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Wilderness Medicine 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.

The 7 shades of Kilimanjaro

The 7 shades of Kilimanjaro

When you climb Kilimanjaro you need to protect yourself from the sun. That’s as obvious as the nose on your face, but are you truly protecting your nose…

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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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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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THE RISKS OF ADVENTURE TRAVEL

THE RISKS OF ADVENTURE TRAVEL

Find out how to mitigate the risks of adventure travel so that you can have a safe and enjoyable trip.

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ALL ABOUT A.M.S.

ALL ABOUT A.M.S.

Your body is affected by the decrease in air pressure at high altitudes. When your body isn’t adjusting properly to the thinning air, you develop AMS. Stay safe by learning how to recognize and treat it.

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