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Wild Inca Blog - Arrival!
Published date: 06 September 2017
After a long journey, the gang have finally arrived in Cusco in Peru. The trekkers will spend a further day here to acclimatise their bodies to being at altitude. This is really important as it helps mitigate the risk of developing Altitude Sickness which could jeopardise the chances of completing the challenge.
Spending time at altitude will help the body adjust along with getting plenty of rest, keeping hydrated and taking medication such as Diamox. Trekking at altitude is difficult as the body has to work much harder than you would be used to in the UK because there is much less oxygen in the air. This challenge was never going to be easy!
The locals often use Coco leaves either chewing them like tobacco or in a tea, and the leaves have proven properties in helping with altitude sickness. So the team have embraced local culture already and have sampled a cup of coco tea! I am awaiting the verdict!
Tune in again as we keep you updated with the progress of the amazing team.
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