Keith Morgan

"Thanks again for helping me summit Longs Peak (14 259ft) with no altitude sickness whatsoever. On previous ascents to 14 000ft I have suffered from headache and nausea. On this trip I was able to fly from sea level on Friday afternoon, drink gallons of Vodka and Redbull and then head out to our base camp at 10 000ft on Saturday night.  We started our summit attempt at 0430h on Sunday morning summiting at about 1130h.  The three guys I was hiking with all live in the Denver area and are acclimatized to about 5-6 000ft.  I had no trouble keeping pace at all and in fact could of went a lot harder.  I didn't tell them about the tent until after the climb, they were blown away at how strong I was. I would recommend this type of training for anybody who lives at sea level and plans on doing anything strenuous at high altitudes. 

Other positive effects that I noticed was that my pulse dropped about 10 points from around 60 to around 50, I also experienced an increase in the number of reps i could perform at any given weight when I was at the gym. If you are experiencing a stale period in your gym workouts this might help you put some added power and fun back in your workout. I also notice that when  I was running I was more interested in increasing my intensity and that when I stopped running my breathing normalized very quickly. I plan on using a tent again to prepare for my  Kilimanjaro climb."

- Keith Morgan, RN