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11. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

"I bet that was with the of "Coco Tea"

Meant to say " I bet that was the help of "Coco Tea"

12. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

Quoting areinstein

I think there is a chance for me to reach Kilimanjaro. I was fine at 4200 in Peru and I definitely think I could have gone higher . There is still hope for me!!! Did anyone else get sick in your group?

No one else got sick enough to be brought down. Everyone suffered some. A couple of people had to be dragged down by the guides from the summit - their desire took them to the top, but then they lost all their energy.

There is no way to predict who gets impacted by altitude sickness, or how much. Even people who are used to high altitudes can get impacted - when I was on Kilimanjaro, one of the porters had be come down off the mountain, and he had been climbing up and down Kilimanjaro for a number of years.

Just take it slow and drink lots of fluids.

Greg

13. Posted by Pati (Full Member 120 posts) 11y

The highest was in Pastururi (Huaraz-Peru), 5200 m = 17060 feet. At night- in Titicaca Lake 3827 m = 12555 feet. Definitely ?Coca tea? works very well in these cases. Unfortunately it is just in Peru and Bolivia

14. Posted by anomaly (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

the highest i've been is the top of Mauna Kea on the big island of Hawaii (13,796 ft). i did some work at the observatory.

as for altitude-for-the-fun-of-it...i did a trip to bolivia and peru.

la paz, bolivia: ~12,000 ft
copacabana, bolivia: ~12,000 ft
cuzco, peru: ~11,000 ft

i'm happy to say that i never got sick in any of these places

15. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

A poor effort from me on this one. Best i have managed is around Quito, Ecuador. About 9,000 feet is the highest point we went. Will have to change that in the next year or two.

16. Posted by soliqa (Respected Member 284 posts) 11y

living in australia, being a relatively flat country, and having limited travel experience i'm afraid my answer to this question is rather dismal. the highest i've been is la toussuire, a ski resort in france at around 1700m- this was the first time i'd seen snow, been up in the mountains or skiied so quite a momentous weekend for me!! i hope to change my answer to this question in the future!!

cheers,

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