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    Discover the unbroken beauty of 6 words

    Stephanie Morris

    The Bhutan appeal...

    This tiny kingdom, nestled in the Himalayas has only been open for tourism since 1974 and as a result, has largely remained both raw and rugged. Preserved by its efforts to resist foreign governmental influences, Bhutan has been left with a truly individual culture, beauty and history.

    Bhutan is a Buddhist country and due to its isolation from western culture (it was the last country in the world to allow TV) its customs, landscape and everyday rituals have been able to grow and thrive organically, making it quite a magical place to visit. It is a real privilege to be able to explore the Bhutanese way of life, on foot, through the mountains and villages - so here are a few highlights that will paint a picture of an adventure that you might just want to step in to...

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    Calling Kilimanjaro - hear what it's like to climb the Mountain!

    Stephanie Morris

     Our Kilimanjaro trekkers set out on 23rd of September for the roof of Africa and we thought - why not go with them! 

    Short of actually being there, our experienced trek leader Jo called us at key points on the route to give us an update on how the group were progressing and what it feels like to reach the top. 

    Listen in to the audio blogs below from the Mount Kilimanjaro trek if you want an insight into what to expect if you took on the challenge or if you just want to relieve that exhilarating experience! 

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    5 reasons why climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for New Years Eve is the best idea in the world!

    Izy Bryan

    Hold that Google search! Here's the best New Years Eve idea for 2017. 

    It's famous for being the highest free standing mountain in the world at 5,896m - so why climb Kilimanjaro at New Year?

    Well why not! Yes the Christmas period is lovely time to spend at home, but its also hectic and you always end up eating and drinking far too much, family relations break down as tensions grow higher and, well, it all can get a little overwhelming by New Years Eve. So why not escape reality and figure out what you want to gain from the coming year, experience something completely different and perhaps a little outside of your comfort zone to start the new year the way you want it to continue.

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    Leader insight from Vic Titorenko

    Stephanie Morris

    Vic is one of our most charismatic leaders! Having lead many of our overseas trek challenges you'll find that there's nothing he doesn't know about climbing Kilimanjaro or trekking to Base Camp. There's a good chance that he'll be guiding your next Challenge so with that in mind, we wanted to know a little bit more about what he thinks of our DA Challenge portfolio, so we found out...

    • His all time favourite DA Challenge (because that's a recommendation in itself!)
    • The passport stamp he'd most like to have (would you agree?)
    • His top tip for adventure challenges (a bit of leader wisdom never goes amiss!)
    • And something we might not know...

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