KILIMANJARO

Is it Dangerous to Camp in Kilimanjaro’s Crater?

Is it Dangerous to Camp in Kilimanjaro’s Crater?

On Kilimanjaro the one thing that separates the average guide from the well-trained professionals is their willingness to take clients camping in Kilimanjaro’s crater at 18,700 feet…

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PATAGONIA

Tusker Adds Second 2020 Eclipse Trip to Patagonia

Tusker Adds Second 2020 Eclipse Trip to Patagonia

After selling out our December 2020 total solar eclipse trip to Chile, we have been able to create a second trip to accommodate overflow demand. This second trip is Dec. 7-15, 2020…

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EVEREST BASE CAMP

Mount Everest: Reads and Reels

Mount Everest: Reads and Reels

Few of us will ever attempt to climb Everest because we lack the maniacal drive of the men and women depicted in the best books and movies about Everest. Read and watch these accounts and they may inspire you at the very least to trek to Everest Base Camp…

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MONGOLIA

Altai Tavn Bogd Mongolia

Altai Tavn Bogd Mongolia

By on November 15, 2017 in Altai Mountains, Asia, Mongolia, Trekking with 0 Comments

Any classic trek has the big pay-off. It’s getting into the heart of Altai Tavn Bogd where there are more eagles, wolves, and martens than people. This is the province of the iconic snow leopard and its prey…

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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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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

Where are You Spending Christmas? The Shira Plateau

Where are You Spending Christmas? The Shira Plateau

By on December 29, 2017 in Africa, Kilimanjaro, Mountains, Travel with 2 Comments

The first scheduled Tusker Christmas climb is set for Dec. 21, 2018 and has some surprise seasonal trimmings, as well as plenty of rugged outdoor holiday cheer…

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