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Food/Water/Snacks. Georgia Tech Team Everest!. Food. Humans can’t process fat and protein ver y efficiently at higher altitude More starchy things like rice, noodles, potatoes, and corn Carb heavy Dhal Bhat – Lentils and Rice

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food water snacks

Food/Water/Snacks

Georgia Tech Team Everest!

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Food
  • Humans can’t process fat and protein very efficiently at higher altitude
  • More starchy things like rice, noodles, potatoes, and corn
  • Carb heavy
  • Dhal Bhat – Lentils and Rice
  • High altitude can cause deficiencies in iron, calcium, zinc, potassium, and sodium
  • Need foods that are dense in energy, calories, and nutrients
    • Whole grains
    • Dried fruits
    • Granola/cereals
    • Beans and nuts
  • Agency provides 3 meals
water
Water
  • Need to drink 4 or more liters throughout the day
  • Nepalese tap water is drinkable to the locals but can take a long time for tourists to adjust
  • Most tea houses have running water
  • Can buy bottled water which is safe to drink
  • Can clean the water with iodine tablets
  • Or use water filters
  • Many just boil it
  • Many tourists add tea to get rid of the taste
  • Avoid dehydration, it speeds up altitude sickness
snacks
Snacks
  • Need to eat every few hours to keep metabolic rates up
  • Agency takes care of the meals, but might have to provide own snacks
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  • http://www.alpineascents.com/everest-faq.asp
  • http://www.mounteverest.net/expguide/food.htm
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