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13,000 feet, 70% oxygen, headaches….. just to see this

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

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13,000 feet, 70% oxygen, headaches….. just to see this

After a 4 hour hike UP the mountain we finally reached the Salkantay lake with Salkantay glacier in the background.  This is one of the most amazing places we have witnessed. This is what you call pure natural beauty!  While we were there we had the honor of having a religious ceremony performed by two [...]

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Did we mention the Altitude?

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

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Did we mention the Altitude?

Day 2 started off great, a nice breakfast buffet, coca tea and we were ready to go. We all boarded our fantastic minivan to head to the starting point of our adventure,  a picnic lunch in the middle a a cow pasture with manure every few feet.  Great setting for lunch!  On our way to the [...]

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Effects (as nosebleed or nausea) of oxygen deficiency in the blood and tissues at high altitudes

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

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Effects (as nosebleed or nausea) of oxygen deficiency in the blood and tissues at high altitudes

This is the definition of altitude sickness which pretty much summed up the first few days of hiking on our trip. We began our hiking journey on a redeye flight from Miami to our destination of Cusco. We were forewarned that we should arrive in Cusco at least 2 to 3 days before our trip [...]

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