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What To Eat When You’re High (up): Why Not Caviar? And Plenty Of H2O

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If you are from the Midwest, or a place of comparable altitude, and have ever taken a trip to the mountains, then you are probably familiar with the humbling experience that is trying to breathe air that just doesn’t seem to be there. A simple task, such as walking up a hill can elicit dizziness, [...]

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Into Thin Air: Weight Loss At High Altitudes


In addition to a lack of oxygen, there may be another reason it’s called thin air–researchers have been exploring the relationship between weight loss and high altitudes. Last year, a study published in the International Journal of Obesity found a strong association between altitude and obesity prevalence within the United States. Using data for over [...]

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Whiskey on the Rocks: A Taste of Climbing Kilimanjaro


“So, you take the whiskey?” This was one of the first questions, Patrick, my guide for Kilimanjaro asked me over breakfast while going over logistics for the trip. Since it was morning, I thought a Bloody Mary seemed more appropriate. Soon I realized he wasn’t offering a drink–he was confirming the route we’d take up [...]

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