Antarctica!

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In December we  sailed across the Drake Passage to Antarctica!  What an incredible journey it was.  We were happy to sail across as the early explorers did.  (You can bet I wouldn’t be saying that if it had been rough!) We experienced waves rated 3 out of 10 (1 being the “Drake Lake” and 10 the “Drake Shake”).   The trip across takes around 48 hours and all the while you are being escorted by…

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Patagonia Adventures

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PATAGONIA!  In December we returned to Patagonia for a hiking, sea kayaking and horseback riding trip in Torres del Paine.  Every time we visit this stunning national park in Chile, we fall deeper in love with it.  The sheer beauty of the mountains, the turquoise lakes and the abundant wildlife makes it one of the most amazing parks in the world.  If you love hiking and nature, this park should be high on your list!…

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The Mountain Spirits Sailing Adventure

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Despite our reputation for leading primarily trekking and climbing trips, Mountain Spirits has a serious love for sailing adventures! Did you know that our very FIRST sailing adventure was in 2010 in Thailand?  I bet you didn’t!  On that trip we sailed, sea kayaked, swam, explored caves and rock climbed throughout the limestone karst islands that dot the Andaman Sea of Southern Thailand.    We also chartered a private dive boat for a 4 day trip…

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Croatia Trip Report by Ray Brooks

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My wife, Dorita, and I were invited to visit the walled city of Dubrovnik, Croatia and then go sailing for 7 days through the coastal islands Northwest of Dubrovnik with 4 old friends & 4 soon to be new friends, in mid-September.  It seemed like an adventure, even though the our climber friends who put the trip together, told us there would be little climbing, but a lot of sailing & hiking. After a long day one getting there,…

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