READING TIP: From Altitude Tent to the thin air of Mount Everest.

Wilco Dekker slept in a height tent of Altitude Dream for seven weeks. Until his departure to Kathmandu where he prepared to climb the world's highest mountain. Wilco shows that everyone with a healthy passion can make their dream come true through faith, trust and conviction. There are many factors that play a part in making the climb to the top successful. Dekker explains that it is, among other things, about identifying as many risks as possible at an early stage and doing everything possible

IHT against COVID-19 Corona Virus

According to this WHO (World Health Organization) report, “Oxygen therapy is the major treatment intervention for patients with severe COVID-19. All countries must work together to optimize the availability of pulse oximeters and medical oxygen systems. Mortality in people with critical illness has been reported as above 50%, therefore the implementation of proven intensive care interventions such as respiratory protection should be optimized. ”

Height training and the art of proper planning

According to some scientists, the effect of altitude training is enhanced at every altitude stage. So it pays to go into the mountains several times a year. Altitude training has long been used by endurance athletes to perform better at sea level. The idea is simple: by training in thin air you make more epo hormone and more red blood cells, which improves the oxygen transport to the muscles and organs.

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

The corona virus also affects the pack. 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 a height tent." It takes a while to adjust for teams and riders. After all, the lack of race days must be compensated for the momentum that there will be competitions again. Jens Keukeleire has made his decision. He remains… in Bruges.

TESTED: Altitude acclimatization for Pobeda

When we climbed Khan Tengri in 2017, we were very positive about our experience with pre-acclimation at home with a Altitude Dream height tent. This allowed us to climb Khan Tengri in one go, without having to pass the icefall several times - the section with the most objective hazards of the route. How was our experience with the height tents this year? I saw some differences between this year and 2017. My sleep schedule was the same, but because of my busy schedule, I had less time to passive and active acclimatization with the


O2 Chart

This handy O2 chart extrapolates the effective amount of oxygen to actual altitude. At real altitude, the barometric pressure of the atmosphere is considerably lower than that of sea level. The result is that oxygen molecules in the air are further apart, so that the oxygen content is lowered step by step with each breath as one goes higher. The reduction at that time of the available oxygen in the air at height also reduces the oxygen saturation in the blood. This is the reason why people who travel from sea level often behave properly in the first week