Three Passes trek to Everest

Hank and Susan put together a terrific video of their guided Base Camp trip. The three passes are Renjo La, Cho La, and Kongma La, all more difficult than Base Camp itself.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. (31min)

read more – Without Baggage – How to Hike Nepal’s Three Passes

Three Passes is one of our top 10 hikes in the world.

Check our Three Passes information page.

Ausangate Trek, Peru

Drew posted the best Ausangate page we’ve yet seen.

Ausangate is one of our top 10 hikes in the world.

Distance: 42.8 miles
Elevation Gain: 9406 ft
Minimum Elevation: 12498 ft
Maximum Elevation: 16,828 ft
Time: 5 days
Permits: No
Visa: Single entry tourist visa to Peru for US citizens
Trail Condition: Wide fired road on the start which narrows to single track and alpaca trails
Cell Phone Reception: None

Trail to Peak – A COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE AUSANGATE TREK

If you are considering this amazing adventure, that page is MUST READ.

hiking Retezat National Park, Romania

Containing more than 60 peaks over 2,300 metres (7,500 ft) and over 100 crystal clear deep glacier lakes, the Retezat Mountains are some of the most beautiful in the Carpathians.

In 1935 the Government of Romania set aside an area of the Retezat Mountains creating the country’s first national park. …

Click through to check out some of the the hiking options.

related – Retezat National Park: Romania’s Most Precious Wilderness

climbing Mt. Wrightson, Arizona

Mount Wrightson is a 9,456-foot (2,882 m) peak in the Santa Rita Mountains within the Coronado National Forest, in southern Arizona …

The mountain is known for the spectacular view from its barren peak, nearly 7,000 feet (2,100 m) feet above Tucson. …

Mount Wrightson from Madera Canyon.

Mount Wrightson from Madera Canyon.

There are two main trails to the summit, and they cross each other twice, making a figure “8”. The Old Baldy Trail is the shorter of the two at 10.8 miles roundtrip. The Super Trail is the other one and is about 14 miles long roundtrip. …

Wrightson can be climbed any time of the year due to the great trail conditions. However, be prepared for wintery weather at the summit, especially during spring and fall when the valley below is temperate. You will encounter snow from fall through early spring.

As a testament to its dangers, there’s a memorial at Josephine Saddle (the first saddle where the two trails meet) for three unlucky boy scouts who perished there in a freak winter storm in November 1958. …

SummitPost 

related – Mitch Stevens – Southwest Discoveries – Mt. Wrightson – Hiking Tucson’s Loftiest Summit