Everest Base Camp v. Annapurna Base Camp

EBC v. ABC Everest Base Camp (EBC) and Annapurna Base Camp (ABC); two of the most well know Base Camps in the world and both are in Nepal. But how do the treks compare? And which one to choose? I’m fortunate. I’ve been to both many times and neither fails to impress but for [...]

By | July 13th, 2017|Nepal, News|0 Comments

Flight Delays – The Airlines Fight Back

EU Regulation 261/2004 was introduced to establish common rules on compensation for flight cancellations and delays, etc.  The rules are quite strict so the airlines are inevitably fighting back. The Daily Telegraph reported last week (Daily Telegraph, Travel Section dated 17 Jun 2017) that airlines are now signing up to Alternative Resolution Dispute bodies [...]

By | June 25th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Why A Resilient Itinerary to Everest Base Camp is Key

Most 'standard' itineraries to Everest Base Camp (EBC) take 8 days to get there and a further 3-4 days to get back to Lukla. In an ideal scenario it's all you need - BUT the Everest region is far from ideal. Despite perceptions, getting to EBC is NOT a given. You need to know what [...]

By | April 11th, 2017|Nepal, News|0 Comments

High Altitude – Can You Train For It?

  Can you train your body to cope with high altitude (before you go)? A question we often get asked. It is not as simple a question as it may appear. And what about these 'Chambers' - can they not help to train us? This short article aims to be straightforward and non technical so [...]

By | April 3rd, 2017|Nepal, News|0 Comments

Kilimanjaro – A Killer to Those that go Cheap

Trekkers die on Kilimanjaro - it’s true. Why? Mainly altitude related issues. Just a little understanding of high altitude and Kilimanjaro (the geography of the mountain itself) may save yourself a lot of money, discomfort and potentially your own life. This is no exaggeration. Can you train for high altitude? You have to read our [...]

By | March 13th, 2017|Kilimanjaro, News|0 Comments

Morocco’s Snow and Sand

Morocco Snow and Sand - Exactly What Is It and Why Do It? What is it? - In short, it is two treks (a Toubkal ascent and a Sahara trek) moulded into a single trip experiencing an altitude change of over 12,000 feet and temperature range of over 40 deg C in a matter of [...]

By | January 5th, 2017|News, Sahara|0 Comments

Arctic Challenge – Which One?

We have two Arctic Challenges - so what’s the difference and which one’s for me? Both of our current Arctic Challenges are in Norway but in very different locations: 78 Degree North is on the Island of Spitsbergen, way up north. The Finnmark Adventure Challenge is on Norway’s mainland but still well inside the Arctic [...]

By | December 6th, 2016|Arctic, News|0 Comments

Blog Bhutan – How To Get There

Bhutan - How To Get There Being a land locked country, you can only access Bhutan by driving or by air. This assumes you have a visa (see previous blog). Driving. Bhutan has 2 formal crossing points, both on the southern border with India. Phutsholing is by far the easiest accessible in the SW of [...]

By | October 28th, 2016|Bhutan, News|0 Comments

Blog Bhutan – The Cheapest Way

Bhutan - The Cheapest Way Bhutan is certainly a unique country and how it charges for tourists to be in the country is one of those unique features. The Bhutanese Govt charge a fixed fee per person for every night you are in the country* (not per day as some think), and that fee varies [...]

By | October 28th, 2016|Bhutan, News|0 Comments

Arctic Challenges – Wind Chill

Our Arctic Challenges bring with them the problem of cold temperatures; potentially very cold temperatures. Having the right clothing and equipment is a given (you shouldn't be there without it) and the adoption of the layered clothing system is inevitable and wholly necessary to cope with the huge range of temperatures experienced between your body [...]

By | September 30th, 2016|Arctic, News|0 Comments

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