Life at Altitude

Mary Beth Ericson
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Be aware of year-around altitude effects, especially for the young and old

Like many of our guests, you will probably drive or fly to Mammoth from an area where elevations are very low. But the Eastern Sierra's high elevations mean thinner atmosphere, less oxygen and lower humidity.  Plus, our weather is unpredictable. 

Life at Altitude

This combination of altitude change and high activity level can result in altitude sickness, sunburn or even serious injury.

This is especially true of the very young and very old. We've had guests in the past who brought elderly family members who struggled, even while resting, in the lower-oxygen environment. Even our regal (but aging) dog, Thor, seems to struggle a bit.

Life at Altitude

Follow the link to our complete article to see what's important about What You Do and What You Know while at altitude. We want everyone to play hard, but also be able to stay safe. You'll find plenty of other info there, including restaurant and activities reviews, What To Do in Mammoth This Week and tons of other info.


Life at Altitude
Living at Altitude -- even just for a weekend
High Altitude Tips Be aware of year-around altitude effects, especially for the young and old Like many of our guests, you probably came from an area where elevations are very low. Mammoth's high elevations mean thinner atmosphere, less oxygen and lower humidity. Plus, our weather is unpredictable.



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