Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Read Our New 2015 Catalog Online



Our new 2015 hiking tour catalog hits mailboxes this week!  Can't wait for the mail carrier?  No problem. You can also view our 2015 catalog onlinehttp://ryderwalker.com/catalog_2015/

Flip through like a magazine. Zoom in. Print out a copy or download a pdf if you like.

Note: This catalog is bigger and better than ever before. You'll find award winning trips, insightful tips, feature stories and more.  A taste of what's inside:

Peter Walker talks about Ryder-Walker's green initiatives and our new solar installation on page four. 

Eileen Burns, RW's managing director, interviews head guide Ken Fuhrer and explores his nearly 20 years of "Swisscentric"exploration and adventure with Ryder-Walker on page five.

Ryder-Walker's trip development director, Daniel Sundqvist, explains how finding nickel at age five sparked a lifetime of high mountain discovery and trip development on page nine.

Finally, Ryder-Walker's communication director and trip leader, Chris Pranskatis "Chris P.", talks trekking poles on page 63. 

Enjoy our new catalog. Please share with your friends and, as always, let us know what you think. 

Cheers!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Climb a 14er and Support a Great Cause!



Tune into KOTO Radio (Telluride, CO) tonight at 6:20 pm mountain time to learn about the 14er ascent that we recently donated to KOTO’s fundraising campaign. What’s a “fourteener?” It’s any mountain greater than 14,000 feet above sea level, and we’re lucky enough to have a handful of them in our backyard in Telluride, Colorado.

Ryder-Walker Alpine Adventures, in conjunction with our sister company, Telluride Mountain Guides, donated a day trip to the top of a fourteener, (a $600 value). Your cost is just half-price-$300. Best of all, all the proceeds go to our community supported radio station KOTO.

Not into bagging peaks? That’s ok too. You can substitute your fourteener climb with a backcountry ski or ice climbing excursion.

Maribeth Clemente, host of KOTO’s popular Travel Fun radio program, will talk about our donation in addition to all the wonderful adventure travel companies based in Telluride (and their donations) on tonight’s show.

Tune in tonight. You can stream online http://tunein.com/radio/KOTO-917-s34580/ or listen with your old-fashioned transistor radio; 91.7 and 89.3 FM in Telluride, 89.5 FM in Norwood or 105.5 FM Down Valley. Check out koto.org for more details.

Photo: Telluride and the stunning San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado. By Ken Fuhrer.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

It's not too late to save!



We extended our pre-season offer!!!

Book a trip between now and September 30th and we'll give you this year's price. This deal applies to guidedprivate, and self guided tours. Just give us a call, or send us an email to book your trip. Do it now. Save money on your dream vacation. Yes!

Image: Terese Broderick straddling the border of Italy and Switzerland during this year's Tour du Mont Blanc