Showing posts with label Explorers Club. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Explorers Club. Show all posts

Saturday, February 25, 2012

9 Mountain Climber For Beginners

9 Mountain Climber For Beginners

Mountain climbing is an activity favored by some, because there are interesting methods that can be applied in addition to other sights will find an eye out for who is known for. And mountain climbing have classes, from beginners to seniors. And do not dream to climb Everest in advance if the ability and the cost is not sufficient.

For beginners, there are some mountain climbing destination that does not require a lot of equipment and cost, as quoted Journeyetc.


Mount Olympus is the highest mountain in Greece which is the legendary home of the gods. The highest peak reaches 2918 meters. You can start the climb from Prionia is approximately 18 kilometers from Litohoro, then reach Refuge A in less than three hours and up to the top for more than three hours.


Mount it traces its roots are in Tengger crater. Volcanic peaks reaching 2392 meters and is one of the most popular mountain in the corner of the world. If you are a beginner, the best route to take is Cemoro Lawang which can be accessed through the City of Probolinggo. You can cross the crater of sand and get to the top of Bromo in just over an hour.


Mount Elbrus is considered as the highest mountain in Europe, located between Russia and Georgia border. When you see this mountain, it might seem daunting because of the high peak. You do not need to worry because it will not deal with technical challenges. You can even ride the cable car if you want to start your journey to peak within eight hours.


One well-known for climbing the mountain has a peak at 3776 meters altitude. The best time to visit is Japan's highest peak in July and August in terms of weather, nor is it a busy month visit. Climbing to the peak will be nearly five hours from the usual starting point. Try to reach the summit before sunrise.


United States has the best mountain named Whitney in the state of California, approximately 14 494 feet high. For beginners, it can be definitely a good place to start climbing and good performance at the end of the day.


The highest mountain in North Africa, ironically, very good for beginner climbers. To reach the top, you can go to Imlil is just a few hours walk from the Toubkal Refuge. Base camp is located at 3,200 meters. Travel to the top will take you a few hours and you'll still have enough time to get back to Imlil in 24 hours. Be prepared with such quicksand along the slopes of Jebel Toubkal.


Half Dome is one of the amazing rock in Yosemite Valley, the United States. Path starts at Happy Isles and you can journey to the summit of 1,000 meters with a lot of challenges to the summit. From there you can enjoy the beautiful panorama of the valley. You can complete the journey in one day and stay, do not forget to bring supplies to it.


South Africa's mountain tops to give you a view of Cape Town's most beautiful. If you plan to reach the top quickly, take Platteklip Gorge route. This route will only take approximately three hours and you can still enjoy a few drinks at the cafe top of the mountain. Too tired to climb down? Do not worry because there is a car that can take you down Table Mountain.


The mountain is located in Maui, Hawaii. You can drive to the summit, but the best way is to walk through the park and conquer the dramatic terrain. Mount Haleakala is considered a sacred place by local residents is also the best place to look for things - the heavens.

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Saturday, October 1, 2011

The Outdoor Adventure: Explorers Club Now Accepting Student GrantApplications

The Explorers Club is now accepting student grant applications for 2012. The program gives students, high school through grad school, who will be conducting individual scientific or exploration research projects the opportunity to receive funding to support their work.

The awards programs fall into two categories, Youth Activity Fund and Exploration Fund. The former is designed for high school and undergrad students, while the latter is for graduate, post-graduate, doctorate and early career post-doctoral students. The amount of the award generally falls between $500-$1500, but can go as high as $5000 in rare circumstances.

For more information on the grants and the process for applying click here. You'll also find the application form and lists of past winners on the same page.

The deadline for submitting your application is November 15. Grant winners will be announced in April.
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