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Topic: Altitude sickness

Altitude sickness is a medical condition caused by exposure to high altitudes, resulting in symptoms like headache, nausea, and fatigue that can become life-threatening if not properly managed.

More on: Altitude sickness

The podcast episodes discussed showcase the severe impact of altitude sickness, with episodes focusing on the challenges faced by climbers and explorers dealing with this condition during high-altitude expeditions.

In Dilemma on Mont Blanc: Friendship or Survival?, the episode delves into the struggle of a London firefighter who experiences debilitating altitude sickness, severely impairing his physical and mental faculties during a treacherous climb up Mont Blanc.

Similarly, Episode 146: Mount Everest provides a detailed examination of the life-threatening hazards faced by Everest climbers, including the effects and dangers of altitude sickness, such as HAPE (High-Altitude Pulmonary Edema) and HACE (High-Altitude Cerebral Edema).

Furthermore, in Ep. 170: New Year, New Species Of Carnivorous Plants Discovered, the episode offers advice about preparing for and dealing with the effects of altitude sickness when traveling to high elevations, where the newly discovered carnivorous plants were found.

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