KILIMANJARO

Meet Your Kilimanjaro Guide

Meet Your Kilimanjaro Guide

Kombe is among Tusker’s top guides with a specialty in high altitude medical response. Kombe’s Tusker career arc reaches nearly as high as Kilimanjaro’s and Mt Everest’s Summits

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PATAGONIA

Patagonia’s Pinnacles of Pleasure & Pain

Patagonia’s Pinnacles of Pleasure & Pain

The Behemoths—Fitz Roy & Cerro Torre Standing a mere 11,020 feet, Mt. Fitz Roy is a goliath in the mountaineering world. It’s nearby brother Cerro Torre is a tad over 10,000 feet yet fewer than a dozen have ever climbed it. Much fewer climbers ascend Argentina’s  Fitz Roy than they do Nepal’s Mt. Everest’s iconically […]

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EVEREST BASE CAMP

New Everest Base Camp Trek Date Added for 2018

New Everest Base Camp Trek Date Added for 2018

By on September 27, 2017 in Everest Base Camp, Nepal with 2 Comments

Peak Season Under Everest There are many reasons trekkers return to the Khumbu Valley once Nepal’s summer monsoons are over.  By October the rains have stopped, but they have provided the best trekking conditions during the year for the ascent to Everest Base Camp at 17,598 feet. After the dust and mud Mountainsides are a […]

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MONGOLIA

Trekking Mongolia to Beat Cancer

Trekking Mongolia to Beat Cancer

By on May 23, 2017 in Adventure, Asia, Charity, Mongolia, Trekking with 0 Comments

In July 2018 Mongolia will be the spectacular backdrop for a new charity expedition benefiting the Canadian Cancer Society…

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PERU

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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ICELAND

DIVERSE ICELAND ADVENTURE

DIVERSE ICELAND ADVENTURE

By on April 20, 2017 in Adventure, Iceland, Travel, Trekking with 0 Comments

Tusker’s nine day trip to the West Fjords maximizes the near 24 hour August daylight in the Iceland backcountry.

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TUSKER ALUMNI

Celebrating 60 on Kilimanjaro

Celebrating 60 on Kilimanjaro

The attention to our health was much appreciated. Tusker’s medical care was one of the deciding factors in my selection of a trekking company.

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TRAVEL

Total Eclipse: Chasing the Myths

Total Eclipse: Chasing the Myths

From the ancients in Asia who thought a dragon had eaten the sun to today’s high tech chasers, total solar eclipses have made people curious, anxious, exuberant and crazy…

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