Wilderness Travel

Millennium catalog back cover

Wilderness Travel: Millennium catalog cover

“In the year we now think of as 526 AD, a Scythian monk named Dennis the Diminutive decided that the calendars of the Eastern and Western Churches had to be reconciled, and set about establishing a ‘universally acceptable’ Christian Era. Today we recognize Dennis’s calendar as a purely Western convention—cultures far older than our own have been thriving without it for thousands of years. Nevertheless, for many of us, the idea of the year 2000 holds extraordinary symbolic and psychological power. From the summit of Kilimanjaro to Cape Town, from the Taj Mahal to Kathmandu, and from Machu Picchu to the Galápagos Islands, the eve of January 1, 2000, will mark the beginning of a worldwide celebration. Wilderness Travel has scheduled some of our most popular trips (see list, right) for the end of December 1999—and made plans to welcome the new millennium at some of the world’s most exotic destinations. Whether you see it as the dawning of a new era or an excuse for a really awesome New Year’s Eve party, the coming of the millennium is the perfect time for an unforgettable adventure.”