Dixon sits alongside the Rock River at an altitude of 712 feet. Cusco, Peru is located in the Peruvian Andes at an altitude of 11,152 feet. For comparison purposes, Denver is located at 5,280 feet.
To avoid losing the first few days to altitude sickness, our team is prophylactically starting acetazolamide on Friday.
Symptoms of mild altitude sickness are compared to a hangover. Severe cases can include death.
That makes the idea of taking medicine seem pretty good.
When asked about side effects of the medication Dr. Herbert, our team pharmacist replied: “You don’t want to know”.
The KSB Mission trip starts tomorrow.