Do British Commercial Mountaineering Expeditions Carry Drugs to Treat High Altitude Illnesses?
Article first published online: 20 APR 2012
© 2012 International Society of Travel Medicine
Journal of Travel Medicine
Volume 19, Issue 4, pages 250–252, July 2012
How to Cite
Pattenden, H. A., Shah, N. M., Hillebrandt, D., Rodger, M. and Windsor, J. S. (2012), Do British Commercial Mountaineering Expeditions Carry Drugs to Treat High Altitude Illnesses?. Journal of Travel Medicine, 19: 250–252. doi: 10.1111/j.1708-8305.2012.00610.x
- Issue published online: 6 JUL 2012
- Article first published online: 20 APR 2012
High altitude commercial expeditions are increasingly popular. As high altitude illnesses are common on ascent to altitude, this study aimed to ascertain whether medications for these conditions were carried by commercial operators who run high altitude expeditions. Despite recommendations, it appears that drugs to treat high altitude illnesses are not routinely carried by commercial operators.