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THE TUSKER TEAM

GUIDES AND OWNERS

Tusker Trail’s owners have a shared passion born in different continents. Eddie Frank, the original founder, was born in Africa and had adventure instilled in him when he was 6 years old by his father. He founded Tusker Trail in 1977 on an expedition across Africa, a childhood dream.

Amy Frank was born in Canada and developed her desire to explore at a very young age. She spent 25 years climbing mountains and leading adventurers through the wild back country of Canada, before joining Tusker Trail. Together Eddie and Amy are a formidable pair. They have assembled a diverse team of professionals throughout the world who share their dedication to running exciting journeys to the most remote corners of our planet.

INTERNATIONAL STAFF AND CREW

Tusker’s trekking team spans four corners of the globe, from the U.S. home base at Lake Tahoe, Nevada, to our overseas operations base at Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, as well as our partners in Nepal, Mongolia, Greenland and Patagonia. They are all dedicated to running fine treks and have boundless passion and deep local knowledge. Eddie and Amy have selected them for their experience and expertise in their corners of the world. Afterof enabling the dreams of thousands of travelers, we’ve got a great handle on adventure.

Tusker Staff - Founder | Guide Eddie Frank

Eddie Frank

Founder, Owner, Guide
as explorer, adventurer and raconteur.

Tusker Staff - Co-Founder | Guide Amy Frank

Amy Frank
Owner, Guide
17 years as Tusker's guiding light supreme.

Julian Jones
Tanzania Operations Manager
years running the day to day on Kilimanjaro.

Tusker Crew - Staff - Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones
Tanzania Managing Director
17 years at the helm in Tanzania.

Tusker Crew - Staff - Jaime Olive

Jaime Olive
Trekking Coordinator in the USA
Puts the finishing touches on your lifechanging trip.

Katie O'Brien
Trekking Coordinator in the USA
Brings your amazing trek together.

Tusker Staff Crew Erick van der Lee

Erick van der Lee
Trekking Web Guru in the USA
Manages our digital foot print.

Happyfrais Kombe
Kilmanjaro and EBC Guide
years as a Tusker mountain guide.

Tusker Crew - Staff - Kili Guide Shabane Hassani

Shabane Hasani
Kilmanjaro and Everest Base Camp Guide
years as a Tusker mountain guide.

Tusker Crew - Staff - Kili Guide Simon Minja

Simon Minja
Kilimanjaro Guide
years as a Tusker mountain guide.

Tusker Crew - Staff - Kili Guide Nemes Meela

Nemes Meela
Kilmanjaro Guide
years as a Tusker mountain guide.

Tusker Crew - Staff - Kili Guide Urio Senyaeli

Senyaeli Urio
Kilimanjaro Guide
years as a Tusker mountain guide.

Tusker Crew - Staff - Kili Guide Eliakimu Mashanga

Eliakimu Mashanga
Kilimanjaro Guide
years as a Tusker mountain guide.

Pastori Minja
Kilimanjaro Guide
years as a Tusker mountain guide.

Tusker Crew - Staff - Kili Guide Gaudence Kessy

Gaudence Kessy
Kilmanjaro Guide
years as a Tusker mountain guide.

Tusker Crew - Staff - Kili Guide Thobias Meela

Thobias Meela
Kilimanjaro Guide
years as a Tusker mountain guide.

Tusker Crew - Staff - Guide - Liberaty Matho

Liberaty Matho
Kilimanjaro Guide
years as a Tusker mountain guide.

Tusker Crew - Staff - Kili Guide Frances Meela

Frances Meela
Kilimanjaro Guide
years as a Tusker mountain guide.

Alex Minja
Kilimanjaro and Mongolia Chef
years as a Tusker Mountain Chef.

Tusker Guest Climbers

Our Guest Climbers
We wouldn't be leading adventures for
46 years without you.

Kilimanjaro Chefs
Masters of the Adventure Kitchen
Trained by the Culinary Insitute of America.

Tusker Crew Staff - Frank Lulu

Frank Lulu
Kilimanjaro Equipment Manager
years keeping Tusker gear in top shape.

Tusker Crew - Staff - Kilimanjaro Porters

Kilimanjaro Porters
Your Climbing Team
The backbone and soul of every climb.

Peter Lulu
Tanzania Driver
years as an ambassador on your arrival.

Tusker Crew - Staff - Mongolia Guide Dosjan

Dosjan
Mongolia Trek Guide
years as Tusker's Mongolia trekking partner.

Tusker Crew - Staff - Mongolia Horseman Kharmut

Harmut
Mongolia Trek Horseman
years as Tusker horsesman.

Tusker Crew - Staff - Mongolia Horseman Lister

Lister
Mongolia Trek Horseman
years as Tusker horsesman.

Tusker Crew - Staff - Mongolia Horseman Karankai

Karankai
Mongolia Trek Horseman
years as Tusker horsesman.

Tusker Crew - Staff - Mongolia Horseman Burchak

Borchak
Mongolia Trek Horseman
years as Tusker horsesman.

Tusker Crew - Staff - Mongolia Horseman Jasai

Jasai
Mongolia Trek Horseman
years as Tusker horsesman.

Tusker Crew - Staff - Mongolia Horse Guide Karbai

Karbai
Mongolia Trek - Head Horse Guide
years as Tusker's head horse guide.

Tusker Crew - Staff - Mongolia Chef Alex Minja

Alex Minja
Mongolia Chef
years as Tusker's Mongolia chef.

Tusker Crew - Staff - Mongolia Amy and Horsemen

Amy and the Horsemen
These guys are essential on your journey.

Tusker Crew - Staff - Mongolia Eddie's Horse

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Eddie's Boss
And his best friend on the trek.

Tusker Crew - Staff - Greenland Guide Rich Manterfield

Rich Manterfield
Greenland Guide
Wilderness and arctic guide supreme.

Tusker Crew - Staff - EBC Mingma Sherpa

Mingma Sherpa
Everest Base Camp Head Guide
years as Tusker's EBC head guide.

Shabane Hasani
Everest Base Camp Guide
years as a Tusker EBC medical guide.

EBC Sherpas
Everest Base Camp Sherpa Team
Only with the Sherpas do you get to basecamp.

Happyfrais Kombe
Everest Base Camp Guide
years as a Tusker EBC medical guide.

TUSKER'S TREKS

Now that you have met the Tusker Trail team, we'd like to introduce you to our treks across the globe.   Start your adventure below.

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