Ultimate guide trekking to Everest Base Camp

Ultimate guide trekking to Everest Base Camp : After managing over 220+ Everest Base Camp Treks, we have developed a quality service and set up for our Everest Base Camp trips. We have 100% success on most of our treks. Join us in 2018 / 2019 / 2020  Ultimate guide trekking to Everest Base Camp We have the […]

Altitude training mask verses weight in your back pack

Let’s look at the advantages and disadvantages of training with an altitude training mask verses weight in your back pack. Are their advantages of training with an altitude training mask for trekking or mountaineering. Overall I would have to say NO……. Training with a mask will help give better lung capacity which is great for big […]

Implement these Top Tips while climbing Kilimanjaro

Implement these Top Tips while climbing Kilimanjaro and you will enjoy a safe and successful Kilimanjaro climb. 1). You have picked the right itinerary and days The best decision you made was to pick and Ian Taylor Trekking adventure climbing Kilimanjaro over 8 days on the Lemosho route. Ian has climbed Kilimanjaro 25 times and […]

Being prepared for the Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal

1). Being prepared for the Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal  I have just returned from leading my 26th and 27th Everest Base Camp and Kala Phattar treks. I have been lucky enough to stand on the summit of Mt. Everest and climbed over 18,000 feet one hundred times.  Ian Taylor Trekking have lead over […]

What I learned climbing Island peak for the 10th time

What I learned climbing Island peak for the 10th time was there are still too many people trying to climb this mountain with no mountaineering skills. 1). 10 out of 12 summits is not a bad ratio I have lead 12 climbs on Island peak over the past 8 years and reached the summit on […]

Everest Base Camp Trekking is for trekkers not tourists

Everest Base Camp Trekking is for trekkers not tourists Everest Base Camp Trekking is for trekkers not tourists. I am just back from my 26th & 27th treks to Everest base camp. We had a group of 7 people climbing Island peak and they all made it. We had 37 trekkers on the 2 treks […]

Things learned climbing Kilimanjaro 25 times

Here are some things learned climbing Kilimanjaro 25 times. The main one is I am still shocked that very few people know anything about going to low oxygen environments. Going to extreme altitude above 5,500m / 18,000 feet is potentially very dangerous and you need to be informed. 1). So many people know nothing about […]

Help children while visiting Tanzania to climb Kilimanjaro

Help children while visiting Tanzania to climb Kilimanjaro. We can help you visit a local orphanage near Kilimanjaro and close to the airport. 1). Who can you support? Fortune Kids and education foundation orphanage center was established on 13th February 2016. All the children are less than five years old. It is located under the […]

Things learned climbing Kilimanjaro for the 24th time

Things learned climbing Kilimanjaro for the 24th time 1). You need 8 days or more climbing Kilimanjaro With more experience than most people climbing Kilimanjaro. I was convinced before but, climbing Kilimanjaro over 8 days or more is the only way to approach this mountain. Having 8 days on the mountain you are giving yourself […]

Are there alternatives to taking Diamox at high altitude

Are there alternatives to taking Diamox at high altitude. Ian Taylor Trekking have put over 1,300 people into Everest Base Camp at 5,364/ 17,500 feet and have 150+ people trekking in the Everest region annually. We recommend taking Diamox from arrival in Kathmandu and all the way through your trek.  You should always consult your […]

My journey to climb Mera peak in Nepal

My journey to climb Mera peak in Nepal started with a trip to climb Kilimanjaro. I found Ian on a google search. These video’s inspired me to climb Kilimanjaro.  The information Ian has really helped me understand how to go about my preparation and how to be successful. A friend of mine from Colorado tried to […]

Top 10 Tips for an Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Here are our Top 10 Tips for an Annapurna Base Camp Trek. If you are planning a trek to Annapurna Base Camp, why not join one of our trips. These are some of our tips to make sure that you have a successful and enjoyable time on this beautiful trek to the base of one the world’s […]

Where do I get Insurance for my trekking adventure

Where do I get Insurance for my trekking adventure ? There are lots of opinions out there, but you need local knowledge, logistics and know you will be taken care of in a professional manor.  Ian Taylor Trekking recommend Global rescue services. Insurance cover starts from $119  CLICK HERE  for further information on policy and pricing. Global […]

