The Snowman Trek ~ Long-awaited Video

by Beth Whitman (September 9th, 2015)

This has been a long time in coming but, finally, here’s the big unveil of the Snowman Trek video from our time in Bhutan last year… Huge thanks to our sponsors, Expedia and XShot, for making the journey and video possible. Big kudos to Chris Staudinger for doing an excellent job on editing this amazing […]

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Bhutan Yoga Tour for Women Announced

by Beth Whitman (May 12th, 2015)

I first went to Bhutan in 2008. AND I first led a tour when I went to Bhutan in 2008. It seems crazy now, diving into a destination and (what I didn’t know at the time) diving into a what would become a new business all because of that trip. But that tour hooked me […]

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XShot Pics on the Snowman Trek

by Beth Whitman (January 9th, 2015)

You might have missed my series of Snowman Selfies I took with my XShot camera extender if we’re not Facebook friends (and if not, why not?). Here’s the abbreviated version of photos from our 25-day trek: Day 1. Boy, I look happy! It was a warm, sunny day when we headed out. Behind me are […]

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Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed 800 Sleeping Bag ~ WanderGear Wednesday

by Beth Whitman (January 7th, 2015)

Yeah, it’s January. But just the other day Jon said something to me about wanting to go camping. CAMPING! I suppose all that time on the Snowman Trek makes one eager to return to the wilderness, even with the heat cranking in our home. I won’t be heading out on a camping trip this January […]

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Eagle Creek No Matter What Flashpoint Duffel ~ WanderGear Wednesday

by Beth Whitman (December 17th, 2014)

There are a lot of things that make trekking in Bhutan quite different than trekking in other countries such as nearby Nepal. In Nepal, for example, your gear is carried by porters which means you need a pack that can be carried on your (well, your Sherpa’s) back. In Bhutan, your gear gets packed up […]

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Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Kit ~ WanderGear Wednesday

by Beth Whitman (December 3rd, 2014)

A friend had been telling me for a good eight months that Goal Zero was THE company to check out for solar powered products. After testing a number of units from other companies and being disappointed with the results, I had been kinda desperate to find something that worked. I know, I was testing out […]

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Snowman Trek: Mountain Photos

by Beth Whitman (December 1st, 2014)

The Snowman Trek is a 25 day journey that’s 220 miles long through Bhutan’s Himalayas. With that much time spent hiking that covers that much distance, it was inevitable there’d be countless opportunities to experience jaw-dropping beauty. Though the first week of our trek brought rain, the weather improved considerably over time and altitude. That […]

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Gordini Gloves – WanderGear Wednesday

by Beth Whitman (November 19th, 2014)

My hands get cold long before any other part of my body. Even on the hottest of days when riding a motorcycle, I need gloves because the wind on my hands just chills me to the bone. For this reason, I knew that in preparing for the Snowman Trek I’d need really warm gloves since […]

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Trekking: What the Nepalese could learn from the Bhutanese

by Beth Whitman (October 23rd, 2014)

You’ve undoubtedly heard about the tragedy on the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal last week where 40+ people died when heavy snow and blizzard conditions unexpectedly hit during prime trekking season. While it’s believed the bodies of all foreigners have been located, local porters and guides are reportedly still missing. Having just returned from the 25-day […]

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Snowman Trek Time

by Beth Whitman (September 16th, 2014)

It’s been a long time in the making (more than a year), but it’s finally time for the Snowman Trek. If you’re just now dropping in, the Snowman Trek is a 25-day, 220-mile trek across the Himalayas in Bhutan. We’ll be as high as 18,200 feet and will be hiking over about 11 passes, many […]

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