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Old 03-05-2014, 11:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
andy_d
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Default On occasion, I have difficulty breathing in high altitude...

I'm not sure how to deal with this but...

1) In Aspen, I had to come down from the peak because I was having issues with catching my breath

2) I was in Jackson Hole last weekend and again had difficulty catching my breath till I got closer to base

Both occurrences were due to probably more exertion. For example, I got stuck in powder while riding through tress in Jackson Hole. By the time I got out, I was essentially hyperventilating. I wasn't able to finally catch my breath till I got to lower altitude.

I know when I was at Breckenridge 3 seasons ago the stores would sell oxygen in a can but I'm not sure if that sort of thing would work?

I could just that I'm just out of shape and that's what causes the shortness of breath.

Anyway, wondering if others have similar issues and how they deal with it.
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