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Oh, the places you'll go! There is fun to be done! Somehow you'll escape all that waiting and staying. You'll find the bright faces.
Congratulations! Today is your day. You're off to Great Places!You're off and away!

This group is for the young at heart! . . .for those who want to explore, discover, learn and create. . .for those seeking thrills and spills. . .for those who just want to get away! All the things you've wanted to do. . .all the little known places and secret escapes. . .Some events are kid friendly, some are definitely NOT!. . .and don't forget Fido! He found the right spot. All are WELCOME!

So
be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray
or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O'Shea,
you're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So get on your way!

-Dr. Seuss

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Upcoming events (4+)

Trip meeting: Everest Base Camp Trek (March, 2023)

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This is a trip meeting via Zoom to go over details of the Everest Base Camp Trek led by all women guides and porters. The meeting is a chance for you to ask questions and learn more about the trek.
Learn more about the Everest Base Camp Trek led by all-women guides and porters.

MEETING DATE: August 28, 2022
TIME: 5pm PST / 8pm EST
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83244090691?pwd=YWRFaFBrekxLeFp0UVRjWFVTSmhvQT09
By attending, you will get $300 off when you book no later than October 1, 2022.

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Trip Info session: Patagonia Trek (Feb 2023)

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This is an information session on the Patagonia O Circuit Trek set for February 2023. Learn more about the trip here.

Join the virtual information session to learn more and ask questions about the trip.

When: August 30, 2022 at 5pm PST / 8pm EST
Zoom link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89417390205?pwd=NWI2NXlGdWsvblRBbk1JVWJRVVdjdz09

If you're unable to attend, feel free to send an email with your questions via [masked]. Pricing and all details will be updated on the event posting before the August 30th meeting.

Kilimanjaro NEW YEAR Climb with Women guides and porters

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Kilimanjaro is one of the 7 Summits - and the highest peak in Africa. It's completely non-technical but what makes it challenging is the altitude. More than anything, a climb up the peak of Kilimanjaro is a mental game.

As part of the mission of Equity Global Treks, we are organizing a Kilimanjaro trek to elevate the roles of women as porters and guides.
This is A JOIN-IN, FIXED DEPARTURE, CO-ED trek led by female guides and a co-ed expedition staff. We will have a mix of male and female guides and porters as part of our mission to create inclusion and equity in the industry via the non-profit human rights organization, The Porter Voice Collective (https://theportervoicecollective.org/).

This climb is to celebrate the new year, 2023!

TRIP DATE: DECEMBER 30, 2022 to JANUARY 9, 2023

ITINERARY
DAY 1 - ARRIVAL AT KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

DAY 2 - VISIT TO PORTERS' COMMUNITY

Today, we meet some of our porters and visit an actual community to learn more about their families and community. We encourage full immersion and interaction between our clients and the trekking team as a way to educate travelers about the realities of working as a porter and how you can be an ally in improving the current industry practices on the trails. Take this as an opportunity to become a more responsible tourist. In the afternoon, we do gear preparation.

DAY 3 - MOSHI (915 m/3,000 ft) to LONDROSSI GATE (2,250 m/7,380 ft) to LEMOSHO GLADES (2,000 m/6,560 ft) to MTI MKUBWA CAMP (2,750 m/9,948 ft)

DAY 4 - MTI MKUBWA CAMP (2,750 m/9,498 ft) to SHIRA CAMP 1 (3,500 m/11,485 ft)

DAY 5 - SHIRA 1 CAMP to MOIR CAMP (13,800 ft. / 4,205m)

DAY 6 - MOIR CAMP to LAVA TOWER (15,190 ft. / 4630 m) to BARRANCO CAMP (13,044 ft./ 3,975m)

DAY 7 - BARRANCO CAMP to KARANGA CAMP (13,106 ft./ 3,995m)

DAY 8 - KARANGA CAMP to BARAFU CAMP (15,331 ft./ 4,673m)

DAY 9 - BARAFU CAMP to UHURU PEAK (19,341 ft./ 4,750m)

DAY 10 - MWEKA CAMP ~ MWEKA GATE (6,000 ft. /1,830m)

DAY 11 - FLY HOME

TREK STYLE
This is a STRENUOUS trek. Recent hiking and/or backpacking experience is highly recommended. You will need to prepare in terms of cardio workout and consult with your doctor prior to joining the trip given the high altitude reaching up to almost 6000 meters / 20,000 feet.

