The profesional mountain guide: enthusiasm, expertise and courage

The profesional mountain guide: enthusiasm, expertise and courage

    In memoriam Roman Bascuñana (mountain guide) [dec. Swiss Alps, March 31th. 2018] RIP     The Swiss botanist, meteorologist and geologist Horace Bénédict de Saussure (1740-1799) is traditionally considered the intellectual father of mountaineering, by propitiating with his economic sponsorship the first historical ascent...
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Amazing gastronomy around the world in 9 exotic dishes

Amazing gastronomy around the world in 9 exotic dishes

Continuing with our trilogy on food and its fascinating origin, history and dispersion throughout the world, today we want to stimulate your curiosity and senses by talking about its folkloric side, materialized as disparate as incredible and exotic in the...
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November 4: UNESCO Day

November 4: UNESCO Day

As you know, the 4th of November is the day of UNESCO (United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture) to commemorate the achievements made by this organization and the signing of its constitution on November 4th, 1946 UNESCO is...
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[Ephemeris...] Great feats: the passage of Strait of Magellan

[Ephemeris...] Great feats: the passage of Strait of Magellan

It happened on November 1, 497 years ago … The King of Portugal Manuel I the Fortunate would never know his decisive and incredible outcome, because he would die before he knew about it. When that expert marine-soldier of the Portuguese nobility,...
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EXPEDITIONS WRAPPED IN THE MYSTERY

EXPEDITIONS WRAPPED IN THE MYSTERY

  One of the inherent characteristics in the human being is his/her insatiable curiosity and thirst for knowledge, which combined with the desire for adventure, fame and wealth, has led to the exploration and conquest of the most remote, legendary...
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LE CINQUE TERRE: COLORFUL BALCONY TO THE SEA OF LIGURIA

LE CINQUE TERRE: COLORFUL BALCONY TO THE SEA OF LIGURIA

  Italy is one of the most picturesque, unique and charming countries in the world. If we add an extraordinary history, a delicious gastronomy, the glamor of its people, a seductive language and that particular light that only radiates the...
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Untamed mountains: in the domain of Annapurna

Untamed mountains: in the domain of Annapurna

Located in the heart of the Himalayas is the amazing massif of Annapurna (“goddess of the harvest/abundance” in Sanskrit), an orographic complex 55 km long in Nepalese territory, delimited by the Pokhara valley (south), the Marshyangdi river (north, east) and...
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ANTHROPOGENIC FOOTPRINT

ANTHROPOGENIC FOOTPRINT

Very recently, it was celebrated the World Environment Day (June 5th) and the World Oceans Day (June 8th). Apart from the gesture and the hypothetical repercussion of this type of “celebrations” on the behavior of the human being on a planetary...
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[Ephemeris…]  THE FIRST ASCENT OF THE MOUNT EVEREST

[Ephemeris…] THE FIRST ASCENT OF THE MOUNT EVEREST

This happened on May 29, but in 1953, 64 años ago… It was the second and final intention of the expedition led by John Hunt, Baron of Llanfair Waterdine. Failed the first tandem assault three days before just 100 m...
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LOSE WEIGHT, REGAIN SHAPE: PREPARING THE ROUTE

LOSE WEIGHT, REGAIN SHAPE: PREPARING THE ROUTE

Not all of us are the same physiologically and do not have the same organic requirements, age, sex, physical condition, training level (ie, fitness) or goals. There are no magic formulas. Health is first. Nor do you have to go...
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FOOD WITHOUT BORDERS

FOOD WITHOUT BORDERS

Did you know that the tomato comes from America and was not known in Europe – and in the rest of the world – until the s. XVI? Did you know that this fruit (!) Was at first yellow, and...
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SEVILLA at Holy Week and April´s Fair

SEVILLA at Holy Week and April´s Fair

Spain is an exceptional country. The first in the world in the tourism sector, where it reigns thanks to its extraordinary material and cultural heritage, its infrastructures, professionalism and security. Spain is art, history, gastronomy, folklore, joy, sun … and...
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7 SPECTACULAR CAVES OF THE PLANET

7 SPECTACULAR CAVES OF THE PLANET

  The caves and simas have always captivated the imagination of the human being. Mystery, fascination, adventure, recognition and challenge have guided you through thousands of years in search of these wonders that seem the fruit of a delusional reverie....
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Walking through Death Valley

Walking through Death Valley

Death Valley is a picturesque desert valley located about 240 km west of Las Vegas, on the border between the states of California and Nevada. It is a biosphere reserve (1984) of 13,500 km2 and 225 km in length, which forms...
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Walking between giants: The National Park of the Sequoias

