Climbing - - THE APPROACH -

In No. 355 in “The Ups (and Downs) of Moun­tain Travel,” short­ness of breath at rest is in­cor­rectly de­scribed as a com­mon sen­sa­tion at high al­ti­tude. At most al­ti­tudes above 2,500 me­ters, feel­ing short­ness of breath while ex­er­cis­ing is com­mon. How­ever, feel­ing short­ness of breath at rest is typ­i­cally a hall­mark of high-al­ti­tude pul­monary edema (HAPE).

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