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Conducting Physical Training at High Altitudes

 

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Conducting Physical Training at High Altitudes

SPC Ronnie Wint

IAW FM 21-20

Outline

Definition

Acclimatization

Mountain Sickness

De-acclimatization

What is High Altitude?

Anything above 5000ft

Acclimatization

Takes place above 5000ft

Normal to light PT and work

APFT cannot be given 30 days of acclimatization

May experience "Mountain Sickness"

Mountain Sickness Symptoms

Headache

Rapid Pulse

Nausea

Loss of appetite

Inability to sleep

De-acclimatization

Returning to 5000ft and below

Light PT and work

Up to 30 days

APFT cannot be given until 30 days