Kilimanjaro: Grom & Team Ascent the Shira Plateau

The team hiked for about four hours before reaching out next camp that sits on Shira plateau, which is an ancient lava flow.

Four Days in Interlaken and the Swiss Alps

While we ended up spending a number of days in Switzerland’s cities, we wanted to spend plenty of time soaking in Switzerland’s nature, specifically the Swiss Alps and the Berner Obereland region. To do so we spent four nights in Interlaken, giving us four-and-a-half days in the Swiss Alps. We used Interlaken as a jumping off point for a number of day-trips to places like Thun, Jungfraujoch, Lake Spiez, Lauterbrunnen, and Gimmelwald. The Swiss AlpsJungfraujochJungfrau is one of Switzerland’s famous mountain peaks, at 13,642 feet, in the Bernese Alps, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 1912, construction was …

Kilimanjaro: Grom & Team Visit Ngorongoro Crater and Maasai Village

Today we visited Ngorongoro Crater, considered by some to be the eighth wonder of the world.

What to Do With a Long Layover in London

Nine-hour layover. Those words can strike dread in any traveler’s heart. Unless that is, that long layover is in London. Then, all of a sudden, those words are full of opportunity. We’re not strangers to the long layover. We used a long layover to tour Munich in a day, and another long layover at the Munich airport (which included a spa visit and a brewery visit). Given the distance between Heathrow and the city of London, we didn’t get to do as much as we did with seven …

Kilimanjaro: Grom & Entire Team Reach Summit!

Today we had a wonderful albeit long day climbing to the summit of Kilimanjaro.

Denali Expedition: Haugen & Team Move to High Camp

As mountaineers, we tend to take things one day at a time. It just so happens that this was one of the best climbing days ever.

10 Amazing Things to Do in La Paz Mexico

If you think travel to Mexico is not for you, visit La Paz, Mexico. La Paz has everything that’s great about Mexico. The food is delicious, the seafood is plentiful, the culture is present, and the nature is mind-blowing. La Paz is safe and clean, and it’s a place where real people live…

Denali Expedition: Hahn & Team Move to 11,000’ Camp

We reached the corner at Kahiltna Pass in just over an hour’s time and left the mighty Kahiltna Glacier.

Denali Expedition: King & Team Stalled at 14K Camp

The storm broke by mid day with views of the wind blown West Buttress.

Denali Expedition: Haugen & Team Arrive at Denali Base Camp

After a phenomenal 45 minute flight over the tundra and into the Alaska Range, we landed on the snow runway that is Kahiltna Base Camp.

Denali Expedition: King & Team Back Carry and Return to 11K Camp

We had the chance to see our 2 RMI Teams who had been on the summit Friday and get some route info. The snow continued through out the night with minimal accumulation.

Alaska Seminar: Rope Skills and Laughter

After a lazy morning of hiding in tents or the cook tent from the snow and wind we had brunch.

Say Yes to Crossing the Border for a Flight from Tijuana

Living in San Diego, we have a very convenient international airport which has a pretty good flight selection. We also have LAX, which sometimes has better prices and non-stop flights that we don’t have, including flights to our neighbor to the south, Mexico. But San Diegans, and Southern Californians, have another choice — the Tijuana Airport. It may sound difficult to cross an international border to catch a flight, but, surprisingly, it is super easy with the Tijuana airport bridge, the Cross Border Xpress, and possibly faster than flying out of the San Diego airport. And, with …

Denali Expedition: Walter & Team Visit the Edge of the World

Last night was chilly once again, but today the sun is out in full and has warmed us up