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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 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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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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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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