2021 PRICING
$3375 per person
Group size: 1-8 PAX
DEPOSIT: $840

A non-refundable deposit is required to book. Balance is due 45 days prior to the departure date. Single supplement: $150 for 3 nights Hotel stay in Moshi. For our join-in group departures, as a precaution against COVID-19, solo travelers will be provided with a solo tent. For solo hotel stay, a single supplement fee applies. Private tours with your date of choosing are available upon request. Send us an email via [masked].

TO LEARN MORE & BOOK YOUR SPOT, GO TO THIS LINK: https://www.browngaltrekker.com/egttanzania/kilimanjaro-climb-via-lemosho-route

INCLUSIONS

Portable toilet tent.
3 Nights Hotel accommodations in Moshi.
Transportation to and from your selected route.
Transfer from Airport/Bus station in Moshi on arrival and return to airport/Bus station after climb.
Quality, Waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tent.
Quality Mess tents with table and chairs.
Certified, experienced, English speaking mountain guides.
All Tanzanian National Park Fees.
Government Climbing Taxes.
Climbing permits.
All hot Meals prepared by our cook while on Mountain.
Guides, Porters and Cook Salaries.
Fair and ethical treatment of Porters.
Enough porters to carry your luggage
Safety Equipment: Emergency Oxygen and Pulse Ox meter
Hot drinks at every meal.
Water provided on climb, mineral water for the first day and boiled water every day.
Emergency rescue fees
Personal Summit Certificate signed by the National Park and your Guide

I will be scheduling a Zoom meeting to discuss the trek with those interested. Make sure to RSVP.

Trek Patagonia Circuit in Torres del Paine

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The O Circuit Route of Chile's Patagonia is a must do for avid trekkers. There are options in terms of completing this route - via camping, hut reservations, cooking your own meals, or eating meals at the huts. This is a guided trek that gives you the added benefit of learning about the flora and fauna of Patagonia from a local, licensed guide. The trip is run through the social enterprise, Equity Global Treks, which focuses on Workforce & Gender Equity; hence, to the extent possible we employ female guides to lead the trips. The trek is open to all genders.

You can read more about this trek - It Was My Second Time on Patagonia's O Circuit But It Won't Be My Last.

TRIP DATES: February 18 - 27, 2023

The 10-day / 9 night trek starts in the town of Puerto Natales.

DAY 1: Arrive in Puerto Natales; briefing in the evening.
DAY 2: Entry to Patagonia with our first day of trekking. Overnight in Seron. Distance & time: 13 kms/8 miles. 4 hours.
DAY 3: Second day of trekking. Overnight in Dickson.
Distance & time: 18 kms/11 miles. 6 hours.
DAY 4: Third day of trekking: Overnight in Los Perros.
Distance & time: 11 kms/7 miles. 4.5 hours.
DAY 5: Fourth day of trekking. Overnight in Grey.
Distance & time: 22 kms/14 miles. 11 hours. Garner Pass crossing.
DAY 6: Fifth day of trekking. Overnight in Paine Grande.
Distance & time: 11 kms/7 miles. 3.5 hours.
DAY 7: Sixth day of trekking. Overnight in Frances.
Distance & time: 13 kms /8 miles. 7 hours.
To Italiano campsite - 5 kms/3 miles (2 hours)
To French Valley - 3 kms/2 miles (2.5 hours)
To Frances- 4 kms/2.5 miles (2.5 hours)
DAY 8: Seventh day of trekking. Overnight in Torre Central.
Distance & time: 12 kms/7 miles. 4.5 hours.
DAY 9: Eight day of trekking. We hike to the base of the "Towers." Overnight in Puerto Natales.
Distance & time: 22 kms /14 miles. 8 hours.
DAY 10: Fly back to Santiago via Punta Arenas.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY - Depending on whether you opt for carrying a full pack or just a day pack, the difficulty can be moderate to strenuous. Either way, you must be physically fit and have recent hiking/backpacking experience.

TREK PRICE: TBD

Group size: Minimum of 4 people (Less is possible but the pricing will be significantly more expensive).

Inclusions
Two-night stay at a hotel in Puerto Natales
Bus/land transport from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine National Park
Camping/hut fees
All necessary trekking permits.
Meals at huts (if you are opting for this)
Guides

Optional:
Porter service - if you wish to hire someone to carry your things to lighten your load.

HOW TO BOOK: You will need to complete an application form and send in a deposit to cover initial expenses.

VISA & COUNTRY REQUIREMENTS: You are responsible for securing your own visa, necessary vaccines, and any adhering to COVID 19 entry requirements.

TRIP MEETING: RSVP yes to get notice of the upcoming trip meeting to be scheduled in August/September.

Questions? Email me at [masked]

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Mongolia's Nomadic Culture Camp (June, 2022)

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