Altitude Sickness: HAPE and HACE

Altitude Sickness: HAPE and HACE

Living at roughly 4800 feet definitely has its benefits. However, many of us seek elevations greater than this. With significant and sudden gains, altitude sickness can set in. We know it is due to the higher elevation and the drop in oxygen, but what is really going on?

Foundations Training: Heidi Ransom

I was born with funky legs. From the time I was a kid until I was a 27-year-old adult, I suffered from my patellas (knee caps) dislocating constantly. This caused a whole plethora of problems, ranging from damage inside the knee joint to back injuries due to the falls I would take when my knee would spontaneously protrude from the side of my leg. I underwent surgery about 10 years ago and had both of my legs realigned. It has been a incredible journey since then. I went from not being able to do a lot of things physically to being able to triumph over my funky legs and become a avid runner and climber.