What is High Altitude?

What is High Altitude?

 

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Mountains are about attitude and altitude, especially high altitude. Right attitude is necessary for survival in the lofty abodes of rock and snow. With altitude, “attitude” will change if you do not acclimatize well and if you are not fit enough.

But, what is high altitude? High altitude starts from 2,438 meters on the altitude scale comprising three categories:

High altitude: 2,438 -3,658 meters (8,000 -12,000 feet)

Very high altitude: 3,658 -5,487 meters (12,000 -18,000 feet)

Extremely high altitude: 5,500+ meters (18,000+ feet)

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