How should you be training to climb Aconcagua

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First things first, DO NOT show up on one of trips without fully preparing. If you show up unprepared you put our set up, staff and yourself and team at risk. Having an excellent level of fitness prior to departing on an expedition will give you the best chance of achieving your aim and enjoying […]

The call of Everest and trekking to Everest Base Camp

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My journey to Everest started many years ago when a family friend made an attempt the summit. I remember hearing the stories of Everest and had a picture of Everest on the wall of my bedroom for years.  The idea of Everest and just thinking about standing on the highest point on the planet, conjures […]

What should you be packing for your Kilimanjaro climb

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If you are signing up to one of our Kilimanjaro climbs we will send you our 45 page trip dossier with important information to help you fully prepare and be safe and successful on your Kilimanjaro climb. We will send you an itemized kit list on signing up. This exhaustive list does not have to […]

My experience climbing Mera and Island peaks

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This was my experience climbing Mera and Island peaks.  First of all I want to say I have trekked and climbed with many companies and Ian Taylor Trekking were by far the best. The acclimatization, quality of the climbing Sherpa’s, western guide and over all support before and during the trip was first class. Failure […]

Important information about Inca Trail Permits

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There are hundreds of Inca Trails across the Inca Empire. The famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is part of the Machu Picchu National park system.  This trail is and region are protected and managed by the Peru National Institute of Natural Resources. You need a permit to trek in this region! This comes with good […]

Climbing Kilimanjaro in January and February

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I have just returned from climbing Kilimanjaro for the 31st time. I am still amazed by the lack of physical training some people are applying to their training and preparation. Not sure how we can communicate this better. Trust me it is critical for safety and success. The lack of physical conditioning, leg strength and endurance […]

The Best Acclimatization for Climbing Kilimanjaro

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The Best Acclimatization for Climbing Kilimanjaro is very simple. Take more time. I know it costs more each day to stay on the hill, but trust me it makes all the difference. More acclimatization, means better safety. You are not pushing the limit. The additional times gives you an easier ride to the summit and […]

What is the most Beautiful route up Mount Kilimanjaro

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The most Beautiful route up Mount Kilimanjaro is the Lemosho route. I have been lucky enough to climb Kilimanjaro on all routes over the past 17 years over 30 times. I have climbed Kilimanjaro in 5 days, 6 days, 7 days and 8 days. 5 or 6 days is a poor idea. What makes the […]

Kanchenjunga Circuit trekking report

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Kanchenjunga Circuit trekking report. Ka…BOOM!… ka BOOM, BOOM …BOOM! I woke with a start, “what the…” My heart seemed as if it was desperately trying to beat it way out of my chest. My fight or flight reaction was ramped up to full speed, instantly, but I couldn’t quite yet process what was happening. Kanchenjunga […]

My November Trek to Everest Base Camp

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My November Trek to Everest Base Camp. Every morning the helicopters would fly into the Solukumbhu region to rescue trekkers/climbers who needed medical care and we would all stop and watch them. We were all wondering whether our own trek would end that way. I am starting my review from a medical perspective as it […]