Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

It's winter again in Telluride, CO! (our hometown). It's also donation day at the Telluride Ski Resort. Lift tickets are $25, and all proceeds benefit the financial assistance program of the Telluride Ski and Snowboard Club.

Whether you're on the slopes, or just sitting at home—we wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Enjoy your friends and family, then get outside and do something fun! (especially if it's for a good cause). 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Photo(s) Of The Day: Hiking Slovenia's Wild Side

Slovenia is a country with many faces. She has sun-drenched beaches along the Adriatic. Her interior beckons with castles, waterfalls and alluring villages. Her countryside warms the heart with gnome-filled forests, friendly inn keepers and rolling meadows. But Slovenia also has a wild side—she has a rugged side, with protected wilderness areas, vertiginous cliffs, and lots of mountains.

In the above photo, our Triglav Circuit hiking group follows an airy trail along the flanks of Triglav (2,864 meters), the highest mountain in Slovenia. The trail is an old World War I road that connects the village of Trenta with our home for the night, the Zasavska Koca na Prehodavcih, a dramatically situated hut with incredible views.

The Triglav summit stands less than a mile from the Zasavska hut, as the crow flies, but to climb the summit requires another five hours of hiking along the easiest route. Our group won't head to the summit on this day. Rather, they'll continue to the Dom na Komni hut, another dramatically perched refuge in the heart of Triglav National Park.

Photos by Willi Glanznig.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Bhutan in the News

It seems like there’s been a lot of Bhutan media buzz lately.

Check out this article by National Geographic. --And these inspiring photos of Bhutan

The Snowman Trek is a nice hike, but even the writers admit that it’s “quite simply the most difficult long walk on the planet.” They add, “Barely half of the people who start the Snowman end up finishing.” 

We offer a more manageable 13-day trek to the base of Jomolhari (24,035 feet). From the huge summits that form the border of Bhutan and Tibet, to the traditional Himalayan settlements that adorn the mountainsides and valleys down low, our Bhutan Chomolhari Trek delivers you to the awe-inspiring destinations of Bhutan without killing you in the process. 

Drop us a note if you’re interested in hiking through Bhutan. We’d love to help you plan a trip.