I am trying to plan holidays in the mountains and I have a question about high altitudes - what is the safe altitude? My daughter will have 1 year 3 months.

EDIT: We are living in London, so it would be around 15m above sea level. I was thinking about climbing up to about 3500m, and then spending the night at about 3000. I am just not sure its not going to be too much....

asked 19 May '10, 20:00

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edited 20 May '10, 11:31

How high are you going?

(20 May '10, 00:59) lgritz

please add more details: at what altitude are you currently living, how high are you going, by what means are you getting there? e.g. going by car with stops is safer than going by cable-car.

(20 May '10, 06:39) brandstaetter

Hi @lgritz and @brandstaetter, please see the edit.

(20 May '10, 11:32) Gandrusz

Your baby will have the same tolerance for high altitudes as you do, provided that she has no special health concerns and is beyond 3 months of age. (Babies under 3 months do not have mature enough lungs to handle the altitude stress, so wait until the baby has reached that milestone to take your trip.)

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answered 20 May '10, 12:53

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