The Six Manliest Trips

Rock Climbing in Yosemite National Park
REAL Rock Climbing in Yosemite National Park  (Chris Falkenstein/Stockbyte)
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We’ve made our thoroughly opinionated picks, but it really all comes down to what gets your blood running. So, check out all the adventures on offer from our partner Adventure Finder. And let us know what we missed in this article’s comments.

Manly may not be the most PC term here—paying customers of any gender are welcome on these trips.

Build your own Timber Raft and Tour Sweden with Vildmark i Varmland
Anyone can hop on a boat, but only the burliest can BUILD the boat and then ply the remote waters of Sweden’s southernmost wilderness.  Up to the challenge?

Three Bars Cattle & Guest Ranch
At first glance, the serene setting of Three Bars, nestled in the Canadian Rockies, belies the fact that it’s a working cattle ranch. Learn how to wrangle a wild horse, become an expert on trap shooting and archery, and run the rapids on St. Mary’s River. Just avoid the impulse to grow a handlebar mustache in the process.

A Flight over the Las Vegas Strip with Fly Maverick
Sure, this is hardcore only if you have a fear of heights. But think of this as a pause in the chaos of your time in Vegas.  A bird’s-eye-view of the landscape that hosted the days of debauchery past—and future.

Kenai River Sport Fishing Lodge
Truth is, going to Alaska is pretty manly on its own. Pair that rugged reality with learning how to land a trophy-sized rainbow trout, sockeye salmon, halibut, or the famed Kenai River king salmon.

California Rock Climbing Camp with Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides
Climbing walls are for gym rats. This one puts real rock—and real danger—literally at your fingertips for a five-day, four-night foray into the real world of the vertical.

Everest Base Camp with One World Trekking
Reaching the top of Everest may be a practical impossibility—or, in most cases, a physical and economic one. But hiking up to the bottom rung of Everest is a feat in and of itself. And the glorious chaos at Base Camp should help distract you from the altitude sickness.

Published: 8 May 2012 | Last Updated: 9 Jul 2012
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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