360 challenge: day one

IMG_2960 Woke up to this view. Surprised how small these mountains look considering they are over 12000 ft high.  Then I remember that the village is already above 11000 ft. The 70s condos - an architectural crime seen in many ski-resorts. I decided to leave the shades to blur the contrast of nature and man built.

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Then my stomach did the 360s. Altitude sickness set in 10 hours after arrival, by the book. Despite drinking lots of water which helps prevent the altitude sickness I got it. Following my body on the ride to adjust to less oxygen and balancing new chemistry.

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The last perspective of the day: ceiling as seen from my bed. Once I understood the whole physiological process of adjusting to high altitude with less oxygen I just watched my body in action, kidneys working hard, lungs, ribs moving, muscles tingling... and the ceiling.