Tour du Mont Blanc Epic Video

Tour du Mount Blanc trekking season is underway in the Alps.! For those about to embark upon Alpine Europe's most celebrated hike, or considering the tour at some point, check out our short highlight video of the experience. If these views don't inspire you, what will? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUUF-FviGi0 We made GREAT memories on the TMB that …

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Mappy Hiking! New Trail Maps

We Expand the Blog With Trail Maps! Today’s subject is trail mapping apps in particular. But first, let’s digress for a bit and discuss maps in general.   Back in Brian’s days as a hiker in the White Mountains, he never left home without one of his set of excellent maps published by the Appalachian …

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BucketList: The Far Side of the World

The Most Exotic Places on the Bucket List ...And once more into the bucket we go! As promised here are landing pages for the rest of our BucketList destinations by region. Some of these are among the most exotic and far flung of our wish list! Click on the links or pictures below to see …

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Everest, Traffic Jams…and Death.

I think by now almost everyone who follows news in the outdoor world has seen this incredible photo. A queue reported by CNN to be over 300 people waits in the 'death zone' (above 8000 meters) just below the summit of Everest. Of the over two hundred climbers who have died on Everest, most have …

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Is There Still Time to Plan for the Tour Du Mont Blanc?

Want to hike the Tour du Mont Blanc -- Europe's most celebrated Alpine hike -- this summer? Well, you better get cracking...The trekking season gets under way in less than six weeks. Realistically, you probably should have started planning for it already. Sylvia and I did the complete tour in late July of 2018. But …

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Patagonia (or Bust): Staying There

Getting Ready for Patagonia Means Figuring Out Where to Stay Once we’ve reached Patagonia, the logistical challenges do not end. One might be tempted the think that you can just show up with a backpack and hike. The temptation is false; you can’t just show up and hike either the ‘W’ or the full Torres …

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