Walking between giants: The National Park of the Sequoias

The incredible herbivorous dinosaurs of the Diplodocus genus came to measure about 30 meters in length and weigh 25-30 tons. Imagine, then, walking among trees that exceed 80 meters in height, 10 meters in diameter in their trunk, weigh up...
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YOSEMITE: In the black bear ahwahneechee lands

YOSEMITE: In the black bear ahwahneechee lands

Walking on bear and puma lands. Of butterflies and redwoods. From the ahwahneechee and the paiute. From Trappers and Gold Fever. Where the power of granite manifests with all its strength in stony granite cliffs. Grown by innumerable jumps and courses of...
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Pony Express Trail: The Great Wild West Adventure

Pony Express Trail: The Great Wild West Adventure

“The Golden State” (California nickname) Is known for its endless beaches, pleasant climate, national parks – such as Death Valley, “The Valley of Death”, or Yosemite, of which we will speak soon, the “gold rush”, its wines, or cities like...
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Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Vacations are over!. A new year has just begun. A recently inaugurated period of our lives loaded with projects, expectations, desires and illusions that will be weaving over the next 365 days. However, this January first inaugurated the year -Anno Domini,...
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Rescue Groups and Mountain Intervention of the Guardia Civil

Rescue Groups and Mountain Intervention of the Guardia Civil

  Undoubtedly, all adventurous mountain lovers have heard of the effective and risky work of the GREIM, the highly qualified civil guards of the Rescue Groups and Mountain Intervention of the Benemérita. Created in 1981 (as heirs of the former...
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Micological Spain

Micological Spain

Spain is unique. A microcosm in historical, cultural, orographic, climatic … and, of course, gastronomic. Apart from the pleasure provided by the collection days and their subsequent tasting in a thousand and one forms and recipes, we should always take...
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SHIKOKU HENRO  The spiritual fall of "The Four Provinces"

SHIKOKU HENRO The spiritual fall of “The Four Provinces”

At the beginning of a new and wonderful autumn, on this occasion we propose a destination that intoxicates the senses and, in particular, the soul. Its about Shikoku Henro (or Shikoku Hachijuhakkasho), The Route of the 88 Temples of Shikoku. The ancestral, mysterious, colorful...
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Autumn Equinox: Explosion of color and beauty

Autumn Equinox: Explosion of color and beauty

We are back in the fall! The autumnus of romans: the time of “change or mutation and increase or fullness of the year”, presided over by the god Vertumno, protector of vegetation, trees with fruit and crops. Expected and admired by...
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Kilimanjaro: stories, legends and curiosities

Kilimanjaro: stories, legends and curiosities

Continuing with the monographic dedicated to one of the great destinations worldwide for lovers of nature and adventure, we will delve into one of the most outstanding prints of the wild heart of the indomitable África. And since the classical...
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Tanzania Safari

Tanzania Safari

  “Out of Africa” A trip to the “Endless plains” Continuing with our last delivery, and following the cinematic parallelism, that year we fulfilled the par one of the dreams of every traveler who cares: a safari in the heart...
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The top of Mount Kilimanjaro

The top of Mount Kilimanjaro

With that famous 1952 film (starring Ava Gardner and Gregory Peck) in mind, on that occasion we fulfilled the dream – not to say the “obligation” … – to ascend to the highest peak of the African continent and one...
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Plans to travel in summer

Plans to travel in summer

Are summer vacations still pending? We present some trips that make the imagination fly… Japan The oldest modern The first place of the classification is occupied by a well-established country as a tourist destination for many years. But it remains...
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Sports Nutrition: proteins

Sports Nutrition: proteins

Among so many changes, tips and fashions, we often do not know what part of what is read or studied turns out to be the right thing to do. The idea of this post is to guide you about the...
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Cinque Terre National Park

Cinque Terre National Park

  In the stretch of coast between Chiavari and La Spezia is located a natural paradise in which a sharp orographic verticality with an intense blue sea, whose coast is dotted by enchanting multicolored fishing villages. We are located in...
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Monfragüe National Park

Monfragüe National Park

In Monfragüe (Extremadura) Is the most extensive and best preserved spot of Mediterranean forest in the world, surrounded by mountains covered by holm-oaks, forest and Mediterranean scrub and sprinkled with rocks and streams. On the other hand, rivers and reservoirs...
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Sports nutrition: the minerals

Sports nutrition: the minerals

Sports nutrition is of paramount importance and should be considered as a fundamental part of the preparation of the athlete in order to achieve optimum performance. Thus, this dynamic should be continued in time and directed to any training session,...
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Land and Maritime Park of the Atlantic Islands of Galicia

