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Ben West advises us on how to cope with the adverse effects of altitude sickness

Africa has more than its fair share of mountains, and if you're planning to climb one it's vital to be aware of the potential dangers. Altitude sickness — also known as acute mountain sickness, altitude illness, soroche, hypobaropathy and 'the altitude bends' — is relatively common and can occur when you climb bio quickly.

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