Learn more about Ian Taylor Trekking setting goals

Learn more about Ian Taylor Trekking setting goals. Ian gets interviewed all the time, but here are some questions he was asked for a US publication. 1). What is your life’s purpose? To inspire change through endurance, challenge and adventure so others can benefit. 2). How are you living your purpose? I have lived my […]

Why do we trek, climb and adventure around the world

Why do we trek, climb and adventure around the world ? We trek and climb so that others can experience something monumental in their lives. We also want to see others benefit from our adventuring. We believe education is a key component to success and we want to support that wherever we can. I am an […]

Some facts for anyone looking to trek up Kilimanjaro

Some facts for anyone looking to trek up Kilimanjaro. Especially for anyone looking to climb Kilimanjaro. I will speak a little about this and then you can follow the links for quality advice on how to prepare for your climb up Kilimanjaro. The most important fact is only 42% of people are making it to the […]

10 most important things to know before trekking to Everest Base Camp

These are the 10 most important things to know before trekking to Everest Base Camp. I have trekked and lead over 20 treks to Everest Base Camp in the past decade. The two main challenges are adapting well to the lack of oxygen and having the physical strength and conditioning. Let’s explore these and other […]

Training for your Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu Adventure

How should you be training for your Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu adventure ? The first thing to remember is that most of the trekking in done on the 2nd and 3rd day. You will be up early at 5am and you may not arrive into camp until 4pm that afternoon. The total distance […]

Trekking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu for the 8th time

I am just back from trekking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu for the 8th time. We had a team of 10 people excited about venturing through the ancient trails on Peru. Here are some observations from my recent trek into Machu Picchu. 1. Lessons learned from trekking to Machu Picchu Trekking the Inca Trail […]

How Climbing Kilimanjaro can help you live a better life

How Climbing Kilimanjaro can help you live a better life. So you got this idea into your head that climbing Kilimanjaro was a good idea. I was reading an article on supporting a non-profit in Uganda which lead me to Ian Taylor Trekking. I ended up on this page about Ian’s support for Fields of […]

My Journey Reaching Everest Base Camp against all odds

My journey Reaching Everest Base Camp against all odds. Do you ever dream of doing something you feel would be incredibly intangible for you to do? I know I do All the time!! Mount Everest Base camp is one of many of those dreams! But what if I told you that making your dreams come […]

How much does it cost to climb Kilimanjaro

How much does it cost to climb Kilimanjaro ? You will find a wide range of prices for a wide range of services. There are can be an $700 price difference based off the same amount of days on the mountain. There is a lot to consider here. Do you want good food, safety, shelter, […]

What are the elevation gains on your Kilimanjaro climb

What are the elevation gains on your Kilimanjaro climb ? This will depend on your route up and down Kilimanjaro and how many days you decide to make your climb. After putting over 1,000 people in the summit of Kilimanjaro we really only use the Lemosho route over 8 days on the mountain so we […]

How do I prepare to climb Mount Kilimanjaro

How do I prepare to climb Mount Kilimanjaro? A loaded question and there is lot of elements to think about. Lets go through them. Feel free to call us, email us your questions so we can answer the items relevant to you. We have a wealth of experience putting over 1,000 people on the summit […]

Elevation gains for the Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal

People always ask me what are the Elevation gains for the Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal.  We will look at the elevation gain in a minute, but you also need to consider the distances on the Everest base camp trek. Read more on the daily distances. and altitude you are going too and then you can […]

How do I go about climbing Kilimanjaro in Tanzania

How do I go about climbing Kilimanjaro in Tanzania How do I go about climbing Kilimanjaro in Tanzania ? So many operators, so many unknowns about fitness, the mountain and where do you start in your planning. Where do you get clothing, what is the right clothing. What sort of training should I be doing? I […]

Climbing Kilimanjaro the right way with the right team

Climbing Kilimanjaro the right way with the right team comes down to 5 really important things. 1). You need to have the best itinerary possible. 8 days on the mountain, gives you the best chance at success. Climbing Kilimanjaro on the Lemosho route  2). If you are climbing Kilimanjaro you need excellent food for you […]

What is the best way to Climbing Kilimanjaro

What is the best way to Climbing Kilimanjaro. Well, I am only going to tell you one thing. 8 days on the mountain on the Lemosho route with Ian Taylor Trekking. READ MORE and then read below. Here is the gear, clothing and equipment needed for your climb. Remember there is no one size fits […]

