Thursday, December 31, 2015

New Bhutan Dates





We have new dates for our Bhutan Chomolhari Trek Hiking Tour. The new dates are:
October 6-17, 2016.

Check out our video (above) of Bhutan's famous Tiger's Nest temple, day 2 of the hiking tour.

What is a typical day like?

5:00 am—Sunrise. 
6:00 am—Tea of Coffee provided by the cooks in each individual tent. 
6:30 am—Warm water available for washing. 
7:00 am—Breakfast, cooked by our friendly sherpas. 
7:30 am—Break camp. 
8:00 am—Begin trek stage. Visit must-see attractions like the Tiger's Nest, and hike to an elevation over 16,000 feet above sea level! 
12:00 pm—Lunch with awesome views. 
2:00-3:00 pm—Arrive in camp. 
3:00 pm—Afternoon tea. Relax. 
4:30 pm—Soup offered. 
7:00 pm—Dinner, followed by campfire stories and the awesome tranquility of a night spent in the Himalayan Mountains. 

You can read the full hiking tour itinerary by clicking here

Please contact us to put your name on the guest list for Bhutan 2016. 

Happy New Year!

Friday, December 11, 2015

RW Merchandise for Sale!



More great gifts! 

Our new microfleece jackets by Mammut with embroidered Ryder-Walker logo are oh-so-comfy. Our trip leaders wear these jackets everywhere! They're also the perfect 3-in-one jacket.
  • On the trail, they offer great mid layer insulation. (This is the layer above your hiking shirt, but below your rain jacket/shell.)
  • They're perfect as a stand-alone jacket for those days when the weather is a little chilly but you don't need something completely wind or waterproof.
  • These fleece jackets are really cozy when lounging around a mountain hut after a day on the trail.
Whether you're relaxing in front of the fire, or out on the trail, you'll love your Mammut microfleece!

Looking for a stocking stuffer? We also have Ryder-Walker baseball caps and hot/cold insulated to-go mugs too!

Yadkin Mens' Jacket

Color: Black
Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL
Price: $100
Includes Shipping and Handling

Yampa Women's Jacket

Color: Black
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
Price: $100
Includes Shipping and Handling

Ryder-Walker Adventure Cap

The light-weight Ryder-Walker adventure cap is ideal for hiking, walking, golf, running and most outdoor sports. The high-teck “Breeze” Lite performance fabric by Pacific Headwear keeps you dry and cool. Adjustable velcro back makes it virtually fit everyone.
Color: Graphite
Price: $20
Includes Shipping and Handling

Ryder-Walker Hot/Cold Insulated To-Go Mug

Our to-go mug with Café Cap is the perfect companion to keep your drink hot up to 6 hours, or iced for 24 hours. The 12oz, wide opening Klean Kanteen mug has a durable, double-wall construction, all-stainless interior that does not retain flavors and is super easy to clean.
Color: Black
Price: $30
Includes Shipping and Handling

We don't earn a penny! We're donating all the proceeds from the sale of these items to 350.org a grassroots movement devoted to the preservation of a livable planet. 

Please give us a call or send an email to place an order. 

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

For Sale: Limited Edition Paintings of Our Favorite Hikes in Europe



These would make awesome gifts!!! Ryder-Walker commissioned award-winning artist Wayne McKenzie to paint three of our favorite hikes in Europe, the Val Ferret (Tour du Mont Blanc), the Val Travenanzes (Italian Dolomites Trek), and the Val Bregaglia (Engadine Trek).

We’re selling the original paintings for $2500 each, and limited edition professional gallery wraps for $450 a piece including taxes, shipping and handling.

The gallery wraps are professionally photographed versions of the originals, printed on high-grade photo satin canvas, framed in a wrap style and protected with a UV fine-art satin finish. The finished art also comes with a hanging wire and is ready to be displayed. Note: We only have 10 wraps available for each painting. These won’t last forever!

The above painting is of the Val Bregaglia, day 7 of our Engadine Trek. The image is from a meadow just north of Soglio, Switzerland and features the mighty Sciora group of peaks along with the Piz Cengalo and the magnificent Piz Badile. Original painting with frame—$2500.


This painting shows the stunning Italian Val Ferret beneath the Brenva face of Mont Blanc, day 6 of our Tour du Mont Blanc. In our opinion, the Brenva is the most spectacular side of Mont Blanc. Original painting with frame—$2500.


Here is the top of the Val Travenanzes, an absolutely wild and striking valley in the Italian Dolomites. Past guests will recognize this as the hike between the villages of Corvara and Cortina on our Italian Dolomites Trek. Original painting with frame—$2500.

Spotlight on Wayne McKenzie

Australian native Wayne McKenzie is a long-time friend to the Ryder-Walker family and an award winning plein air painter. His works are a visual journey into the landscapes he creates. His paintings hang in private collections throughout North America, Europe and Australasia. Along with his countless awards and Best of Shows in many national competitions, Wayne’s work has appeared in various publications in the United States including being honored as a feature artist in the hardcover book Best of Artists-Oil-Global edition by Kennedy Publishing. You can see more of Wayne's work at his website: http://www.waynemckenzieart.com/

Please contact our office to order one of these limited edition pieces.