Guides and Crew

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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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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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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Giving Kilimanjaro’s Porters a Lift

Giving Kilimanjaro’s Porters a Lift

Tusker’s alliance with the local Lions Club extends its own warm clothing drive with donations of money and/or clothes from caring clients…

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KILIMANJARO – GUIDES, CHEFS & CREW

KILIMANJARO – GUIDES, CHEFS & CREW

The third of seven short videos that capture the essence of what it’s like to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

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5 MUST-HAVE SKILLS OF YOUR KILIMANJARO MOUNTAIN GUIDE

By on August 21, 2015 in Guides and Crew, Kilimanjaro with 0 Comments
5 MUST-HAVE SKILLS OF YOUR KILIMANJARO MOUNTAIN GUIDE

The success and safety of your climb depends largely on the expertise and ability of your guides. Make sure you choose guides that excel in these five skills.

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NEPAL EARTHQUAKE UPDATE

By on May 21, 2015 in Charity, Guides and Crew, Nepal with 2 Comments
NEPAL EARTHQUAKE UPDATE

Nearly a month after Nepal was rocked by a 7.8 earthquake, its people are very much in need.

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TUSKER NEPALI CREW RELIEF FUND

By on May 15, 2015 in Charity, Guides and Crew, Nepal with 1 Comment
TUSKER NEPALI CREW RELIEF FUND

Providing immediate financial help to the Tusker crew in Nepal as they rebuild damaged homes and support their families.

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WHO’S CARRYING THE LOAD?

By on January 14, 2015 in Guides and Crew, Kilimanjaro with 0 Comments
WHO’S CARRYING THE LOAD?

With the important and strenuous role porters take on each day, you would think they would be treated with the utmost respect, be provided with fair wages, proper shelter, and adequate food. You would be wrong.

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6 REASONS TO JOIN THE KILIMANJARO CLIMB FOR VALOR

By on December 15, 2014 in Charity, Guides and Crew, Kilimanjaro with 0 Comments
6 REASONS TO JOIN THE KILIMANJARO CLIMB FOR VALOR

Find out why Tusker’s newest and most unique charity climb is not to be missed.

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