The best way to acclimatize on your Kilimanjaro climb

The best way to acclimatize on your Kilimanjaro climb There are no short cuts to the summit. Only 42% of people make it to the summit of Kilimanjaro on any given year. The reason this number is so low comes down to two main concerns. Poor physical preparation and most importantly poor choice of itinerary […]

4 Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Equipment Packing Video

Are you preparing for the 4 day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu?  If, so, here is our 4 Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Equipment Packing Video, showing you everything that we would bring with us on the journey.   If you decide to sign up to one of our trips, we send out a […]

The Ultimate Guide to Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

The Ultimate Guide to Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro : After managing over 150+ Kilimanjaro climbs, we have developed a world class service and set up for climbing Kilimanjaro. We have 100% success on most of our 8 day trips. Get the best available advice We have the best information, team and service on the mountain. Read our tips, […]

The 10 most important things to know before you climb Kilimanjaro

The 10 most important things to know before you climb Kilimanjaro 1). 42% of people make it to the summit of Kilimanjaro, so pick the best itinerary with the best acclimatization. We have put over 1,000 people on the summit and have 100% success on most of our 8 day climbs. Pick the best route […]

Best Trips to Climb Kilimanjaro in Tanzania

The best trips to Climb Kilimanjaro in Tanzania need to leave you with the experience of a lifetime. These trips need to be managed well with a great team on the ground and professional team prior to your trip. You need people that understand your needs so that you will experience something unique and amazing. […]

What is the food going to be like on my Kilimanjaro Trip

What is the food going to be like on my Kilimanjaro Trip Your body needs fuel for your Kilimanjaro climb. You can either fuel with premium or regular. To give yourself the best chance at success you need the right itinerary, acclimatization, staff, support, safety and you also need the best food available to fuel […]

Our daily schedule on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Our daily schedule on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu When we first arrived in Cusco, we were picked up at the airport by one of the staff members carrying an Ian Taylor Trekking banner. We were driven to our hotel, Hotel Garlesco II which was a simple but lovely hotel.  We had the rest […]

What are the best months for climbing Kilimanjaro with Ian Taylor Trekking

What are the best months for climbing Kilimanjaro with Ian Taylor Trekking  Traditionally the weather on Kilimanjaro is pretty predictable. Kilimanjaro has a dry season and rainy seasons and some months have more sun, some months have to more cloud cover and other months are colder than others higher on the mountain. Out of the […]

Top Tips for Climbing Kilimanjaro with Ian Taylor Trekking

Top Tips for Climbing Kilimanjaro with Ian Taylor Trekking. Are you interested in climbing Kilimanjaro for FREE!!  You might have read our: All you need to know about climbing Kilimanjaro blog. If not check it out. This blog post will be an in-depth review the most important things to consider if you want to be successful climbing […]

How important is Fitness and physical preparation for climbing Kilimanjaro?

How important is Fitness and physical preparation for climbing Kilimanjaro? I could answer this in so many different ways and I will discuss some here but a lot easier to tell you. Feel free to e-mail or call me for further information. I have climbed Kilimanjaro 25 times to date in all seasons and in […]

The best route and acclimatization for climbing Kilimanjaro

The best route and acclimatization for climbing Kilimanjaro After climbing Kilimanjaro on all the routes, with different amounts of time for acclimatization. In all the different seasons for the past 12 years. There is one route and acclimatization schedule that stands out above all the rest. I have climbed Kilimanjaro 25 times and usually climb […]

The most important things to know about trekking to Everest Base Camp

The most important things to know about trekking to Everest Base Camp Ian Taylor Trekking have a wealth of experience working in the Everest region. READ SOME REVIEWS on Facebook. We have been sending teams into the region for over a decade. I have personally climbed to the summit of Mt. Everest 8,848m/ 29,035 feet […]

Ian Tully Trekking to Everest Base Camp for Cistic Fibrosis

Two of our 2017 Everest Base Camp trekkers Ian Tully along with Steve wood were on one of our April treks to Everest. They wanted to see and experience, Everest, Nepal and complete our 16 day long trek to the base of mount Everest the highest mountain on earth. This was a once in a […]

Report from my 22nd trek into Everest Base Camp

My report from my 22nd trek into Everest Base Camp: After 14 years of trekking into the Everest region a few things have remained the same and lots of changes positive and negative. The local people gain greatly from trekkers and climbers venturing into the region, but unprepared trekkers are causing problems. I have never […]

