Acclimate to Altitude at Home!

The Science behind Acclimatization

Normally, at sea-level, healthy people have an oxygen saturation (spo2) level in the blood of 98-99% (oxygen saturation means the percentage of oxygen in the blood). When you (or anyone:) goes to high altitudes, the percentage (%) of oxygen in the blood goes down quite significantly. A prolonged exposure to these lower blood oxygen levels is the main reason people start feeling the negative effects of altitude. Our goal, and what our equipment does best, is conditions the body to this lower oxygen state. Put another way, our equipment creases RESISTANCE to lower oxygen levels in the blood.  If you are able to maintain higher oxygen levels in the blood, you are less likely to get altitude sickness – it’s kind of that simple.

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How does the Training work?

Through Sleeping at altitude, exercising at altitude or performing IHB (Intermittent Hypoxic Braining), individuals can ensure they are acclimated to altitude prior to their trips and thus fully enjoy their high-altitude experience. We recommend a combination of sleeping at altitude and altitude exercise or IHB to get the most benefit before going high. High altitude exercise consists of sustained exercise workouts at altitude and IHB consists short-duration stationary breathing sessions at very high altitudes (up to 21,000ft). Sessions should take place 3-4 times per week for 3-4 weeks prior to departure. Don’t worry, we provide very specific protocols to follow to ensure you are completely acclimated before your next high altitude adventure.

Why it Works?

Simulated altitude training, also known as hypoxic (low oxygen) training is the only proven method of pre-acclimatizing to altitude. Acclimating to altitude at-home will increase your oxygen saturation levels while on the mountain.  Low blood oxygen levels in the blood are the main culprit of altitude sickness. The only way to condition yourself to high altitude is to expose yourself to lower oxygen air prior to your altitude adventure.Please see the research immediately below and check out our testimonials

Altitude Training increases oxygen saturation

How to avoid Altitude Sickness?

If you’ve ever wanted to climb one of the Seven Summits, or go on that ski vacation you’ve been dreaming about, but been worried about getting altitude sickness, then you’ve come to the right place. Our altitude simulation equipment can help you pre-acclimate to altitude prior to going on your high altitude adventure.  Simply through sleeping, breathing or exercising in a low-oxygen environment, the body makes changes to adapt to high altitudes and thus reduces the likelihood and/or severity of altitude illness. By using our altitude tent for sleeping at altitude or our altitude mask for stationary exercise or intermittent hypoxic breathing (IHB ) we can help ensure you will not experience the debilitating effects of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).

Altitude Tent prevents altitude sickness

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What are the benefits of altitude training at home?

  • Reduced symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)
  • Reduced incidence of Altitude Sickness
  • Higher blood-oxygenation levels at altitude
  • Greater work tolerance/exercise capacity at altitude
  • Increased capillary density
  • No acclimating on-site

– Client Testimonials –

“After using the Mile High E-100 altitude de equipment before climbing Everest, I noticed I didn’t feel ANY effects of altitude our entire expedition. I climbed from the Southside and even on the summit day felt strong. My two other friends who also life at my altitude felt various effects of the altitude, they didn’t use the Mile High Training system.I I found the sleeping tent over the pillow convenient with ample room to turn during the night. The training mask and tubes were also effective at maximizing my pre work out routine or during the day while working at my desk.”

D. Snow, Lead Guide, Climb Kilimanjaro – http://www.climbkili.com

 

“It was a great trip and to be honest my cousin and were amongst the best when it came to altitude issues.  We did both take Diamox as well, but as did many others, the clear difference was our high altitude training prior to arrival.  Given that we both live at sea level we performed surprisingly well.  Both had solid blood oxygen and pulse stats all trip long.”
Jon G. – Boston, MA
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“We did it! My team and I concluded a very successful summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro and are ecstatic to have raised so much for our charity, The Rich Center for Autism. Our 3 team members that used your equipment all faired far better than the rest of the group. While four or five others experienced significant headaches and fatigue, the three of us never dealt with the light-headedness or nausea we were all expecting. We’re very thankful we got to enjoy our summit day altitude sickness-free!
David R. – Youngstown, OH
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When I decided to rent with your company, I considered all possible options and I concluded that Mile High would provide the highest level of service and best preparation for my trek to Kilimanjaro. This trip was a lifelong dream for my daughter and I, so we took every step we could to make sure we would succeed. We summited February 2nd, 2019 at 9:14 in the morning and it was truly a memory we will never forget. Considering we had no altitude issues while much of the group did, I’m very happy I made the investment to ensure altitude wouldn’t be something that could derail our adventure. Thanks Mile High!Dr. Grant M. – Temecula, CA

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