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In Response to Camping '101' question on altitude camping by retiredtraveler
First, if you are from lower altitudes take it easy for the first couple of days. Avoid really greasy foods and drink plenty of water. Alcohol will have an extra punch at high altitudes as well and cause your body temp to drop, not good.
Second, if you are concerned about the cold, take a warmer sleeping bag (20-30 degrees) Mummy bags while restrictive and mess with your love life keep you warmer unless you have mate able bags. Previous writers have explained that the absence of sunlight in the mountains means cold. If you are in a valley it is even colder as cold air sinks and warm air rises.
Third, if you want warm clothes in the early morning, stuff your clothes either under your bag or in the foot of the bag that way body warmth will help keep them warm. If your shoes or boots are wet put newspaper inside to wick off the moisture.
Fourth, if you tend to perspire during the night, a set of poly-propylene pajamas works wonders in keeping you comfortable. Never sleep in your day clothes. Not only do they have food smells on them which bears love but the are also moist which is a heat robber.
Finally, what you have under you is as important as is what is over you when sleeping. If it is an air mattress, you will loose ALLOT of heat and will find yourself rolling over a good deal more trying to get warm. An extra blanket under you or almost anything to slow down the heat loss will do wonders in keeping you comfortable.