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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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The Antikythera Mechanism

The Antikythera Mechanism

Imagine you are watching an old, silent movie with Charlie Chaplin starring. He walks down a street, wiggles his mustache, opens up his bag, and pulls out an iPad. “Wait!

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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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The Patagonia Eclipse is Over, Now What Happens? Plenty!

The Patagonia Eclipse is Over, Now What Happens? Plenty!

When the December 2020 eclipse is over and the lights come back on, you’re inspired to fully experience some of the best adventure travel earth has to offer!

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What it’s Like to Trek in Southern Patagonia

What it’s Like to Trek in Southern Patagonia

If you want to be humbled by the land and shaped by nature’s variable, sometimes capricious weather, then trekking in southern Patagonia might be an out-of-this-world experience…

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