Have you ever traveled to a mountainous area, went for skiing, mountain climbing or hiking and felt sick? No, the mountains are not haunted, it’s the altitude sickness which is also called mountain sickness. Altitude illness is experienced when the air pressure and oxygen level drops into the surrounding air.
You must be thinking that if mountain high altitude pressures are causing the sickness, then how about people living in the mountains?
Well, people living on higher levels in the mountains comfortably live as their body is used to the air pressure. Travelers, Climbers, and skiers are at more risk to experience altitude illness as their body needs time to adjust to the surrounding air pressure. Furthermore, ascending to a higher level of 8000 ft above the sea level rapidly without allowing your body to rest is also a significant cause to endure mountain sickness.