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any problems with the high altitude

Beaver Falls
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any problems with the high altitude

Thinking of taking a vacation with Friendly Planet in Aug. to Ecuador. We have been to Peru( a Friendly Planet trip) and did not have a problem at 12,000ft, but we started at sea level and worked our way up. We fly into Quito so there is no time to get used to the altitude change. Any suggestion?

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1. Re: any problems with the high altitude

Most people have no problem other than a headache and shortness of breath the first day or two. If you managed 12,000' (and that still isn't easy even working your way up) you'll be okay in Quito. Just don't expect to hit the ground running.

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2. Re: any problems with the high altitude

For what it s worth, we had no problems from the time we landed....

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3. Re: any problems with the high altitude

We flew in and had no problems apart from a little shortness of breath. Just take it easy for the first couple of days

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4. Re: any problems with the high altitude

Like others have said you shouldn´t have problems. My parents (in late 60´s from sea level) had no problem recently, just a little trouble walking up stairs.

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