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When you go trekking & you go above a certain height there is one thing you have to take very seriously & that is A.M.S. "Acute Mountain Sickness".
On my last trek the one that I had to cut short due to bad weather, late in the afternoon on that first day.... about half an hour before we reached the bridge that is in this image we were passed by to guys running, never gave them a second thought.
When we reached the bridge I did not know what to do, there lying on the floor was this guy he had died right there. With his friends the ones who ran past us were going to the nearest town, which was at least 5 hours away to inform the police, also his other friend was sat on the rock behind him... he was in shock to say the least. He told us that they had been to Langtang 4000mtrs plus up, when they were on the way down he took ill. He had A.M.S & ignored the symptoms.
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Brand:Sony
Camera:Sony Alpha SLT-A77
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:7 Apr 2014 - 4:01 PM
Focal Length:70mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Ignorance can cost you.
Username:Ray12 Ray12
Uploaded:12 Aug 2014 - 11:38 AM
Tags:A.M.S. / Ignorance / trekking / take care /, Photo journalism
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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43282 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2014 - 11:54 AM

Something to be learned...

Regards Nathan

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7130 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2014 - 2:48 PM

Very unfortunate, Ray. Carol

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2014 - 3:32 PM

It pays to be careful and pay attention to warnings, very sad.
Carole

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 632 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2014 - 3:48 PM

Very sad indeed Ray, I'm not up to trekking but I can imagine the pitfalls along the way,
Geoff.

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EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2014 - 8:37 PM

What a dreadful thing to happen - hope your images and report serve has a timely warning to any would be trekkers.
Joan

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Fred263
Fred263 e2 Member 2Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
12 Aug 2014 - 10:44 PM

Tragic images -Sad but a warning to other hikers that there are hidden dangers due to A.M.S.

Fred

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