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Battling altitude sickness at Los Nevados National Park

Battling altitude sickness at Los Nevados National Park


Battling altitude sickness at Los Nevados National Park

I was nearing 4,000m on the ascent to Colombia's Cerros Los Nevados ...

Our journey had begun by making our way to Manizales in the Colombian-coffee region. The minibus had weaved in and out of towering hills which, ...

Climbing in Colombia's Los Nevados National Park

Altitude sickness is positively no joke. Yet the mysteries and beauty of Caldas' Volcanos await for another day.

Camping by a secluded laguna in Los Nevados National Natural Park, Colombia. My carpa (tent) is the white dot in the bottom left corner.

Finding my balance by connecting with nature! (On a camping trip in Los Nevados National Natural Park, Colombia) Photo credit: Jill Holmes


As we quickly pushed downwards, my sickness and headaches still continued to plague me and even back in Manizales it took a few hours before it had all felt ...

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As the expected torrential evening rain rolled across the mountain, we found a camping place a further ten minutes climb that even boasted its own thermal ...

After 45 minutes, we leave the valley and enter the jungle. About ten minutes in, we hit a stream. We spot two couples decked out in running gear (leggings, ...

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However, it wasn't Simen who suffered from the altitude, but me. We drove with a jeep to about 4400 metres altitude, from where we'd start the 1 hour trek ...

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To summit the volcano we will climb nearly 10,000 vertical feet in three days starting at 7900 feet in Cocora and reaching above 17600 at the summit or ...

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One wonderful tip that our tour guide taught us was that dark chocolate is great for anyone feeling like they're starting to suffer from altitude sickness!

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The stunning scenery during the drive to Los Nevados National Park

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... Simen started to feel unwell… Every time we had to climb, he felt nauseous, dizzy and could barely move. He had a serious case of altitude sickness.

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PNN El Cocuy post at Alto de la Cueva. The park is closed.

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La Linea, an unbroken chain of Andes that runs between volcanic peaks of central Colombia

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The park with the city of Toluca in the foreground

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... Las Cuevas waterfalls – three small waterfalls in the jungle where locals go for a soak and a respite from the afternoon sun, like a hidden oasis in the ...

Have you ever hiked at altitude before? How did you cope? Any hints and tips to share or stories to tell?

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We were initially undecided as to whether to make the detour to beautiful El Chalten but we immediately fell in love with it and it remains our favorite ...

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Halfway up the mountain.

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After ...


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When I was free from my role as an unpaid photographer, I took some photos of my own. The reservoir was just stunning. The snow-tipped mountains enhanced ...

Once there just head uphill to the park office at 3500m (takes 35min) where you can acquire a park permit (COP40,000 weekdays, COP50,000 weekends) and get a ...

With the guide Juan Carlos, looking into the Cocuy Park


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