Evolution Healthcare & Fitness


Urban Adventure - Evolution Healthcare & Fitness

Test out your lungs and cardio at a simulated 14,000ft in Portland's altitude chamber! The May 24-27 Shasta team from Olympia has priority for this trip.

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  • Challenging

TBA, arrange your own carpools to Portland

  1. Members of Meryl's Mt. Shasta climb the following week have priority.  Second priority to those who have high altitude climbs coming up.

Evolution is the Portland altitude chamber that partners with the Mazamas and members of the climbing community.  There are 4 treadmills, 2 stairmasters, 2 bikes, a rowing machine and a moving rock wall that costs extra. On Sundays, they set the chamber at 14,000, 15,000 or 17,000ft. That Sunday will be 14,000.

The cost of the room is $10pp per hour, and I suggest 3-4hrs to get a feel for your stamina at altitude. So, please count on $40. You will call Evolution and pay them, or set up an online account once we have the rate locked in.

We can hang out, work out, eat, watch movies, etc... We may also need to take breaks if we're feeling sick, or if our 02 sat goes too low. (They recommend leaving the chamber if your 02 sat falls below 75%.)

We will meet at 12pm at Evolution.
Brown bag lunch and work out in the altitude chamber.
5pm - leave the chamber.  (Can shower and change there too).
5:30pm - Happy Hour nachos (or pick your poison) before heading back to Olympia. 










Evolution Healthcare & Fitness

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Water, snacks, sack lunch (or you can buy lunch in Portland), appropriate work out wear and sturdy shoes. Entertainment. 

Home altitude remedies: Ibuprofen, ginger, mint (gum, mints), Ginkgo, electrolytes.

Gas money for drivers.

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