Tag: mountain sickness

Altitude Sickness

AMS: Acute Mountain Sickness Definition:¬†Acute mountain sickness, also known as altitude sickness or soroche, is a collection of non-specific symptoms which quickly transforms to illness (e.g. HAPE or HACE) that can affect mountain climbers, hikers, skiers or travelers who climb too fast. It usually occurs when people rapidly reach a high altitude, typically above 2,400 […]