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Sacred Valley and Lares Trek: Mary and Gordon Make it to Cusco!

Hi Folks, This is Mary, Guide Operations Manager, checking in from beautiful Cusco Peru where we are getting ready to embark on the Sacred Valley and Lares tour. Along with our Director of Programs, Gordon Janow, I’ll be sharing our … Continue reading

Machu Pichu Lodge Trek (Team Muchos Piscos) arrives at Machu Picchu!

Today, our team explored Machu Picchu, one of the new 7 wonders of the world and the final destination of our trek! We got up early to catch the bus up to the Inca citadel, and found long lines of people waiting with us.  A Machu Picchu guide gave us a tour around many well […]

Machu Pichu Lodge Trek (Team Muchos Piscos) gains first view of Machu Picchu!

Hello friends and family! Today our trekking team sadly left our last lodge behind. The lodges have been amazing. Each one with a unique cultural theme, so much attention to detail and comfort while strewn throughout the mountainous Andes of Peru, we will all miss them! After an early breakfast we hiked a few thousand feet […]

Machu Pichu Lodge Trek (Team Muchos Piscos) nears their final destination through the cloud forest to Lucma lodge!

Our team enjoyed a fun night at the Colpa lodge last night celebrating Rosa Cobos birthday and learning how to make Pisco Sour’s, our namesake! Pisco, the national beverage of Peru, is made from distilling fermented grapes and was brought to Peru from Spain in the 16th century. We learned the special recipe for the […]

Machu Pichu Lodge Trek (Team Muchos Piscos) enjoys an eventful day from Wayra Lodge to Colpa Lodge!

Today our team left the comforts of Wayra Lodge and hiked 6 miles and 3,000 ft down to the Colpa Lodge that sits in the cloud forest at 9,414 ft (2,870m). Cloud forests are found on mountains from 11,000-1,500 ft. in the tropics in areas that receive a lot of rain.  Home to a huge […]

Machu Pichu Lodge Trek (Team Muchos Piscos) climbs Salcantay Pass!

Hello friends and family! Today our team  climbed up and over Salcantay Pass which rests at 15,200 ft. (4,638m)! We started at 7 am and hiked up the Rio Blanca river. At first the mountain was obscured by fog but the powerful sun burned off the clouds giving us incredible views of Salcantay Peak. It was a sustained, […]

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  • Staying Hydrated in the Backcountry

    Sometimes the harsh environment encountered in mountaineering can make even the simplest tasks difficult. Staying hydrated is a perfect example – something that is among the most banal of tasks in the lowcountry can become exceedingly complicated in a cold, snowy environment. When all available water is locked up in solid form as snow or […]

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    KNOTS AND HITCHES: THE WATER KNOT

    The following is the fifth in a series of “how-to” videos on the major knots and hitches used in the mountains. Stay tuned for more videos on knots like the bowline and ring bend, and hitches like the Klemheist and Prusik! The water knot is a simple knot used to tie two ends of webbing […]

  • Knots and Hitches: The Figure 8 Follow Through

    The following is the fifth in a series of “how-to” videos on the major knots and hitches we use in the mountains. Stay tuned for more videos on knots like the bowline, ring bend- and hitches like the Klemheist & Prusik! The Figure 8 follow through is a standard knot used for many different purposes […]

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