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The Cordillera Blanca, a Trekking Paradise

The Cordillera Blanca, a Trekking Paradise | Trekking | Scoop.it

"Located in the Ancash region of northern Peru, the Cordillera Blanca is the second highest mountain range in the world after the Himalayas. In fact, it includes at least 16 peaks that tower above 6000 meters (19,685 ft). Resting at their base are pristine lakes and rivers; luscious green valleys surround the magnificent snow-covered peaks. The landscapes are simply breathtaking. It should come as no surprise that the Cordillera is one of the prime spots for hiking, trekking and climbing in South America. For outdoor enthusiasts traveling to Peru, a visit to the Cordillera Blanca is certainly a must!"

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Another Climbing Season in Patagonia

Another Climbing Season in Patagonia | Trekking | Scoop.it

By Colin Haley

"Every November, I convene with Ole, some other Norwegian alpinists, and all the other Patagoniacs in El Chalten, Argentina, for another dose of pretty much the most technical, most fantastic, most intense and most fun alpine climbing on the planet – Patagonia's Chalten Massif."

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Learning the Hard Way: Backpacking Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness

Learning the Hard Way: Backpacking Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness | Trekking | Scoop.it
Just as I reach the 9,572-foot summit of Eagle Cap, the first thunderclaps boom so close that I feel them in my ribs.
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Why solo adventures in nature make you stronger

Why solo adventures in nature make you stronger | Trekking | Scoop.it

"Whereas being alone in the city is a refuge, being alone in nature — truly alone, with no other person, no cell phone (okay, you can have a cell phone…) — is entirely different. You’re not recovering from overstimulation and mixing your life with thousands of others, but instead receding to the margins with a view of just one life (that would be yours)."

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How to trek to Everest Base Camp

How to trek to Everest Base Camp | Trekking | Scoop.it

"Mount Everest has captivated intrepid men and women since the 1920s. The exploits of legends such as George Mallory, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay put the mighty mountain on the map; thousands have followed, making huge sacrifices – many with their lives – in their own attempts to the summit. But today, the trek to Everest Base Camp has become an achievable goal for people from all walks of life who want a glimpse of the world’s highest peak."

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French Valley, Torres del Paine National Park

French Valley, Torres del Paine National Park | Trekking | Scoop.it

"This you will see if you are trekking in the French valley, in Torres del Paine national park !"

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Hiking the Trails of Kodachrome Basin State Park in Utah

Hiking the Trails of Kodachrome Basin State Park in Utah | Trekking | Scoop.it
Kodachrome Basin State Park, located 30 mins. from Bryce Canyon offers a choice of 5 hikes. Enjoy grand scenery - multi-hued sandstone formations & rock spires.
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Nepal - The Top 5 Trekking Destinations

Nepal - The Top 5 Trekking Destinations | Trekking | Scoop.it

"Definitely it would be harder to pick the best, out of all the highest peaks for the highest achievements of trekking in Nepal so we have selected/picked some of the destinations as an option for you so you can have a good choice of trekking at the grand Himalayan valleys."

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Trekking Mt. Kinabalu in One Day

Trekking Mt. Kinabalu in One Day | Trekking | Scoop.it

"Just the sight of Mt. Kinabalu is inspiring, though catching a glimpse can be difficult since the rocky peaks are often obscured by clouds throughout the day. We were lucky enough to see some clear views on our way down to Sukau, and that was enough to get us excited for the climb ahead."

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Hiking in Skye

Hiking in Skye | Trekking | Scoop.it
There are two secrets to happy hiking in Scotland: waterproof clothing and lots of time. Show up in the Highlands with a plan to reach such-and-such peak on such-and-such day, and Scotland will laugh in your face and spit rain at you.
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Lassen National Park Attractions: Hikes, Lakes, Caves and Geothermal Areas

Lassen National Park Attractions: Hikes, Lakes, Caves and Geothermal Areas | Trekking | Scoop.it

"One of California’s most under utilized National Parks, due mainly to its location in Northern California, is also one of its most beautiful. This park has everything from subway caves and volcanic summits to geothermal areas and waterfalls. It is a must visit in California and here is a collection of the things you will see when you visit, based on entering from the southern entrance."

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Perito Moreno, Glacier Trekking in Patagonia

Perito Moreno, Glacier Trekking in Patagonia | Trekking | Scoop.it

"There are different ways to explore the Perito Moreno glacier, but I am dead set on doing the long ice trek. It turns out that there’s only one operator that offers this sort of trip; so there’s no room for choosing or bargaining, they have a monopoly on this one. The price of the tour covers transport, guides, and gear."

