If portering was an Olympic endurance event, the trekking porter would win all the medals for their weight-lifting skills. Celebrate and admire these incredible athletes of the mountains. Watch them in action, appreciate the balance, strength, endurance and their good nature, then try picking up a load yourself!
Portering is an important part of the economy in many popular hiking destinations. If you are off trekking in places like the Himalayas, Mt Kilimanjaro or shorter treks like on the Inca Trail in the Andes, employ porters, support the tradition and take good care of them. At Intrepid, we follow strict guidelines in how we recruit and care for porters. You can play an important part in this…
This is your chance to walk in the footsteps of Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and modern day farmers. Walking England’s Lake District is a very exciting new trip for Intrepid and there is only one special September departure of this premium walking experience.
Trace Wordsworth’s footsteps from his preserved Dove Cottage home to his estate at Rydal Mount. Here, the resident caretaker gives you an exclusive private tour of the house and gardens that Wordsworth himself designed. It’s an experience that culminates with a poetry reading, followed by a glass of wine and homemade gingerbread.
Bryceson Hassan Kimali was one of PEAK East Africa’s long-serving cooks and a much-loved member of the team working on East African and South African trips. He was born on 22 February, 1964, in Arusha, Tanzania. He joined PEAK East Africa Limited, when it was then known as Guerba Kenya Limited, in 1996 as a cook, a role that also doubles as a Camp Master.
We are thrilled that Intrepid’s Dheeraj ‘Monty’ Bhatt is a finalist for the prestigious Wanderlust World Guide Awards 2012. This is the fifth year that Intrepid group leaders have either won or been shortlisted for the accolade of world’s best tour guide.
Monty follows in the footsteps of Bruno Dawsan, Intrepid’s guide in Sri Lanka who received gold in the 2011 awards and bronze in 2010. Tejendra Singh took the bronze award in 2009 and Esam Abd El Salam from Egypt won the gold award in 2008.
If your challenge is to find the world’s most amazing troglodyte villages, look no further than Goreme, Turkey! This region holds the record for having the most impressive evidence of Byzantine art in the post-Iconoclastic period and Rami Hazou, adventure expert extraordinaire at Intrepid My Adventure Store Hawthorn, explains why it also has our planet’s most remarkable homes…
“Goreme in Cappadocia has long been known for its mysterious rock formations. The whole region was covered by volcanic ash matter when the Hassan Volcano erupted thousands of years ago and over time, as the weather has eroded the ash deposits, the Goreme Valley has developed a very strangely sculptured landscape.
With 53,000,000 girls in developing countries being denied access to primary school, there’s no prize for guessing what type of future lies ahead for most of these young women. Gender inequality remains a massive issue, so Intrepid has partnered with Plan for project SAMA. Our aim is to bridge the gender gap through education and our first focus is establishing parenting and community learning groups in up to 45 villages in Laos.
Plan has had encouraging results with other programmes that instil gender equality at an early age and their initiative in El Salvador is an example of how education early in life is a great foundation for a more equal and violence-free society…