How to avoid Altitude Sickness?
Train at simulated altitude for mountaineering success! Sleeping, breathing or exercising in a low-oxygen environment is a proven method to acclimate to altitude prior to a trek/high altitude travel, improve exercise capacity while at altitude and reduce or even eliminate symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).
Through exercising at altitude or performing IHT (Intermittent Hypoxic Training), individuals can ensure they are acclimated to altitude prior to their trips and thus fully enjoy their high-altitude experience. The primary methods for acclimatization to altitude are sustained exercise workouts at altitude or IHT, which involves 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.