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Tusker Alumni Posts. For over 4 decades Tusker has led thousands of intrepid travelers on awe-inspiring adventures around the world. Tusker’s fully supported treks allow you to fire up your passion for adventure in faraway places.

KILIMANJARO PROMISE

KILIMANJARO PROMISE

Before Beth Behrle climbed Kilimanjaro in 2006, she promised her 12-year-old daughter Katie that they would climb it together some day. The climb would prove to be much more challenging than Beth had ever imagined.

But 5 years later, Katie held her mom to the promise she had unwittingly made so long ago.

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TREKKERS SPEAK OUT

TREKKERS SPEAK OUT

This August, Maxine Adshead, a retiree from Cranbrook, British Colombia who is an avid hiker and black belt in karate, summited Kilimanjaro as a member of the annual Eddie & Amy Frank Climb.

Read Maxine’s heartfelt letter to Tusker Coordinator, Mel Kaida, about the many special moments her team shared on the mountain.

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GRATITUDE & GRACE

GRATITUDE & GRACE

“I felt like I could handle anything in that moment. I was smiling so big my face hurt. I felt like laughing. I felt grace.”

In May, Tusker coordinator Mariya Porten climbed Kilimanjaro with her father, Steve Porten. The climb affected Mariya in ways she never could have imagined, and will never forget.

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A FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING

A FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING

Hayley Bushnell recently climbed Kilimanjaro for her 30th birthday. The climb was not only her first summit; it was also her first camping trip!

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RAISING THE BAR

RAISING THE BAR

In March 2011, Scott Stewart, President of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, climbed Kilimanjaro with three friends to raise money for their local hospital.

Not only did the team summit successfully, they also blew their fundraising goal out of the water, raising over $100,000 which will be used to build a cancer treatment facility. Upon their return home, Scott sent the following letter to Tusker.

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