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Kick off your New Year with a Trip to Kilimanjaro

Monday, December 27th, 2010

We still have room on our February 2011 trip to the roof top of Africa—Kilimanjaro– via the Lemosho Traverse. This route is the ultimate way to experience Kilimanjaro as it slowly traverses across the mountain’s diverse ecosystems and takes you to its rarely visited places. You will hike through an old growth forest, along a remote plateau, below the northern ice fields, inside the crater and finally, up to the summit. This unique route includes an awesome night camping in the crater at 18,700ft/5700m. For more information on this and other Kilimanjaro trips click here.

To make your trip an even greater adventure, add a safari to your itinerary. We have 3 day, 6 day and custom safari options available. Click here for details.

Dates for the Lemosho Route: (Some dates are flexible, contact our office for details.)

  • February 13-26, 2011
  • June 24-July 6, 2011
  • July 8 – 21, 2011
  • August 5-18, 2011
  • September 2 -15, 2011
  • December 23, 2011-January 05, 2012

Please refer to the Kilimanjaro Dates & Prices page for more information.

Another Success for the Gellert Siblings!

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

John and Kate Gellert have successfully returned from the summit of Mount Vinson, Antarctica’s highest point. Not wind, nor snow, not low visibility, nor cold temperatures could stop this team from reaching their Antarctic goal. After bad weather kept them in their tents at Vinson high camp (12,400ft/3,700m) for 5 days and 6 nights, the Gellerts finally departed for the highest point on the Antarctic continent. On December 8, at 8:06pm local time, the team triumphantly stood atop the summit of Mount Vinson at 16,067ft/4,897m.

Congratulations to John and Kate! Their patience, positivity, and good senses of humor made the trip one to remember. The Berg Adventures crew would like to give a big thanks to John, Kate, assistant guide Pachi, all the friends they made at high camp, the ALE staff, and everyone else who helped them make this trip a success.

Cozy in the tent

On the summit

Read more about the Gellerts’ adventure and past Vinson expeditions in our dispatches.

Find more information about our Mount Vinson expedition here.

NEW TRIP: Visit the Jungles of Ecuador with Berg Adventures

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Join Berg Adventures for a week long adventure in Ecuador! Experience the bustling city of Quito, the quiet countryside of Otavalo, and finally, the lush rainforest of Yasuni National Park. Sit back and relax as we take you to some of our favorite places around the Andean highlands and then transport you to a beautiful eco-lodge in the heart of the lush rainforest. Here are a few of the highlights from this exciting journey:

  • Experience the remarkable capital city of Quito and visit the colorful Otavalo market
  • Hike, bike or ride a horse in the Andean highlands and visit the Guinea Pig Lake
  • Fly over the Andes from Quito to Coca where we catch a boat that will take us to the jungle
  • Cruise down the Napo River in a traditional dug-out canoe — no motors allowed
  • Visit a Quichua village and learn about life in the remote jungle
  • Take in the sights, sounds and smells of the Amazon
  • Encounter a wide variety of birds including parrots, toucans, macaws and “stinky turkeys”
  • See countless animals along the way including monkeys, sloths and alligators

This trip is a perfect add-on for any one of our South American trips, and it is also great on its own. People of all ages and all levels of fitness are welcome to join us. Contact our office or visit our website for more information.

Check out Wally and Leila’s trip to the Amazon in 2008.