Altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), is caused by the lower concentration of oxygen present in the air at high altitudes. Your Berg Adventures guides are very experienced at altitude and they will help you when you are on scene. To prepare yourself in advance read our five tips for staying healthy and feeling strong when you’re traveling up high!
Archive for January, 2014
If you’re looking for a getaway this summer, then look no further. The 2014 Mount Ararat Expedition in Turkey is taking place from August 2 – 15 and here’s why we think you should join us.
1. The Perfect Summer Adventure should be well-rounded allowing for a little relaxation, a little culture and a whole lot of adventure. Berg Adventures Mount Ararat & The Wonders of Turkey expedition has it all including the colorful sophistication of Istanbul, the peculiar history and geology of Cappadocia and the rugged adventure of Mount Ararat. It is a great trip for the whole family too! Check out our unique itinerary.
2. The Diverse, Rich History of Turkey is truly extraordinary. Istanbul is one of the most historically rich cities in the world and Mount Ararat is said to be the final resting place of Noah’s Ark. Whether it is culture, religion or ancient civilizations that interest you, you’re sure to find it here. Read our article about Things to Do in Istanbul to learn how you can maximize your historical and cultural experience in Turkey!
3. The Unique Landscape of Cappadocia has quickly become one of our favorite places to visit and we are sure it will captivate you too. We will hike along beautiful trails, visit an ancient underground city and stay in a hotel carved out of rock.
4. Our 2013 Berg Adventures Expeditions were so much fun! Last summer we operated three fantastic expeditions on Mount Ararat. Read the past dispatches for trip highlights and photos. Check out our testimonials too!
5. The Perseides Meteor Shower will reach its peak of around 60 meteors per hour when we are camping high on Mount Ararat on August 12 and 13! What better place to view stars and meteors than from the side of a mountain?
Contact us to sign up today.
My name is Terri Truman and I am a personal trainer and adventure traveller.
My outdoor resume includes multiple summits on Mount Rainier, Kala Patar and Kilimanjaro, and well as summits on Huayna Potosi, Pequeno Alpamayo, Mount Elbrus and Mount Toubkal. On two separate occasions, our groups attempted summit attempts on Aconcagua, only to be forced back to high camp due to weather.
For over 20 years, I’ve trained to participate in new and exciting adventures. Whether it`s playing competitive volleyball, rowing at the World Masters Games or preparing for an upcoming summit bid, training and preparation makes all the difference.
Whether your next destination is hiking through the Altas mountains, acclimatising on Cerro Austria or preparing for your own back country adventure, we can help prepare you physically and mentally for your journey.
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Half the fun of traveling is the anticipation of the experience. For months or years leading up to your departure, you will have chosen your travel consultant, gathered gear, read about the area, reviewed the maps, chatted with other travellers and confirmed those last minute details.
Primarily, one of the most important aspects contributing to a successful climb will be your physical conditioning. If you are going to participate in an endeavour such as mountaineering, physical training is an essential component to achieving your goal. Strength training not only develops muscular strength, muscular endurance, improves performance, but it can also help muscles recover from the daily physical stress and reduce the risk of injury.
Training can enhance your mountain experience but is not a guarantee for success. It will however increase your chances as summit day approaches. Along with training, don’t forget that stretching is as important as the training itself. If you can, incorporate stretching into your normal routine. It helps balance your muscles and encourage relaxation.
Remember, the summit is only halfway. The goal is to arrive back at camp with a bit of gas left in the tank.
See you in the hills….