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Aging and Altitude

Aging and Altitude

There may be a silver lining in that gray hair atop your balding head. People in their 50’s and older may be able to handle high altitude better than people half their age…

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6 Quick Nepal Trek Prep Tips

6 Quick Nepal Trek Prep Tips

Tusker’s trek to Everest Base Camp (17,585 feet) features a 10,000 foot elevation gain that will take you through Asia’s most iconic landscapes and villages…

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Recommended Meds, Vaccinations and Inoculations for Kilimanjaro

Recommended Meds, Vaccinations and Inoculations for Kilimanjaro

Medications and inoculations need to be taken as seriously as finding the right hiking boots for your Kilimanjaro climb. Do your homework both online and in your community…

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Everest Base Camp Trip Report

Everest Base Camp Trip Report

To me, Tusker Trail’s Everest Base Camp Trek is about the “why”? Why do I travel and why do I travel with Tusker Trail?

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How to Prevent AMS

How to Prevent AMS

Slow down and drink You’ve trained for months and you’re 100 percent healthy exploding with energy after getting your first glimpse of Kilimanjaro. Once on the trail you’re like a lion chasing a gazelle—all adrenalin consumed by the chase. You by pass your fellow trekkers and despite your guides urging in Swahili pole pole (“go […]

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Evacuation Insurance: When to Pull the Ripcord

Evacuation Insurance: When to Pull the Ripcord

Many adventure travelers consider themselves so resilient that they can get out of any backcountry jam. This bulletproof mentality leads many to scoff at evacuation insurance until…

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Kilimanjaro: Guiding the Guides

Kilimanjaro: Guiding the Guides

Nobody climbs Mt. Kilimanjaro alone. Not for a long time. And the most important people on your team should be your guides…

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11 Things You Will Only Understand if You’ve Been There

11 Things You Will Only Understand if You’ve Been There

Most of us like to do our travel homework by reading guidebooks; watching videos and trolling the Internet for trekking trip intel. That’s well and good, but…

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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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FALLING IN LOVE WITH KILIMANJARO

FALLING IN LOVE WITH KILIMANJARO

One of the highlights of this Kilimanjaro climb was camping in the Crater. As we were descending into the Crater after summiting, a very cool storm came up…

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