Tag: Bhutan

Bhutan Trek Team in Good Spirits After a Long Day

First day trekking in Bhutan

Hello Everyone, It was a great first day trekking, with perfect weather and entering into Jigme Dorji National Park. Towards the end of the 10 mile hike we were next to the Pa Chhu (Paro River) where our campsite is … Continue reading

Tiger’s Nest and Paro Town

Hello Everyone, It was a great first full day here in the Kingdom of Bhutan. After breakfast we headed out towards the Tiger’s Nest Monastery just a short drive away. And then we started the hike up to the Monastery … Continue reading

Bhutan Trek 2017 begins!

Hello Everyone, Everyone always talks about how magical and beautiful Bhutan is, but it’s hard to really understand what people are talking about until you step off that plane, walk across the tarmac looking out into the mountains and the … Continue reading

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  • Denali: A Photo Essay

    by Brooke Warren Denali “The High One” is the third highest of the seven summits, right behind Everest and Aconcagua, at 20,310 feet. It is an “ultra-prominent” peak with soaring vertical relief of 18,000 feet, greater even than Mount Everest (a mere 12,000′ of vertical relief) when measured from its 2,000-foot lowlands to its lofty […]

  • Top-10 Gear Misconceptions

    Misconceptions about climbing gear can leave you wandering in the woods. In this article, we’ll look at the top-10 most common gear-related misconceptions for those newer to mountaineering, and offer some quick comments in answer. This piece was originally published in 2017, but it’s proved so helpful that we pulled it from the archives and […]

  • Improving Body Composition for Mountaineering

    by Maria Faires, RD Strength-to-weight ratio is an important key performance indicator for the mountain climbing athlete. Have you ever tried to hike up a steep trail with a heavy backpack?  The more you carry, the harder the effort. Weight matters.   A mountaineer’s performance will be enhanced by being as close to their ideal body […]

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