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2019 TAPS Team Power around Humantay Peak

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2019 TAPS Team Adjusting to Higher Altitudes in the Salkantay Valley

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2019 TAPS Team Heads into the Mountains!

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2019 TAPS Team Tours Sacred Valley

Hola Everyone, We had another great day today touring outside of Cusco in the Sacred Valley, so called because of the fertile soil that is found in this area. We visited the Pisac archeological site and saw how the Incas … Continue reading

2019 TAPS Machu Picchu Expedition Begins

Greetings from Cusco! The 2019 TAPS Machu Picchu Expedition is off to a great start. In spite of a number of flight delays, the Team did all eventually arrive and we took advantage of the great weather to enjoy Plaza … Continue reading

Peru Salkantay Trek 2018 Begins!

Our team arrived in Cusco yesterday and all gathered for a fine 3 course lunch at the El Mercado hotel. Many of the trekkers are long time friends and others have done many trips with Alpine Ascents already. It is … Continue reading

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 […]

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  • Not on the Gear List, But in our Backpacks

    Off-List Must-Haves Gear lists are honed utilitarian tools for packing for a trip. Our gear lists represent years of carefully considering only and exactly what is needed for a given climb. You might wonder: are there things worth bringing into the mountains not on our gear lists? Absolutely! Loaded Smartphone (the Electronic Multi-Tool) A smartphone […]

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    Wash Down Gear When It Gets Dirty

    Cleaning Down Gear: What’s The Real Deal? Today’s down can be chemically treated so it is hydrophobic, and is available in super-powered 900 or 1000+ fill-power. These fancy, lightweight, and expensive items naturally give us pause at the laundry room door. We automatically know not to treat our down gear like a cotton t-shirt. So what’s […]

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    The Pee Bottle and Pee Funnel

    The Flats, Ingraham Glacier, Mount Rainier – 10:00 p.m. It’s the night before your summit push, and you’re lying in your tent wide awake. Your tentmate is fast asleep next to you. Adrenaline and nervous energy made it difficult for you both to settle down after dinner, especially since the Pacific Northwest sun was still […]

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