My 11th Summit attempt on Island peak Nepal

My 11th Summit attempt on Island peak Nepal. I have trekked into Island peak base camp 5,100m 11 times now. I consider myself very lucky to be able to make this journey into critically low oxygen environments and be able to helps others in their journey to climb high to 6,189m/ 20,305 feet high in […]

Why do porters carry so much weight in the Everest region

Why do porters carry so much weight in the Everest region, is really down to the amount of people, trekkers and climbers entering the Everest region and other regions of Nepal. If you want bottled water, coke, food, chairs, gear, and your bags carried for you. Then there will be porters carrying all this and […]

How difficult is the Island peak climb in Nepal

How difficult is the Island peak climb in Nepal? These notes are intended to assist you and better understand risks of going to altitude but still wishing to climb Island peak. We run 6 to 10 trips a year to Island peak and having been doing this since 2009. We have the best footage, full […]

Taking the time to climb Kilimanjaro

Taking the time to climb Kilimanjaro was the best decision I could have ever made. I looked at a lot of companies offering this trip and decided that Ian Taylor Trekking had the best approach for me. Ian’s training advice, staff, food service and set up exceeded all expectations. A truly professional and perfect way […]

The best way to climb Kilimanjaro

The best way to climb Kilimanjaro is over 8 days. In my opinion from climbing Kilimanjaro 25 times the Lemosho route gives you the best chance at success. In 2016 we had 16 climbs, 11 of those climbs had 100%. We have had 7 climbs in 2017 so far and 3 had 100% success and […]

What is the best route to climb Kilimanjaro in Tanzania

What is the best route to climb Kilimanjaro in Tanzania? After climbing Kilimanjaro 23 times to date on all routes up the mountain. My preferred route up Kilimanjaro is the Lemosho route over 8 days. An 8 day climb of Kilimanjaro gives you the best possible acclimatization across the mountain. Starting on the west side […]

Is it difficult climbing Island peak

Is it difficult climbing Island peak. A loaded question, but one we can break apart and analysis the different elements of an Island peak ascent.  It might be easier to assess if you can take on this climb if you can look at all elements of the challenge. First watch this video and see the […]

The easiest way to climb Kilimanjaro

The easiest way to climb Kilimanjaro is take more time!! and come physically prepared. Having climbed Kilimanjaro 23 times to date, you need to have more time in your acclimatization plan to be successful. Yes if you have 3 or 4 trips to high altitude above 4,500m/ 14,763 feet. you can consider a 7 day climb. […]

Morocco best walks hikes and treks

Morocco best walks hikes and treks Morocco is a dramatic and varied country is the closest authentic and safe country closr to Western Europe – if you overcome the tourist traps, that is to say. It is truly a country of contrasts: one can surf the Atlantic; Explore the superb (and almost empty) Roman ruins; […]

What challenges will I face climbing Kilimanjaro

What challenges will I face climbing Kilimanjaro ? This will depend on your experience to date and will different for different people. Lets have a look at what it is like climbing Kilimanjaro. Watch the video below and CONTACT US for more video and raw footage from each day on Kilimanjaro. If you have been […]

Trekking into Everest base camp

Trekking into Everest base camp is challenging over mixed terrain, here is some raw footage all the way from Lobuche 4,920m/ 16,141ft. to Everest base camp at 5,364m/ 17,600ft. Not a lot of height gain but lots of small hills, up an down on glacial moraine. The journey to Everest is an amazing one, so make […]

From Kilimanjaro to Everest and Island peak in Nepal

From Kilimanjaro to Everest and Island peak in Nepal, our full time staff member and professional guide Athumani Njiku from Arusha, Tanzania is preparing to be the first Tanzanian to climb a 6,000m peak in the Himalaya’s and climb Island peak at 6,189m high in the Himalaya’s. He will travel from Tanzania to Everest! Athumani has climbed […]

Quality Kilimanjaro climbing trips from Ian Taylor Trekking

You are considering climbing Kilimanjaro. Kilimanjaro climbing trips need professional, well run and tested itineraries. Our quality Kilimanjaro climbing trips from Ian Taylor Trekking give you the highest rates of success. The first thing you need to do is pick the Lemosho route and have a minimum of 8 days on the Kilimanjaro. You must read […]

Review of my 22nd Kilimanjaro Summit

Review of my 22nd Kilimanjaro Summit I am back in Arusha after my 22nd Summit and climb of Kilimanjaro. At this stage Ian Taylor Trekking have put over 1,000 people on the summit with great success. We can achieve this with the right team on the ground, proper acclimatization, quality food and professional mountain support. […]

