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Trek Reflections

Him A, Instructor

Most of the time, trekking isn’t what we expect. Either it’s easier than we thought it would be, or we get five blisters and end up in pain even on a flat path. Sometimes the weather turns on you and you sleep in a puddle every night and at......Read More

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Nyak Post

Matt, Participant

The trail gives us the rare gift of slowing down. You don’t get to camp in a predictable 4 hours, it depends on every step and natures whim. Every corner, step and bend is carefully seen from every angle. You get to enjoy all the beauty the......Read More

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ACE YOUR TREK

Sally, Participant

-Ace Your Trek By: Sally   Leave space to set your own pace So you don’t fall on your face Or trip on your shoelace This is not a race There is no one giving chase And I don’t think I’m off base If I also make the case That if you leave a......Read More

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YuBeng Trek

Joya & Laeticia, Participant

We are writing from the Yubeng Mountain Village (about 3000 meters elevation) where we have been living for the past 3 days. It’s so beautiful here. When you step outside you are surrounded by these huge green mountains with snowy tops. Donkeys,......Read More

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Walking on Sacred Ground

Kaela Frank, Instructor

Yak of the Week

A trek can be so much more than walking from point A to point B looking at beautiful sights along the way. Our group spent the last three days intentionally and humbly walking on sacred ground, forging a deeper connection with the spirit of the......Read More

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Pics from our solo adventure

Becky Nielsen, Participant

Hey all! So we were given the opportunity to go to the Avenue of Baobabs and Kirindy National Park on our own this past week. More details to come, but here are just some of the photos from our trip 🙂...Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

Senegal: In the Shade of the Baobab Tree

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Hiking

Lucie, Participant

I’m definitely not a hiker. In fact, I’m so ‘not a hiker’ that I feel a guilty sense of pride even by walking up an unpaved hill and at that any slightly raised surface.  I’m also so ‘not a hiker’ that the hour I spent on the Great......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Peru

Peru: Sacred Mountains (4-week) - Group B

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Last couple of days in Urubamba

Barrett Liebermann, Participant

We just came back from the stunning Ausangate trek. It was amazing to be able to trek through the clouds, sleep under the night sky, beautifully lit with the shining stars, cooking loads of pasta with my friends in the warm cooking tent, and......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Peru

Peru: Sacred Mountains (4-week) - Group B

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Ausangate

Caitlin Jago, Participant

This is Caitlin checking from Urubamba, our last location before we head home. We recently returned back from our trek in Ausangate. This was definitely the hardest hiking/backpacking experience I’ve done due to the altitude and difficulty of......Read More

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Photos from the field

Jessica Armstrong, Dragons Admin

Hi everyone, The team are currently on their way to their transference site in Sidi Kauki today after a successful X Phase. The course is almost over, and the group will spend the next couple of days relaxing and reflecting on their month long......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Madagascar

Madagascar: Island of Diversity

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Family

Lula, Participant

Yak of the Week

Before we began our assail on the bruised sandstone of the mountains of Isalo, we all stood in what looked and felt like a prayer circle. “These are our guides,” our instructor, Sidonie, told us as she gestured to the group of men that......Read More

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Photos from the Kirirom #1

Jessica Armstrong, Dragons Admin

The team have been remote but were able to send me a flurry of photos from their time in Kiriom. They are currently doing a community stay and have been busy hiking/exploring the nature around. It’s wet season over here and so the waterfalls......Read More