will be made on cancellations after May 1 unless there is a replacement.
may be available but is the responsibility of individual guests.
The camp is at 10,100 feet, and day hikes usually go to somewhat higher elevations. If you have ever experienced problems with high elevations or have a heart condition, consult your doctor about potential altitude and medical problems prior to registering. This is a wilderness camp with no emergency facilities. There is a satellite phone that can make outgoing calls, but it is for medical emergency use only and cannot receive incoming calls.
In addition to this general article on altitude sickness, see the section on prevention. "Ascending slowly is the best way to avoid altitude sickness. Avoiding strenuous activity such as skiing, hiking, etc. in the first 24 hours at high altitude reduces the symptoms of AMS. Alcohol and sleeping pills are respiratory depressants, and thus slow down the acclimatization process and should be avoided. Alcohol also tends to cause dehydration and exacerbates AMS. Thus, avoiding alcohol consumption in the first 24-48 hours at a higher altitude is optimal."
Altitude Sickness and Ibuprofen
See this NPR summary of a study that found ibuprofen to be useful in lowering the possibility of altitude sickness.
Paul Roark, Photographer
Click here to learn more about GT Natural History Workshops, their purposes and goals.Click here for a thorough discussion of altitude sickness.
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