KILIMANJARO

Is There a New Kilimanjaro Climbing Route?

Is There a New Kilimanjaro Climbing Route?

By on December 13, 2017 in Adventure, Africa, Kilimanjaro, Mountains with 0 Comments

In January 2018, Eddie will take a scouting trip up Kilimanjaro seeking the seventh route. He is keeping his route details close to his down vest because…

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PATAGONIA

Patagonia Trekking Seasons

Patagonia Trekking Seasons

If you love adventure trekking there is no more spectacular place on the planet than Patagonia. Don’t ask the question if you should go, but rather, when…

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EVEREST BASE CAMP

Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty

Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty

The question is a natural considering the top of Mt. Everest is over 29,000 feet, arguably the most challenging climb in the world. The good news is that Everest Base Camp or “EBC,” as it is commonly called, is 12,000 feet lower…

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MONGOLIA

Altai Tavn Bogd Mongolia

Altai Tavn Bogd Mongolia

By on November 15, 2017 in Altai Mountains, Asia, Mongolia, Trekking with 0 Comments

Any classic trek has the big pay-off. It’s getting into the heart of Altai Tavn Bogd where there are more eagles, wolves, and martens than people. This is the province of the iconic snow leopard and its prey…

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PERU

The Hard Right: When Descending is the Best Option

The Hard Right: When Descending is the Best Option

Tusker’s South America guide Andrew Springsteel had to make that hard, but right call this spring in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca. After two-a-day medical checks, Sharon, one of the trekkers had developed early signs of high altitude pulmonary edema…

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TUSKER ALUMNI

Celebrating 60 on Kilimanjaro

Celebrating 60 on Kilimanjaro

The attention to our health was much appreciated. Tusker’s medical care was one of the deciding factors in my selection of a trekking company.

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TRAVEL

Machame Route: Should you climb Kilimanjaro in as few days as possible?

Machame Route: Should you climb Kilimanjaro in as few days as possible?

By on December 6, 2017 in Africa, Kilimanjaro, Mountains, Travel with 0 Comments

The Machame Route has been popular ever since Kilimanjaro opened to global tourism in the 1950s. At 37 miles gate-to-gate Machame is the shortest, but one of the steepest…

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