Nutrition for Mountaineers and High Altitude Environments
Its worth noting right from the get-go that this isn't just applicable to the 5000m peaks in Nepal where the peaks mirror the cruising altitude of some jets.
This is relevant even at "lower" altitudes found in many Western US states; for those athletes taking on ultra-marathons, cross-country ski contests, climbs, and backcountry hunts as low as 9,000 feet above sea level.
Inside this article, we explore some evidence-backed (and practical) nutrition strategies that an alpinist, mountaineer or hiker can use to perform at their best during a high altitude mountain adventure.
As temps warm up, does it have you thinking about an adventure out West this year? What’s your game plan for nutrition? If you don’t have one, you should! There are a load of free goods on the Valley to Peak website, a podcast, and a HOST of other free resources for you to take advantage of. Imagine what it’d be like to be confident you’ll have the energy and stamina to finish strong! (link to all of the resources).
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