KILIMANJARO

Kili 360: Summit Success on the Northern Circuit

Kili 360: Summit Success on the Northern Circuit

By on November 9, 2017 in Africa, Kilimanjaro, Mountains, Travel, Trekking with 1 Comment

To climb Mt. Kilimanjaro you have six route choices. Not surprisingly the least taken is arguably the best…

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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

Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty

Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty

The question is a natural considering the top of Mt. Everest is over 29,000 feet, arguably the most challenging climb in the world. The good news is that Everest Base Camp or “EBC,” as it is commonly called, is 12,000 feet lower…

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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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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

Kili 360: Summit Success on the Northern Circuit

Kili 360: Summit Success on the Northern Circuit

By on November 9, 2017 in Africa, Kilimanjaro, Mountains, Travel, Trekking with 1 Comment

To climb Mt. Kilimanjaro you have six route choices. Not surprisingly the least taken is arguably the best…

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