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Advice for preparation to Everest B.C... 10-Jan-2010 At 6:54:54 AM MattyB
Hi all Chockers! I'm 3 weeks away from a trip to Everest B.C. on the North side, via Tibet. Quite excited about the whole thing, should be a wicked trip! Train from Chengdu to Lhasa, and then 4WD to the B.C.

I'm posting this mainly to find out about preparation for altitude related issues. Having never been up to 5000+metres elevation before, I'm hoping that I won't get struck by AMS on a more serious level, and thus spoiling or cutting short my dream trip.

Interested in hearing opinions from people who have spent time at this altitude, and what do you think about nipping any issues in the bud by using Diamox? Or anything else that is de rigeur for minimising any high-altitude problems?? (I'm aware of the Viagra option, but I don't plan on shagging any yaks while I'm there... I'll probably get quite a rise from the north face of Everest anyway... : )

It's deep winter, so I'm taking full cold weather kit, picked myself up a nice MH Sub Zero downy for a bargain couple hundred AU bucks here in China, so that's coming along for the ride! Taking a sleeping bag for extra insurance too...

Also, food/water issues in Tibet (taking my Steripen anyway), recommended painkillers (Ibuprofen??), or any other information I can glean from those in the know would be most appreciated! Cheers guys!

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