KILIMANJARO

Is Diamox the Secret to Summiting Mount Kilimanjaro?

Is Diamox the Secret to Summiting Mount Kilimanjaro?

By on February 14, 2018 in Kilimanjaro Category with 2 Comments

Wondering how high you’ll be if you summit Mount Kilimanjaro?  The Roof of Africa is approximately 19,341 feet above sea level. That’s indeed a big trek – and not one everyone completes, for a mixture of reasons. But by far the biggest reason people blame for Kilimanjaro’s paltry 40% summit success rate is the high altitude. […]

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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

Will You Find Enlightenment on the Teahouse Trail?

Will You Find Enlightenment on the Teahouse Trail?

The world’s crossroads intersect in many far flung places, but none more spectacular than roadless Namche Bazaar and Tengboche. Sometimes only a hiking trail brings the world together…

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MONGOLIA

Altai Tavn Bogd Mongolia

Altai Tavn Bogd Mongolia

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

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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