19 September 2012

Mountain Hypothermia

Recognising & Dealing With Mountain Hypothermia

What Is It?
Gradual Body Cooling
Body Core Temperature Usually 37.4°

What Causes It?
Cold : Improper Equipment : Rain : Wind : Fatigue : Stress : Dehydration : Hunger

How Will I Recognise It?
Shivering : Switching Off : Umbles : Shivering Stops : Drowsy : Unconscious

What Can I Do?
Warm : Dry Clothes : Survival Bag : Kissu : Warm Drink & Food : Medical Attention

How Can I Prevent It?
Route Choice : Equipment : Weather : Fitness : Warm Drink & Food

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