Avid Mountain Climber’s First Aid Kit
In July 2011, we had a 21-day Environmental Expedition on Cordillera Blanca, the highest mountain in Peru. We were living and working at elevations over 13,000 feet and climbing to over 20,000 feet.
One of the biggest challenges at such high altitudes, besides just breathing and staying generally healthy, is to keep your throat healthy. Most of us usually wind up with a very dry sore throat and dry coughs. On this expedition I was taking the Botano Throat lozenges quite continuously. The minute I felt a scratch, I was on the throat lozenges from WinVivo. The thing I loved about them – that they did not leave that yucky taste in your mouth you get from a lot of lozenges. And they did do the job, because I did not have any serious throat problems.
We also know that low oxygen levels on high altitudes impede wound healing. Before this trip we made sure that we carry the WinVivo Healing Balm as part of the first-aid kit. Indeed, we found that the WINVIVO Wound Ointment really helped with healing blisters, bruises/scrapes, sunburns, and insect bites during our climbs.
— Ellen L., serial high tech entrepreneur, avid mountain climber (who climbed to Mt. Everest North Ridge in 1989)