Altitude Question? - Toyota FJ Cruiser Forum
National Summit Discussion Open forum for discussing the upcoming National Summit

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 01-28-2008, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
Forum Master
 
imgone10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Here there and every where near Boston
Posts: 1,190
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to imgone10
(Thread Starter)
Altitude Question?

My question is how many people are actually affected by the altitude? Also what are the effects? And when do you feel it, after a couple of days or right away ? Also other then drinking plenty of water what else can you do?



TLCA # 20315
imgone10 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 37 (permalink) Old 01-28-2008, 03:13 PM
Forum Veteran
 
sdlsatcom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: 39.78, -105.18
Posts: 565
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Re: Altitude Question?

People are acutally affected by altitude, it causes shortness of breath and dizziness in "extreme" cases. After the first day you'll notice your enegy level is down a bit. Drink lots of water and get plenty of rest at night.

"the choice of the people is freedom"
sdlsatcom is offline  
post #3 of 37 (permalink) Old 01-28-2008, 04:16 PM
Forum Superstar
 
Mtbcoach's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Cary NC
Posts: 4,828
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Lifetime Supporting Member
Re: Altitude Question?

We had one person on the Black Bear trail that was suffering from altitude sickness. There is little one can do except get acclimated which takes time at altitude or sleeping in an altitude tent/room.

What most people don't understand is that we get dehydrated at altitude simply through breathing. With the air less dense, it also carries less humidity (water) and just the act of breathing dehydrates you. Yes, water is key to surviving, avoid drinking lots of alcohol (like that is going to happen) and caffeine (a couple of great coffee shops are in town, that aint gonna happen either) and hard exertion.

But, yes, drink, drink, drink...water that is...

See me on ih8mud...
'07 GSJ15, well enhanced SOLD
'97 FZJ80 OME J
'77 FJ45
Olde North State Cruisers TLCA delegate
Train Hard, Rest Harder
TLCA 17784 - FCC KJ4KGF
Mtbcoach is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 37 (permalink) Old 01-28-2008, 04:28 PM
Member
 
S2bear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: London, England
Posts: 89
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via Skype™ to S2bear
Re: Altitude Question?

I felt the symptoms right away - light headed/dizzy/nauseous/headache. I drank plenty and ate a snickers bar - not sure if that's good or not but I started to feel better pretty quickly. Symptoms subsided after a day or so.

SOLD

Diamond Black, PKG2, Auto 4wd
AR Teflon Chamber 17x9 & 285/70 17 Cooper STT
Body mount chop
TRD CAI
Light bar, KC Slimlites
Gobi Ladder, Yakima FatCat6
(Roll the)Dice box... mostly it's ok
Glovebox and console 12v accy sockets
DR Coilovers/lift
Total Chaos UCA
S2bear is offline  
post #5 of 37 (permalink) Old 01-28-2008, 04:29 PM
Forum Veteran
 
jwh86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Grand County, CO
Posts: 369
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Re: Altitude Question?

like they said...drink water.
I've lived here for over a year, but when I go ski the pass, which is over 12,000ft I still get short of breath...but i don't expect you will be skinning for the ultimate powder run either.

My Ride
Titanium 4x4, OEM Rails and Rack
stock steelies
33 Mickey Thompson MTZs
Light Racing Front Coils
OME Coils and Shocks
All Pro Pro Links
ARB air Locker
All phase Skid plate
Matching Tint
aFe CAI
Wet OKole seat covers


A warm beer is better then no beer at all.
jwh86 is offline  
post #6 of 37 (permalink) Old 01-28-2008, 04:38 PM
Forum Veteran
 
hero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Lakewood, Co
Posts: 364
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to hero Send a message via MSN to hero Send a message via Skype™ to hero
Re: Altitude Question?

Being in reasonable cardiovascular physical health also helps quite a bit.

I had never had issues with altitude until recently. For 5 months I had been commuting to Austin, TX for work and coming home on weekends and skiing one day on the weekend. So I came from about 5700ft down to ~500ft in Austin, back to 5700ft for a day then peaked at about 12500ft for parts of another day then flew back to Austin. I have not been in shape due to travel, stress, and much more beer drinking and barbeque eating than normal. Usually the second day I would be very tired and have migraine headaches which would last 32-48 hours. By then I would be back in Austin. Since being home for a couple of weeks now I think I had a headache that started about 5 days after coming home, got it skiing some of the higher slopes spending most of my day above the treeline. It lasted for more than a day and now I am fine (plus started hitting the gym again, makes a world of difference).

---
"If you insist on getting credit for the work you do, you'll never get far in life. Don't confuse yourself with the idea of getting credit"
- Colonel John Richard Boyd, USAF, retired.

- Mike
hero is offline  
post #7 of 37 (permalink) Old 01-28-2008, 04:47 PM
Supporting Vendor
 
shane4x4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 6,177
Blog Entries: 1
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 23 Post(s)
Lifetime Supporting Member
Re: Altitude Question?

One of our friends from Ontario had a constant headache that let to nausea and he finally couldn't drive down Imogene into telluride. Pretty serious. He got meds at a clinic in telluride & he was doing much better. If you're concerned, ask you doc for 'altitude meds' before coming.

--
2015 Tundra Crew Max
SOLD: 2007 TiSi FJC, 2007 4Runner Sport, 2007 TRD FJC, 2006 Tundra TRD, 2007 GX-470, 2014 SEMA 4Runner
TLCA#18775 | K2TRL |
Back Country Navigation

Find us on Facebook & Twitter too!
shane4x4 is offline  
post #8 of 37 (permalink) Old 01-28-2008, 05:29 PM
Member
 
BBhog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Frisco City, Alabama
Posts: 74
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Re: Altitude Question?

3 days per thousand feet too acclimate, Aspirin and raw Onions two weeks or so before going to high places will help allot to thin your blood. This has helped me in the past to hunt on the Continental Dived.
BBhog is offline  
post #9 of 37 (permalink) Old 01-28-2008, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
Forum Master
 
imgone10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Here there and every where near Boston
Posts: 1,190
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to imgone10
(Thread Starter)
Re: Altitude Question?

Not really concerned as much as curious. Thanks for the replies.



TLCA # 20315
imgone10 is offline  
post #10 of 37 (permalink) Old 01-28-2008, 05:42 PM
Forum Superstar
 
MountainMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 2,180
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Re: Altitude Question?

ouray is only about 1700 ft higher than home (which is about 6K feet), i didnt feel any difference last year (not bragging just stating for reference)
MountainMan is offline  
Reply

  Toyota FJ Cruiser Forum > Trail > National Summit Discussion

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Toyota FJ Cruiser Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



  Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Answer a question. Ask a question. Dragon Off-Topic Discussion 23 02-03-2019 12:55 PM
altitude sickness fj style FJ FunJunkie Engine Performance 20 10-28-2007 12:35 AM
FJ at altitude FJR Colorado General Discussion 7 06-05-2006 06:42 PM
nOOB question or help a dad out (2nd battery question) chafafa Engine Performance 12 05-14-2006 07:24 PM
Performance at Altitude in CO huc General Discussion 7 04-01-2006 01:39 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome