Category Archives: Backpacking
Featured company of the week: Arctic Treks, a family-owned business that operates in Alaska’s far north. All trips start and end in Fairbanks, and adventures include rafting, backpacking, and base camp trips. Group size is small, and custom trips (for groups of three – nine people) can also be arranged.
All group members participate in camp chores, and there is ample time for individual interests (such as photography, fishing, etc.)
Have you traveled with Arctic Treks? Leave your review in the comments below.
Featured company of the week: East African Voyage. It is an officially registered tour operator based in Tanzania, and it is a member of the Tanzania Association of Tour Operators and African Travel Association. Placing an emphasis on safety, the adventure tours are well organized, fun, and educational. Options include safaris, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and other mountains, and cultural tours. Family trips are also available.
Guide Onesmo Gabriel comes highly recommended, and we look forward to traveling with him at some point.
Have you traveled with East African Voyage? Leave your trip review in the comments below.
Featured company of the week: Arctic Wild. Around since 1998, they provide professionally guided adventure tours in Alaska. Canoeing, backpacking, and rafting are options, as well as base camp wildlife trips, photography trips, and family trips. Choose from one of their group trips or design a private custom one of your own. They also provide support for film and science expeditions throughout Alaska – pretty cool!
Arctic Wild is based in Fairbanks, and they specialize in one – three week adventures in arctic Alaska. Groups are small (1 – 8 people), and saftey is their number one priority in the remote, beautiful, wildlife-rich areas they visit.
Have you traveled with Arctic Wild? Leave a review in the comments below.
Our featured guide of the week is Peter Amann. The Adventure Spot co-founders have experienced Peter’s expertise on a couple of occasions and look forward to traveling with him again.
Peter is located in the Canadian Rockies and offers rock climbing, backpacking, heli-hiking, and other adventures. He is ACMG certified and has 35 years of climbing and guiding experience.
He also trains the Canadian Military’s Search and Rescue Technicians and is an Avalanche Technician/Forecaster.
Whether you opt for a few hours of learning to rock climb (on great sticky rock that will make you feel like Spiderman!), a helicopter ride into, overnight at, and hike out of Mt. Robson Park, or a week or more of backpacking in the backcountry, you’re sure to have an amazing time with Peter as your guide. In addition to his making you feel comfortable and safe when experiencing new things (such as learning basic glacier travel skills, self-arrest, etc.), he’s also funny and fun.
For more info: Peter Amann.
Our first featured company of the week is Fjallabak, a fabulous family owned and operated company in Iceland. Fjallabak means “Behind the Mountains,” which is the name of a famous Icelandic trail.
Fjallabak features great trekking, backpacking, and skiing adventures, as well as custom trips. The personal service and attention is phenomenal, and you’re sure to experience a trip of a lifetime if you travel with them (as Adventure Spot co-founders know from personal experience).
Traveled with Fjallabak? Leave your review in the comments below.