Hi all, only two days to go until we arrive into Estes Park... YAY! I have been reading up on altitude sickness and what we can do to prevent it. I know slow aclimatisation is the best prevention, but we will be going straight from sea level to Estes Park (long flight if that makes a difference?) I know most people manage fine, but my husband is the sort of person that is hit with every type of sickness going so I fear he may be affected!
So in preperation, we started taking a low dose of aspirin last night (75mg) and will continue for a few days after we arrive. I am upping the amount of water we drink and will continue when we arrive. I will also take Diorylite sachets (electolytes) in our water when we arrive. We will limit alcohol, smoking and caffience. We intend to take it easy on our first day, exploring the area around Bear Lake and then will do the TRR on our second day.
I've been planning this trip for so long, I would be disappointed if we were feeling below par for the first few days. Is there anything else we can do to pre-emp the dreaded AMS?