Your nausea: The altitude will get to you at some point or another, even if you’re taking Diamox. Symptoms include, nausea, dizziness, and a loss of appetite. The Diamox affects your kidneys so you will be peeing a lot more than usual. Remember to drink lots of water to replenish the fluids lost, and this will also help with the nausea.
If you’ve got any more tips up your sleeve, please do share!
I’m heading on over to Adventure HQ today to look at gear for my trip in four months (read: I’m shitting bricks and need to know how broke I’ll be when I get back). Some wonderful members of the community have already expressed interest in loaning me some of their unused equipment for the trip, which is great! This means I’ll have more resources to donate to the RTLA. If any of you have some of the below items on hand (not underwear, thanks!), and wouldn’t mind helping a sister out by loaning them to me, (or Azher from Flea 4 Charity) for a couple of weeks, I’d be more than grateful.
All the help I can get is welcome, and there’s even a donate box on the right-hand sidebar. Remember, my target is to raise USD 10,000 for The Right to Live Association.
Progress reports when I get back!
Long sleeve shirt - moisture wicking
Short sleeve shirt - moisture wicking
Waterproof pants with side zipper
Long underwear - moisture wicking
Underwear - moisture wicking
Brimmed hat for sun protection
Warm waterproof gloves
Thin synthetic glove liners
Hiking boots, warm, waterproof, broken in (ankle support)
Thick socks (preferably wool)
Waterproof backpack cover
32 oz waterbottle
Pee bottle (lol!)
Warm sleeping bag
Sleeping bag liner
Head lamp with extra batteries
Non metal duffel bag Donated by the lovely Mohammed Parham aka @wildpeeta
Daypack for personal gear
Lip balm with SPF
Insect repellent containing DEET
First aid kit
High calorie lightweight snacks
Small pencil and notebook
Still camera - extra batteries
Video camera - extra batteries