The Sick List

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Just how com­mon is acute moun­tain sick­ness? Are you more likely to be felled by heat or cold? While rates of AMS ob­vi­ously in­crease on high al­ti­tude peaks, and de­hy­dra­tion risk is higher in places like the Grand Canyon, here’s how the ma­jor ill­nesses stack up in the NOLS data­base.

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