The most important things to know about climbing Kilimanjaro

The most important things to know about climbing Kilimanjaro: I am just back from my 22nd and 23rd summits of Kilimanjaro. Every trip teaches new things and reinforces the key components needed for a safe and successful climb to Uhuru peak and back down again safely.  Ian Taylor Trekking have had 100% success on our […]

Getting to the summit of Kilimanjaro

Getting to the summit of Kilimanjaro: I am on my way to climb Kilimanjaro again, making the long flight to Tanzania. I have just have a full team of 10 people reach the summit yesterday and I head up the mountain tomorrow for the 22nd time with a team of 7 climbers. I will get […]

Does everyone make it to Everest base camp

Does everyone make it to Everest base camp? The success rates are lower than you would think for the Everest base camp trek. There is a difference between going to high altitude and living at high altitude. When you go to live and try and sleep above 4,500m/ 16,700 feet it becomes challenging for most […]

The first company offering sleeping at Everest Base Camp

We are the first company offering sleeping at Everest Base Camp treks. Check out our 2017 trekking dates. Our 2018 dates and 2019 dates. This trip is one of the highlights of any trekker’s career and is a truly amazing experience.  The quickest route into the region is by air, leaving from Kathmandu on a […]

First ever Everest base camp yoga retreat

The first ever Everest base camp yoga retreat will be on it’s way to Everest base camp very shortly. We will have the right acclimatization for the trek and team to match. CLICK HERE for the October dates. Christy Samuelson, 200 hour RYT from Colorado has been studying the body since the 90’s where she […]

All you need to know about climbing Kilimanjaro

All you need to know about climbing Kilimanjaro in one page of information. Remember that 100% aim to reach the summit of Kilimanjaro each year only 42% of people on any given year make it to the summit. There are a number of reasons for this. Lets have a look. First check out our Kilimanjaro climbing […]

All you need to know trekking to Everest base camp

You are thinking to trekking to Everest base camp. Here is all you need to know trekking to Everest base camp are all the things you need to know and apply to your preparation and journey into the Everest region. I have climbed Everest to the summit, helped people train to climb Everest and lead […]

I slept at Everest Base Camp

Ever since I can remember I wanted to see Everest and walk in the footsteps of hero’s who ventured to this amazing place. I wanted to sample a little of what they went through and walk through these amazing valleys and experience Everest for myself. When I saw Ian’s sleeping at Everest Base Camp trips […]

Pacing at high altitude

Pacing at high altitude: You might consider pacing irrelevant and something that is not that important on a long distance high altitude trek or climb. It is critical and can make all the difference between success and failure.Think about heart rates when you are exercising if you were to push even 10 beats per minutes […]

Ian Taylor Trekking review of 2016

It has been a busy year and we have been developing new trips and making our current trips better. Our proudest moment of 2016 was the opening of the new school in the village of Goli Nepal. The 7.8 earthquake in April 2015 still rattles communities and has left many people without homes, education, medical […]

Expedition North Pole 2019

Expedition North Pole 2019 ‘With vision we gain courage. With courage we gain confidence & with confidence there are no limits to the dreams we can achieve’   Ian Taylor In April 2019 our small team will embark on a journey across the floating polar ice to the North Pole. We will navigate our way across […]

Having the right trekking boots

I don’t care about what anyone says, you need to invest in your trekking boots and you need to consider a wide range of factors before purchasing your boots. Here is what we recommend for you to consider. 1). There is no one size fits all, you need to review your foot shape, size, how […]

Dangerous landslide areas on the Mera peak trail

There are many dangerous landslide areas on the Mera peak trail and you need to be aware of them. Ian Taylor Trekking trips go from Lukla to Poyan 2,800m/ 9,186ft onto Pangkongma 2,846m/9,337ft to Nashing Dingma at 2,600m/ 8,530ft. up to Chalem Kharka 3,600m/ 11,811ft. and finishing our acclimatization in Chunbu Kharka 4,200m/ 13,779ft. before dropping down onto the main Mera peak […]

Kilimanjaro My journey to the top

My journey to the top of Kilimanjaro was the best experience of my life. It truly exceeded my expectations. It brought me new friends, family and experiences to be cherished for the rest of my life. I was left inspired by team mates, Ian’s staff, their stories and my ability to get myself prepared and […]

