Table mountain, Cape Town, South Africa
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One of the hardest parts about joining in on adventure tourism is the barrier to entry. After all, you can’t just head out on a 10-day trek without the right experience, gear, and training. But taking a backpacking trip through a remote area or climbing to the top of a destination’s most popular peak can let you experience a new place in such a unique way.

So, how do you do it? The best way is to hire an experienced local guide and let them prepare and teach you along the way. This may seem like an easy answer, but scouring the Internet for qualified guides and treks that fit your needs can be a daunting task. After all, reading review after review can only give you so much insight and after a while the results can seem overwhelming.

Enter, an online aggregator and booking platform that connects you to guides worldwide. The platform allows you to book a certified guide on over 2,800 mountain adventures — ranked easy to hard — almost anywhere around the world.

All the guides are IFMGA-certified (International Federation of Mountain Guide Associations), which is considered one of the most rigorous certifications available, so safety isn’t a concern. The experiences range from a one-day hike up an Icelandic volcano to a 31-day climbing trip on Nepal’s Ama Dablam, making it the perfect spot to find your next adventure no matter what you’re looking for.