Top 10 Things to do while you are in Kathmandu

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I have been coming to Kathmandu since the early 2000’s. I have climbed Everest and led over 35 treks to Everest Base Camp and climbed Island peak over 16 times. I have led treks in the Annapurna region and around the western Himalaya.  Nepal has so much to offer and love visiting Pokhara and surrounding […]

5 things you must do in Namche Bazaar

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If you are signed up to an Ian Taylor Trekking trip in the Everest region we have 3 nights in Namche 3,440m/ 11,286 feet. Namche Bazaar is the Sherpa Capital.  Spending more time at this elevation gives optimum acclimatization and you can adjust better to the lack of oxygen for moving higher towards Mount Everest. […]

Sickness plagues the Everest region in April 2019

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I have been coming to Nepal for years and I have never seen so much sickness, helicopter rescues, coughing and under prepared people as I have seen this season. Physical strength, endurance walking long distances with weight is critical not only for a safe and successful trek to Everest. This preparation is essential for your […]

5 reasons to pick the 5 day classic trek to Machu Picchu

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Since arriving in Peru for the first time in 2005, I have been intrigued by the Incan culture and how they viewed the world around them. Peru has a rich culture, unique mountain viewing, eco systems and diverse history that leaves you in wonder at how people lived in the world of the Incas. Everything […]

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 […]

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 […]

On the way to Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro 50 times

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On the way to Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro 50 times. I usually climb Kilimanjaro 3 or 4 times a year and really want to highlight the work of Fields of Life. I have had long standing relationship with Fields of Life and they do amazing work across East Africa. On the way to Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro […]

Lessons learned from climbing Mount Kilimanjaro 30 times

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Lessons learned from climbing Mount Kilimanjaro 30 times.  I have been climbing on Kilimanjaro for over a decade and have seen one thing change and continue to get worse. More and more people are cutting corners and trying to get up and down in less time. Taking serious risks with their safety and the safety of […]

My amazing trek on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

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My amazing trek on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. I have climbed Kilimanjaro, Toubkal and trekking to Annapurna base camp with Ian Taylor Trekking but the classic 5 day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu was the best of them all. My amazing trek on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu I can see why […]

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Diary

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Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Diary. David Clarke, founder of DBS, recently went trekking to Annapurna Base Camp to raise £3500 for Cancer Research UK. It’s still not too late to DONATE via Just Giving. We hope you enjoy reading David’s journal… Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Diary Friday May 18 May: Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Diary I left […]