Sunday, January 22, 2006

High Altitude Sickness

Here is an interesting article that reveals that children are more prone to high altitude, or mountain sickness than adults.

The acclimatisation study carried out by Zurich University at the top of the Jungfraujoch - 3,540 metres above sea level - was the first of its kind involving children.

A host of medical conditions can develop when you travel to altitudes above 2,500m.

Read full article. Very interesting!