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A Walk in the Winds: Hiking a One-Day, 27-Mile Traverse of Wyoming’s Wind River Range

A Walk in the Winds: Hiking a One-Day, 27-Mile Traverse of Wyoming’s Wind River Range | Trekking | Scoop.it

"With a cumulative elevation gain of about 4,500 feet, this alpine traverse will have us above 11,000 feet for many hours today, drinking up expansive vistas of soaring granite cliffs and peaks rising above 12,000 feet on the Continental Divide."

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Trekking the Huemul circuit in El Chalten, Argentina part 1 (video)

Trekking the Huemul circuit in El Chalten, Argentina part 1 (video) | Trekking | Scoop.it

By Steve Hänisch


"El Chaltén is the trekking capital of Argentina and I spent more than 2 weeks there to do exactly that: hiking. The Huemul circuit in El Chaltén is a lesser known route for experienced hikers and absolutely worth the efforts as you are able to experience real adventures and see massive ice fields and panoramic views that will blow your mind!"

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Trekking in the Northern Territory, Australia

Trekking in the Northern Territory, Australia | Trekking | Scoop.it

"Trekking through the outback of the Northern Territory in Australia it’s easy to understand why the indigenous people enjoyed going on “walkabout” so much. There’s plenty to appreciate, a stark, but beautiful landscape, where long, mountain ranges rise from the plains like waves on an ocean."

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Patagonian Classic: Trekking Torres del Paine

Patagonian Classic: Trekking Torres del Paine | Trekking | Scoop.it

"We march upward through innumerable switchbacks on the steep and dusty last mile of trail to the Torres del Paine. Small stands of Patagonia’s ubiquitous, twisted lenga trees cling to an otherwise barren mountainside of dirt and rock, earth overturned by glaciers and continually rubbed raw by the abrasive wind."

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Hiking in Indonesia: Scaling Mt. Rinjani

Hiking in Indonesia: Scaling Mt. Rinjani | Trekking | Scoop.it

"Located in Lombok, Indonesia this National Park gets its name from Mount Rinjani (Gunung Rinjani) which is the third highest mountain in the country at 3,726 m."

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Favorite Hikes at Mt. Rainier and North Cascades National Parks

Favorite Hikes at Mt. Rainier and North Cascades National Parks | Trekking | Scoop.it

"It’s probably too late for wildflowers, which you’d see in abundance on all of these hikes in late July and August, but they all have killer views.

The North Cascades is one of my favorite mountain ranges."

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Sunburst Serenity

Sunburst Serenity | Trekking | Scoop.it
55km of hiking over two days left my buddy Justin and I in pretty rough shape. Nevertheless, we slowly managed to drag ourselves up the Nublet for this serene view of Sunburst Peak in Assiniboine Provincial Park.
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Tips for hiking in Yosemite

Tips for hiking in Yosemite | Trekking | Scoop.it

"Hiking through a scenic national park like Yosemite is a fantastic way to experience nature’s exquisite beauty. Between majestic mountains, clear lakes, dramatic waterfalls, and incredible views all around, Yosemite really is a national treasure. And for anyone looking to experience this active travel paradise by hiking some of the best trails, today’s guest writer, photographer Noel Morata, is here to give us some details on what to see while hiking in Yosemite."

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Basics of landscape photography

Basics of landscape photography | Trekking | Scoop.it

"ONE OF THE ULTIMATE goals of anyone traveling with a camera is to produce images that instill a “sense of place.” It can be portraits, street photography, or architecture, among other genres. But one that stands out as the boss of producing a sense of place is landscape photography — which is also one of the harder genres to grasp for many photogs, because the subject is so, well, large, and often complex."

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10 Lessons from Nature

10 Lessons from Nature | Trekking | Scoop.it

"So much of our daily life is spent inside, with the insipid, chattering preoccupations that distance us from ourselves. Nature has a way of removing distractions, of commanding our deepest attention. She always has, after all, the last say."

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The 10 Most Dangerous Hikes

The 10 Most Dangerous Hikes | Trekking | Scoop.it

"Talk to most mountaineers, trail runners, or mountain bikers, and they’ll tell you that hiking is the weak sibling of adventurous outdoor sports. A little too slow, a little too granola, not enough adrenaline. But that’s not always the case—some of the most dangerous adventures in the world involve simply putting one foot in front of the other. "

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Hiking the John Muir Trail: Going Out to Go In

Hiking the John Muir Trail: Going Out to Go In | Trekking | Scoop.it

"Drawing wild-eyed wanderers and scruffy-haired men from around the world, the 211-mile John Muir Trail has a reputation of immeasurable proportions. Making its way onto the proverbial bucket list of nearly every serious outdoorsman, it is not only a showcase of the sheer perfection that the natural world can attain but highlights some of the best wilderness in the United States."

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