The Wildest Dream – Conquest of Everest

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In 1924, George Mallory and Sandy Irvine made an ill-fated attempt to summit Mt. Everest, nearly 30 years before it was officially recognized as being summited by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. Then, nearly 80 years later, an experienced team of Mountaineers lead by Conrad Anker went back to Everest to find George Mallory's body. What they … [Read more...]

Quiet For a Tuesday: Solo in the Algerian Sahara

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It’s like Tom Sheppard opened the passenger door of his Mercedes-Benz Gelandewagen, and I sat down for this ride through the wild desert. The esteemed Sheppard, with his legendary Vehicle-dependent Expedition Guide now demanding nearly $400 per used copy in the U.S., puts his knowledge where his heart is: behind the wheel and camera lens, pointing … [Read more...]

Expediciones de las Mojave

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Last minute notice of four open spots from JeepExpeditions.org, group for a Jeep Expedition across the Mojave, pronounced Mo-ha-vay. The trek included 120 miles across the open desert of the Mojave Desert Trail in Southern California. The starting point was Laughlin, Nevada with a finish destination somewhere near Barstow, California. Total Miles: … [Read more...]

Trails of Geronimo – A Jeep Expedition

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When you hear the word “Geronimo,” what is the first thing that comes to your mind? For some it might be the memory of childhood fun with running and jumping into the pool in the classic “cannonball” position and yelling “Geronimo.” But, if you are a history buff and a fan of classic westerns then no doubt your first thought will be of the Apache … [Read more...]

What is an Expedition Anyways?

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ex-pe-di-tion (ĕk’spĭ-dĭsh’On) n. A journey undertaken by a group of people with a definite objective: an expedition against the enemy stronghold; a scientific expedition to the South Pole. The group undertaking such a journey. … [Read more...]

Circle the Wagons!

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Theodore Winthrop, a world traveler who descended from some of the earliest American families, visited the Puget Sound area in 1853.  … [Read more...]