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Wilderness Travel
by Doug Black
on 08 April 2008
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Here at CH we hold a healthy skepticism toward conventional travel packages, but the offerings from Wilderness Travel are a welcome exception. The Berkeley-based organization focuses almost exclusively on off-the-beaten-path destinations and the kind of risky endeavors that justify their professional supervision. Their goal is to take people outside the normal tourist agenda to partake in pro-active, outdoorsy type activities.

The current crop of trips goes to all seven continents and includes a trek up Mount Chomolhari in western Bhutan and a snorkeling/kayaking trip on Myanmar's Mergui Archipelago (pictured below left). They also offer more classic adventurer fare, like hiking Everest and cruising the Galápagos islands—but Wilderness specializes in the obscure.

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The 2008 catalog features detailed information on over 100 trips, with plenty of vivid images on heavyweight paper. You can order one for free on their site.

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