Seniors and High Altitude

Mountain living offers beautiful landscapes and opportunities for recreation and relaxation that are not commonly found at lower elevations. Mountain air is fresher because it harbors less air pollution and harmful gases. Although it may feel fantastic to breathe in the clean air, it actually contains less oxygen than air at lower levels. Transitioning to […]

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Thoughts on Altitude

By way of introduction, I’m an altitude nerd. I moved to Boulder three years ago from sea level and have been obsessed with learning everything I can about altitude in order to play safely in the back-country. I bought the gear, taken the AIARE courses, I’ve even started a company specializing in altitude simulation! Recently, […]

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High Altitude Physiology – Explained

As riders, mountaineers, and out doors people, we know that some of the best of what the outdoors has to offer is often found above tree line. Here in Colorado, for example, many of the 10th Mountain Division huts are at or above 12,000 feet. This kind of altitude is a strain for even the […]

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ACT System vs. Oxygen Therapy

We’ve all heard about physical therapy, but have you heard of oxygen therapy? Many have confused the term oxygen therapy with the effects of an ACT system. What are the differences between what the ACT system does and oxygen therapy? Let us explain. Oxygen therapy is a method for treating illnesses such as COPD by […]

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Trouble Sleeping at Altitude? A New Solution

If you love the mountains but visiting or living at altitude makes you toss and turn in bed, you’re not alone. IF YOU LOVE THE MOUNTAINS but visiting or living at altitude makes you toss and turn in bed, you’re not alone. Oxygen levels in most Colorado ski areas are about 30% lower than at sea […]

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COVID-19 Lung Injury is Not High Altitude Pulmonary Edema

As medical providers around the world struggle to care for patients with acute respiratory failure secondary to corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19), extensive efforts have been made to compare this entity to other forms of acute respiratory failure observed prior to the current pandemic. Among the variety of theories put forth, one argument that has been made and amplified via social […]

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ACT Aligns with Harris-Dudley Plumbing & Heating Company

EDWARDS, CO – March 24, 2020 – Altitude Control Technology, the leading provider of altitude simulation in mountain homes and luxury hotels, announced today their association with Harris-Dudley Plumbing & Heating Company. Altitude Control Technologies’ award-winning system increases and regulates the oxygen levels in high altitude mountain homes to simulate a lower altitude, improve sleep, […]

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A Powder-Hound’s Guide to Vail and Beaver Creek Mountains

I remember my first visit to the white room. It was the winter of 2010–11, when Vail racked up 459 inches (38 feet!) of snow. Nearly every morning, I’d jump out of bed and stuff my feet into my sometimes still-damp boots and shuffle down to the bus stop at the bottom of Chamonix Lane […]

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