Friday, July 9, 2010

Hardrock 2010 is over (for me) before it begins.

High altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) is a life-threatening form of non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema (fluid accumulation in the lungs) that occurs in otherwise healthy mountaineers at altitudes above 2,500 meters (8,200 ft).[1] What makes some people susceptible to HAPE is not currently known. The standard and most important treatment is to descend to lower altitude as quickly as possible... so I withdrew from Hardrock and drove home. Now worries. Life is good.