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mountain sickness --> altitude sickness

A condition that results from prolonged exposure to high altitude.

symptoms include a continuous dry cough, shortness of breath, poor exercise tolerance, dizziness, headache, sleep difficulty, anorexia, confusion, fatigue and a rapid pulse.

treatment includes the immediate movement to a lower altitude. Prophylaxis has been accomplished successfully with the use of acetazolamide (Diamox).

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Red lichen on most rocks but not some

Could be, but I would rather expect some recent disturbance. Similarly when I was in Tatra mountains in Slovakia, it was obvious which stone is in place for very long time and which was broken just recently.

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