So you want to go to Everest

So you want to go to Everest ? You are out of your mind…but you’re in good company.  This past September, I made it to Everest Base Camp with Ian Taylor Trekking and it was an unbelievable and life-changing experience. A year ago, I made the decision to go to Everest Base Camp. A friend’s […]

Training advice for Annapurna Base Camp Treks

1). Training advice for Annapurna Base Camp Treks This is our training advice for Annapurna base camp treks. Do not under estimate any high altitude trek. No matter where your training begins.  There are are some keys processes you need to go through.  Let’s think about the trek and the different elements involved in making this […]

How difficult is it to climb Kilimanjaro

How difficult is it to climb Kilimanjaro ? This is a loaded question and you have to look as each facet of the climb separately and then make your own decision based off the facts. How difficult is it to climb Kilimanjaro First of all we need to understand altitude, the lack of oxygen, how […]

Climbing Mera peak for the 5th time

Trekking to Mera peak and the climb itself is one of my favorite journey’s to make in Nepal. I have been on the summit numerous times but the journey through the jungle, remote villages on the lower trail which we use is truly a great experience. The route we have chosen to Mera peak gives […]

Trekking, Climbing and Adventuring the world with us

If you are looking for a hiking, trekking, climbing or mountaineering adventure giving you the best chance at success you need to look no further. With 15 years of experience, we have been developing itinerary’s to suit you. We know there is no one size fits all. You need the best acclimatization for low oxygen […]

Trekking with Ian Taylor Trekking

Ian Taylor Trekking As with everything in life I spend a lot of time researching on the web when I need or want something, when you put in Mount Everest Base Camp trekking pages of different companies come up, I reached out to 4 or 5 different companies to see what everybody offered and many […]

Climbing Island peak for the 9th time

I have just returned from my 10th Island peak expedition and 9th summit of this challenging and changing peak. Once again it was not easier for our team but all fought off mild altitude sickness, sun burn, coughs, chest infection, lack of sleep and we put everyone of the top. Another 100% success on our […]

Sitting in Namche Bazaar

The weather in Namche is like nothing I have ever seen before. The monsoon is well and truly still in action. We are really lucky to get our full team into the mountains. People had been waiting 4,5,6 days to get into Lukla. Our team of 17 got into the mountains but lots of people […]

Climbing Kilimanjaro for the 21st time

Climbing Kilimanjaro for the 21st time was interesting. We had 6 Irish people and 6 Qatari people, one film maker and myself joining one team to stand on the roof of Africa. As we always do,  we challenge people to train correctly, train 3 to 5 times a week and building up hours, weight in backpacks […]

Climbing Kilimanjaro for the 20th time

I am just back from climbing Kilimanjaro twice in two weeks. I am privileged to have reached the summit 21 times now. Ian Taylor Trekking have but over 1,000 people on the summit of Kilimanjaro and are now a world leader in offering quality Kilimanjaro climbs with the highest rates of success.  We have our […]

Specific training for Mera Peak

You have been training, hiking and trekking for years and your mountaineering experience has lead you to Mera peak (6,476m/ 21,246 feet). You know that the more days acclimatizing to the lack of oxygen is going to help you when you go above 5,500m/ 18,000 feet. We have the right acclimatization program and itinerary in […]

Specific training for Island Peak

The first thing to remember is Island peak is going to be a different climbing challenge than what you see on you tube. Specific training for Island Peak is needed. Climbing Island peak pre monsoon will be different than climbing post monsoon. If there has been no snow and higher temperatures you will find less ice […]

Kilimanjaro my 2016 climb

Thanks to Ian and team for helping me, and giving me the tools to believe I could climb Kilimanjaro. My journey was challenging as I needed to lose 30lbs and get back in shape. It took me 12 months to prepare, get fit and ready to take on this Kilimanjaro challenge. A friend of mine […]

Trekking in the Everest region

I made 2016 the year to trek into the Everest region. After watching Ian video’s on You Tube and then speaking with him at length, I was sure I was with the right people. Ian’s information, training advice and enthusiasm motivated me to achieve my goal of seeing Everest and trekking in this wonderful region. […]

Solar charging for adventure trekking and mountaineering

Solar charging for adventure trekking and mountaineering. If you are joining a trekking or mountaineering expedition around the world at some point having a solar charger will make sense. You can even use it at home, traveling or in the car. Check out Core Third for their excellent tried and tested equipment. All their solar gear […]