Land and Maritime Park of the Atlantic Islands of Galicia

Today we make mention of one of the national parks of the Spanish territory. The National Marine Land Park of the Atlantic Islands of Galicia, is the first and only space with this category of the Galician autonomous community and...
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The Northern Lights: Aurora Borealis- Aurora Australis

The Northern Lights: Aurora Borealis- Aurora Australis

  The polar aurora is an incredible phenomenon that we should all have the opportunity to see at least once in our lives. This celestial dance of light appears in the night sky of the polar regions generated from the...
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Snowshoes on the Pyrenees

Snowshoes on the Pyrenees

    At last, the snow has arrived! At least this has happened in many corners of Spain. Maybe because tomorrow is WORLD SNOW DAY, nature has been wise and surprised us in this way. So it is time to...
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New Year Plans

New Year Plans

  One more year the calendar comes to an end and with it all the new challenges and objectives that are so enthusiastically signed in the consciousness. The beauty of this time is to see that yours are still at...
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Autumn Ideas for Spanish Fairy Tales Forrest

Autumn Ideas for Spanish Fairy Tales Forrest

Despite being a time of summer nostalgia, autumn is one of the most beautiful seasons to observe nature. Last Saturday at dawn, our clock was delayed by one hour and the result is shorter afternoons and the inevitable world of...
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Tour Mont Blanc -- High profile Trekking in the triple border

Tour Mont Blanc — High profile Trekking in the triple border

Have you ever imagined touring the most famous GR in the heart of the Alps? Surely … Well, then stop pursuing this dream and join us to get to know first hand the most beautiful and hidden places and secrets...
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White World of snowshoes

It is very common for a friend or coworker to propose certain leisure plans and, perhaps, you have been invited to take a snowshoeing trip, and it is likely that you have through “Snowshoes, haven’t we agreed to go to tapas with the gang?” After analyzing the proposal, sure that you had endless doubts … What reasons could I have to start in the practice of snowshoeing? Are there many risks? Is it an expensive or rather affordable activity? What kind of snowshoe should I buy? What other material would I need? There are many reasons to start in the world of snowshoeing, but the main thing is the desire to perform a mountain activity. As simple as that. When you join physical sacrifice, enjoyment, the magic of nature and the right company few places can be more rewarding. Snowshoes offer dreamy landscapes – regardless of whether the chosen excursion...
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Swedish LAPLAND  --  Snowshoe crossing beyond the Arctic Circle

Swedish LAPLAND — Snowshoe crossing beyond the Arctic Circle

Imagine a route of more than 100 km by the overwhelming and indescribably beautiful vastness of the rugged Swedish Lapland … Imagine contemplating the magical chromatic palette of the capricious aurora borealis … Imagine snowy boreal forests of birch trees...
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Laugavegur trek – Iceland

Laugavegur trek – Iceland

Few Icelandic routes can offer a mixture as varied as that offered by the Laugavegur’s trek. Areas of glaciers, fumaroles, volcanoes, ash deserts, lava flows, waterfalls, glacial lakes and an endless palette of colors to be photographed are part of...
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Mountain rescue

Mountain rescue

As we all know the summer season is in full swing and unfortunately, some fantastic adventures end in rescue. Without going any further, two days ago in the refuge of Hrafntinnusker, we saw the Icelandic rescue team’s performance. Three poorly...
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International Wildlife Day

International Wildlife Day

Today, July 4th is ” International Wildlife Day.” The term “wildlife” refers to all non-domestic animals. We would say, what threats affect our planet? Unfortunately many, but the good news is that it is in our hands to be able...
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REYKYAVÍK - ICELAND

REYKYAVÍK – ICELAND

  In the Land of Ice, where the elves accompany us, and the trolls watch us, everything seems from a story that reminds us of the ideas that inspired Julio Verne in his book: Journey to the Center of the...
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Mountain backpack

Mountain backpack

For many, the arrival of summer implies the beginning of the holidays and some of those days are dedicated to particular adventures, such as a mountain tour. When the trek consists of a route of about 6-7 days sleeping in...
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Las Tablas de Daimiel National Park

Las Tablas de Daimiel National Park

  Enjoying the spring in Las Tablas de Daimiel and more of spring as rainy as this one is a good alternative for the lovers of nature in its purest state. It was declared National Park in 1973, Biosphere Reserve...
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Hiking in Mallorca - GR221

Hiking in Mallorca – GR221

  Investigating a GR is always a pleasure for adventure lovers. However, what if we add the smell of the sea? The GR221 has a total of 132 km and once studied it is clear that it is not just...
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Spring hiking in the Jerte Valley

