How much harder our body works at high altitude

This is a continuation of my previous post on AMS. Here, I will try to mathematically derive the amount of effort our body should exert at high altitude to keep us going. Please understand that I am not an expert and I have used the information available on internet to make these observations. References are … Continue reading How much harder our body works at high altitude

What is altitude sickness and how to deal with it

I "read" extensively about Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) before my trip to Spiti. I understood that it can be very unpleasant at best and fatal at worst. But only when I reached Kaza, I actually "experienced" it. And yes, it was bad! The experience spurred me to know more about AMS and understand why I … Continue reading What is altitude sickness and how to deal with it

Why I didn’t like Shimla

Well, for me this is a civil way of saying "Shimla sucks". That's how much I hated it during my trip to Spiti. I was so glad that we planned to have Shimla as only a stopover. Despite being a fanatic of greenery and hills, I don't think I would return to Shimla for these … Continue reading Why I didn’t like Shimla