6 Tips to Tackle Everest Base Camp

Everest Gay TravelWe’ve seen it before.

Caught up in a resolution, a mid-life crisis, or boundless optimism, someone books our 14-day Everest Base Camp hike. “I can do this.” they assure themselves. “Can’t I?”

Weeks before the climb, their confidence has withered. They weep openly and hyperventilate. They haven’t even purchased the hiking boots that should already be broken in!

If you’re thinking, ‘that sounds like me’, spark some incense, listen to a guided meditation and CTFD (calm the **** down). You *can* do this. Everest’s reputation is worse than her bite. If you’re reasonably fit (to use the guides’ own words), you truly can do this with training and preparation.

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Just the Trips: 3 hikes for hearty homos

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From killer Kilimanjaro to exhausting Everest, Out Adventures has been guiding gay men up the world’s most notorious treks and trails since its inception. It’s our belief that despite the sore muscles, the altitude sickness and the occasional blister or bruise, the rewards of surmounting Earth’s highest summits is an experience you’ll remember for a lifetime.

Below you’ll find three of our most popular upcoming hikes. If you want an example of a 12-week training program to prepare for such an industrious venture, skip over to our Preparing to Tackle Kilimanjaro post.

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What To Pack for the Kilimanjaro Gay Climb With OUT Adventures

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If you’re planning to tackle the Kilimanjaro Gay Climb with us, things can quickly get heavier than a celebrity breakup if you don’t pack smart. Keep your baggage under 20kg/44lb, because anything beyond that is likely to be left behind in Lima. You should also bring something smaller for day trips to carry water, your camera, and any souvenirs you pick up along the way.

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The Inca Trail & Machu Picchu: Three Things You Need To Know

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It’s one of the world’s most famous hikes, which is why we love bringing people along the Inca Trail. Here are some things to know if you’re considering this active gay adventure.

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Preparing for the Inca Trail On a Gay Tour with OUT Adventures

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Both our Peruvian Inca Trail Gay Tour, and Gay Lodge-to-Lodge Trek, are no walk in the park (even if they are both literally walks in a park). To really enjoy these escapades, preparation is key, especially if you’re not acclimated to high altitude hiking.

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What To Pack for the Inca Trail With OUT Adventures

If you’re planning to hike The Inca Trail with us, things can quickly get heavier than a celebrity breakup if you don’t pack smart. Keep your baggage under 20kg/44lb, because anything beyond that is likely to be left behind in Lima. You should also bring something smaller for day trips to carry water, your camera, and any souvenirs you pick up along the way.

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