Spring hiking in the Jerte Valley

  And again the cherry blossoms!! How beautiful its flower and how rich its fruit!! Indeed, once a year and for a few days, you can contemplate the show of the Cherry Blossoms of the Valley of the Jerte. The...
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Hiking and cheese in The Natural Park of Sierras de Tejada

Hiking and cheese in The Natural Park of Sierras de Tejada

  At the beginning of October, we had the opportunity to visit one of the most interesting and probably unknown regions of southern Spain. The Natural Park of Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama spread between the provinces of Malaga and...
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Geek Pride Day, we are geeks Mountain

Geek Pride Day, we are geeks Mountain

Solo per Vecchi Guerrieri from Damiano Levati on vimeo. A curious event is celebrated today. A May 25, 1977 the first Star Wars film premiered. To commemorate such a milestone, 29 years after he began to be held on Geek...
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Summer feelings: A celebration of the beauty of the Alps

Summer feelings: A celebration of the beauty of the Alps

One of the most special moments of the week is already here. It is Friday, and we are really happy with the presentation of our adventure trips in the Alps for the 2012 season. To celebrate, we want to bid the week off with a...
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Snowshoeing, enjoy the winter in full

Snowshoeing, enjoy the winter in full

Snowshoes are handy tools to benefit from winter in full. They allow us to walk through remote places and enjoy unique landscapes without fear of sinking in the snow. The best thing about snowshoeing is that it is an adventure sport that does not require previous...
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The Tour of Mont Blanc, the most spectacular trek in Europe

The Tour of Mont Blanc, the most spectacular trek in Europe

by Mara Sandoval. Mara occasionally writes for YokmoK, travels the world and always works hard for CIAN Agency. There is not doubt in our minds that the most spectacular trek in Europe is the Tour of Mont Blanc. It is also one of the most beautiful hikes...
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Planting trees in Cañamero with the Tree Lovers Project

Planting trees in Cañamero with the Tree Lovers Project

And as everything arrives, this weekend we have been in the province of Extremadura with the proposal of Tree Lovers that we have been launching. The output has been a success thanks to all the components of the activity. Many entrepreneur people, friendly, nature defender and...
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Adventures in Tanzania

Adventures in Tanzania

by Mara Sandoval All images © Mara Sandoval When I found out YokmoK was organizing a trip to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro– I signed up immediately. Having traveled with YokmoK in the past, I knew I was signing up for a well-organized adventure with quality people, laughter and...
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From blogger to blogger: Interview with Laura Lazzarino and Juan Pablo Villarino

From blogger to blogger: Interview with Laura Lazzarino and Juan Pablo Villarino

We started the week by traveling with our blogger-to-blogger interview section, where we chatted with the world’s most interesting travel bloggers. As you know, it is not us who choose the protagonists, since it is the previous interviewees who choose the ones of this week....
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YokmoK experiences that you must live at least once in life

YokmoK experiences that you must live at least once in life

At YokmoK we have always said that our specialty is adventure travel in small groups, providing a personalized and quality treatment. However, what makes our trips great are the unforgettable experiences that are lived in them and the satisfaction face of our adventurers. We are specialists in creating...
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Track skiing or cross-country skiing? It's up to you

Track skiing or cross-country skiing? It’s up to you

War drums already sound. The ski resorts are preening all rags for the new season that will begin in a few weeks. The snows will soon cover Europe’s most important peaks and white sports fans will rub their hands before descending their tracks or trekking...
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Snowshoeing, skiing and thermal baths in the Swiss Alps

Snowshoeing, skiing and thermal baths in the Swiss Alps

In less than a cock sings we will have our favorite peaks filled with snow. We look forward to taking our adventure trips to the Alps and enjoying the best ski slopes in the world. A proposal that surely enchants you is what we have...
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Four snowshoe adventure trips for this winter

Four snowshoe adventure trips for this winter

  We have prepared four adventure trips with snowshoes for this winter that will leave you with your mouth open. Swedish Lapland, Norway and Transylvania await us. The great advantage of snowshoeing is that it does not require previous experience and you immediately get the...
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All Lapland, a polar multi-adventure trip

All Lapland, a polar multi-adventure trip

Are you ready to experience a number of spectacular experiences in Swedish Lapland? We are talking about All Lapland, a multi-adventure trip in the middle of the Arctic Circle. In this fascinating adventure trip to Lapland you will enjoy some of the most fascinating virgin...
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Give a trip to Transylvania for Halloween

Give a trip to Transylvania for Halloween

  In a couple of weeks, the party of skulls and pumpkins arrives, it seems that Halloween has arrived to stay, so we want to propose a trip to the heart of the myth of Count Dracula. It is a trip to Transylvania with snowshoeing,...
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