soroche


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soroche

(səˈrəʊtʃeɪ)
n
(Pathology) a type of altitude sickness
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Ch'ama creator Victor Escobar says the ancient residents of the area (the 'Indians') used to chew coca leaves to protect themselves against altitude sickness, which is locally known as soroche and can be quite disconcerting.
Altitude sickness, or soroche, is a constant threat, but we are lucky and leave this surreal, unforgettable place intact.