"Proper hiking techniques are crucial for safety and satisfaction, and practicing them makes it easier to cover varied terrain over long distances with greater ease and comfort. Utilizing proper techniques also helps conserve maintain energy levels at higher altitudes, reduce fatigue, achieve your goals, and most importantly, have a lot more fun on your next Mountain Travel Sobek adventure." Africa Regional Specialist and avid hiker Hilary Walters shares her training tips for Mountain Travel Sobek's Strenuous and Ultimate Challenge hiking trips.
With summer upon us, some may be feeling the need for a refreshing getaway to beat the long days of heat. If this sounds like your situation then you've come to the right spot. Our latest Twitter Travel Talk was hosted by Shane Dallas over at The Travel Camel (@TheTravelCamel) and showcases everything about traveling below zero and beyond!
With summer is right around the corner, it's hard not to think about all of the adventurous destinations on your travel wishlist. Imagine diving into tropical waters, rounding up the family for a reunion, or taking that much needed vacay time to disconnect somewhere far-flung. If you're wondering where to go, when to plan, what to eat, or where to find the best deal, we've got you covered. Check out our Q&A with Expedia!
There are few treks as satisfying to serious hikers as England’s classic “Coast-to-Coast” trail, considered by many to be one of the top ten hikes in the world! MTS is the only North American adventure travel company to follow all 192 miles of the original “West-to-East” route scouted by Alfred Wainwright, who first blazed the trail in the 1970s. We asked our local guides for their insights into this incredible hike.
Ken Leghorn was an Alaskan adventure pioneer and co-founder of Alaska Discovery, a key part of Mountain Travel Sobek's heritage. As well as helping to launch the Alaska Wilderness Recreation and Tourism Association and spearheading numerous conservation efforts in Alaska, he led trips for over four decades in the most remote wilderness areas that North America has to offer. He loved “getting people out there” to explore and, above all, was a friend to everyone.