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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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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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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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Kili 360: Summit Success on the Northern Circuit

By on November 9, 2017 in Africa, Kilimanjaro, Mountains, Travel, Trekking with 1 Comment
Kili 360: Summit Success on the Northern Circuit

To climb Mt. Kilimanjaro you have six route choices. Not surprisingly the least taken is arguably the best…

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Meet Your Kilimanjaro Guide

Meet Your Kilimanjaro Guide

Kombe is among Tusker’s top guides with a specialty in high altitude medical response. Kombe’s Tusker career arc reaches nearly as high as Kilimanjaro’s and Mt Everest’s Summits

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Altitude Sickness: The Indigenous Approach

By on August 30, 2017 in Health & Fitness, Mountains, Trekking with 0 Comments
Altitude Sickness:  The Indigenous Approach

The one common denominator with these indigenous solutions is they try improving blood circulation that allows the brain to tolerate low oxygen levels…

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