Prevent altitude sickness

What is high cerebral edema?

Altitude cerebral oedema or High Altitude Cerebral Oedema (HACE) is also a disease that can play up at altitude. More often seen from 3700 m, but can already flare up from 2600 m. This disease also involves fluid accumulation. This then takes place not in the lungs, but in the brain: the control centre ... read more

What is pulmonary oedema?

Altitude pulmonary oedema is another disease that, as early as 2500m, can flare up at altitude. When talking about oedema, it refers to fluid accumulation. As the name suggests, this accumulation occurs in the lungs, more specifically in the alveoli. In these alveoli, gas exchange takes place. ... read more

Riders looking for alternatives by Coronavirus, Jens Keukeleire shows his solution: “A height training? You can do that in Bruges too ”

The coronavirus is also affecting the peloton. For Jens Keukeleire (31), for example. He was selected for the triptych in Italy. What now? Keukeleire: "In consultation with the team, I decided to stay at home and sleep in an altitude tent." It takes teams and riders a while to adjust. It ... read more

What are the seven summits?

The seven summits, or 7 mountain peaks, are the high mountains of every continent. This challenge was first completed by mountain climber Richard Bass. Based on the performance of Bass and Reinhold Messner, who finished fifth in the challenge, this list with seven tops ... read more