2016 Acclimatization Survey

The 2016 Altitude Acclimatization Survey was a web-based survey of John Muir Trail (JMT) hikers. Hikers answered background questions and questions related to altitude illness.  Data was collected from August 22, 2016 through January 2, 2017. The attached document provides an informal report of the data collected during the survey.

A few notes about this report of the data:
  • This report represents includes demographic as well as hike, medication and symptom data.
  • The data has not been completely scrubbed of spurious responses.
  • The report does not include any tests of statistical significance.
  • The report will be updated if any errors are discovered. The best version of the report will always be available on this site.

Click here to download the report.

Researchers at UCLA are looking for hikers to participate in a study about altitude sickness and its connection to the heart. They believe altitude sickness may be due, in part, to an unusual connection between the right and left upper chambers of the heart called a patent foramen ovale (PFO). To learn more about this patent foramen ovale study please click here.

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This 2016 Altitude Acclimatization Survey is being conducted by Leslie Rozier (DNP, APRN), Inga Aksamit (RN-BC) and Kenny Meyer. If you have any questions about this survey, please feel free to contact us at acclimatization4jmt@gmail.com.

Latest Update: 3/6/17

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