Case Study: Flu-Like Illness

You’re one of the leaders of a college outdoor recreation program that is on a hut-to-hut ski trip in the 10th Mountain Division hut system in Colorado. Three days ago, you left the trailhead and skied into your first hut, spending two nights at this hut. You are looking forward to skiing to another hut for two more nights before returning home. One of your participants was not feeling well yesterday afternoon, so you advised them to go to bed early to stay hydrated and rest. You are a 6 mile/10 km ski from the trailhead where your van is parked, the elevation of the hut is just under 10,000 feet/3,000 m, and they attend school in the Denver area (5,400 ft/1,600 m). This morning, you check on how he is feeling.

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