High altitude medicineBMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7181.455 (Published 13 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:455
- Solomon Almond, senior registrar
Following medical school finals I decided to spend a few weeks trekking in the Himalayas before the rigours of house jobs. I employed a local guide who, for a reasonable daily rate, saw to all the cooking and overnight accommodation as well as navigation.
On one occasion, after a particularly hard day's walking and in fairly bad weather, we arrived at the Chandrachani Pass, which connects the beautiful Kulu and Parvati valleys in the state of Himachal …