At the recent IPCPR in 2011 in Las Vegas, there were several companies boasting about their cigar lighters that work at ‘high altitudes’. Those words are ambiguous – high altitude. What is the exact altitude that you want? 5000 feet above sea level? 7000 feet? 10,000 feet or higher perhaps? If you live in Denver, Albuquerque or Flafstaff, then something that works between 5K and 7K would be enough. What about the days that you want to go hiking up in the mountains, or take a drive up the back of a peak, or that chair lift or gondola to the ski areas? Suddenly your lighter just stops working. Well, some of the manufacturers are making it easy for us to decide on a high altitude lighter, some you have to make an inquiry and others are just being mysterious.