Muscle Memory for Trekking and mountaineering

Muscle Memory for Trekking and mountaineering is all about excellent conditioned muscles over a long period of time. It is so important for trekking, climbing, mountaineering and multi-day adventures. If you think about the theory that ten thousand hours is needed in a given activity to be considered an expert. Then the same theory should […]

What Vaccinations do I need for my Kilimanjaro climb

What Vaccinations do I need for my Kilimanjaro climb. You need to consult your doctor first to make sure you should be joining a team to climb Kilimanjaro. You need to be fit, strong and in good physical shape. If you are concerned about your health and fitness you need to speak with your doctor. […]

HARDER, BETTER, FASTER, STRONGER MY TRAINING TO THE SUMMIT

Many people asked me how to train for the Himalayas but it’s hard to answer. I don’t want to say what you need to do; I can only say what my training is like as it works for me. Last year I was preparing for Island Peak and soon will be off to climb Mera […]

Why hydration is critical at high altitude

WATER, next to oxygen, is the most important substance that our body needs. Water makes up 60% of our body weight, and blood is normally about 94 percent water when the body is fully hydrated. Now I am pretty sure that this is no surprise to any of you out there, but I can’t tell […]

How hard is it to climb Mt. Elbrus

How hard is it to climb Mt. Elbrus ? Let’s have a look. If you decide to climb Mt. Elbrus you need to think about a range of different things. I have been lucky enough to climb Everest to the top and Mt. Elbrus 5 times to date. I have extensive experience climbing Mt. Elbrus and […]

How hard will it be to climb Kilimanjaro in Tanzania

How hard will it be to climb Kilimanjaro in Tanzania? Let’s have a look. If you decide to climb Kilimanjaro you need to think about a range of different things. I have been lucky enough to climb Everest to the top and Kilimanjaro 23 times to date. I have extensive experience climbing Kilimanjaro and happy […]

Mt. Kenya Climbs

Mt. Kenya Climbs should be conducted over 7 days. Acclimatization is key to success and you need to make sure you pick the right itinerary for you. Kenya is simply one of the best countries to visit,  when it comes to scenery, wildlife and cultural experience. It is often referred to as “Land of Contrasts.” Mt. Kenya […]

Day 9: Trekking into Everest Base Camp

On day 9 of our Everest base camp trek you make the journey from Lobuche to Gorak Shep and then continue into Everest base camp. Check out our daily distances and the time it takes to make this journey to base camp. As you can see in this video the terrain is uneven, up and […]

Trekking: How should you be training

It is important to seek out accurate information about the trail, distances, terrain, elevation of each days hike you will be hiking on. What type of acclimatization schedule will you be undertaking? Is the trek at high or extreme altitude? How many days will you be hiking? is the trail gradual? Will you be hiking […]

Our Inca Trail Itinerary to Machu Picchu

The Inca trail trek to Machu Picchu is a truly amazing, educational, challenging and must have experience in your life time. Our 4 day trek on the traditional Inca trail covers 26 miles over 4 days. We cross over 3 passes with the highest at 4,215m/ 13,828 feet. Cusco sits at 3,400m/ 11,152 feet and […]

Our June 2016 Newsletter

CLIMB KILIMANJARO.……….. TREK TO EVEREST BASE CAMP View this email in your browser Watch our Everest BC video’s HERE.…. We have been busy with 6 recent treks to Everest and 100% success on our last 7 climbs on Kilimanjaro. We now selling out on our 2017 trek around the world. We opened our FIRST SCHOOL in […]

Dying to Conquer Everest

Dying to conquer Everest Why more people will die due to a lack of understanding about the dangers of high altitude as they bid to reach the top of the world We have just witnessed another deadly week in the most deadly of environments. The discovery of the bodies of two Indian climbers high on […]

Everyone is talking about death high on Mount Everest

Everyone is talking about death high on Mount Everest.  Why are people dying on the mountain? There are 100 things that can kill you climbing Everest. If people are not taking responsibility, coming with the right experience, understanding of how they personally adapt to the lack of oxygen from previous 8,000m peaks. Of course people […]

8 years on from my Everest summit

8 years on from my Everest summit. On the 23rd May 2008 I was lucky enough to stand on the top of Mt. Everest. I had a one year goal to climb 4 mountains on 4 continents in 1 year to raise $100,000 to build the Mt. Everest Primary school in Kitandwe, Uganda with Irish […]