Acute Mountain Sickness Seminar with Mark Livsey

Posted by Whole Earth | 06.20.2023

High altitude hiking on the Pacific Coast Trail with Whole Earthling Emery


Acute Mountain Sickness Seminar with Mark Livsey


Are you planning to head to the mountains and higher elevations above 8000 feet during your travels? If so, you'll want to attend our next event on Acute Mountain Sickness. The seminar will be presented by Mark Livsey, Clinical Associate Professor at Texas State University's St. David’s School of Nursing, on Thursday, July 27th at 5:30 pm at our store at 1014 North Lamar Blvd. in Austin. There's no cost for the presentation but we do ask you to register for the event


Sometimes called Altitude Sickness, it has the potential to derail your plans with headache, nausea, and lightheadedness and can even be life-threatening in some circumstances. It's an equal opportunity sickness and can strike no matter your age, sex, or level of fitness. Symptoms may occur when your body tries to adjust to lower air pressure and oxygen levels found at higher elevations. Learn more about the causes and conditions that can lead to the onset of Altitude Sickness, what you can do to prevent it, and what to do if you or someone in your party is suffering from symptoms.


Mark Livsey is an avid mountaineer and outdoorsman whose accomplishments include ascents of all 46 peaks in the Adirondacks, climbing Mount Washington in the White Mountains and other peaks in the Presidential Range in winter. He has guided winter backpacking and hiking trips on the Appalachian Trail in Maine including winter ascents of Katahdin. He has also been active in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts, guiding, hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, ice climbing, snowshoeing, skiing, and leading a high ropes course. 


Livsey has taken part in two expeditions to the Andes Mountains of Ecuador which included hiking, backpacking, snow school, and avalanche rescue. as well as the ascent of many peaks including Cotopaxi at 19,347 feet. Closer to home, he's been active in the Guadalupe Mountains of Texas guiding, backpacking, rock climbing, and hiking, and in the Rocky Mountains both in the US and Canada. In addition, he enjoys guiding, backpacking, ice climbing, rock climbing, white water rafting, and fly fishing.


We hope you'll join us for this important presentation. There will be a prize giveaway and light refreshments. See you there!


Mark Livsey in Alaska




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