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Mount Everest: Reads and Reels

Mount Everest: Reads and Reels

Few of us will ever attempt to climb Everest because we lack the maniacal drive of the men and women depicted in the best books and movies about Everest. Read and watch these accounts and they may inspire you at the very least to trek to Everest Base Camp…

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Is it Dangerous to Camp in Kilimanjaro’s Crater?

Is it Dangerous to Camp in Kilimanjaro’s Crater?

On Kilimanjaro the one thing that separates the average guide from the well-trained professionals is their willingness to take clients camping in Kilimanjaro’s crater at 18,700 feet…

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Where are You Spending Christmas? The Shira Plateau

By on December 29, 2017 in Africa, Kilimanjaro, Mountains, Travel with 2 Comments
Where are You Spending Christmas? The Shira Plateau

The first scheduled Tusker Christmas climb is set for Dec. 21, 2018 and has some surprise seasonal trimmings, as well as plenty of rugged outdoor holiday cheer…

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Tusker Adds Second 2020 Eclipse Trip to Patagonia

Tusker Adds Second 2020 Eclipse Trip to Patagonia

After selling out our December 2020 total solar eclipse trip to Chile, we have been able to create a second trip to accommodate overflow demand. This second trip is Dec. 7-15, 2020…

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Everest Base Camp: Spring VS Fall?

By on December 20, 2017 in Adventure, Asia, Everest Base Camp, Mountains, Nepal with 1 Comment
Everest Base Camp: Spring VS Fall?

The trekking window opens in spring and fall when warm/dry conditions provide your chance to follow in the footsteps of mountain climbing legends by trekking to Everest Base Camp…

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Is There a New Kilimanjaro Climbing Route?

By on December 13, 2017 in Adventure, Africa, Kilimanjaro, Mountains with 0 Comments
Is There a New Kilimanjaro Climbing Route?

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

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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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 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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Altai Tavn Bogd Mongolia

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

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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