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Elbrus climb via
South / North
Elbrus is the highest peak in Europe. It is technically similar to Mont Blanc, though the importance of acclimatisation is far greater. The mountain is an extinct volcano, conical in shape, with a crater rim on which the twin summits are perched.

Winter Mount Elbrus on skis
At over 800m higher than Mont Blanc, Elbrus is the “Seventh Summit” of Europe. This is a physically tough ski tour, and although it is not as technical as a ski tour of Mont Blanc, the importance of previous altitude experience and acclimatisation is far greater.

Winter Mount Toubkal, Atlas
Toubkal 4167m is the highest peak in North Africa, and is snowy climb in the winter months, where you get the opportunity to ascend using crampons and an ice axe for security. No previous winter experience is required, as all skills are taught.

Kilimanjaro
5895m Machame
Kilimanjaro is is the “Seventh Summit” of Africa, and the highest free standing in the world. At nearly 6000m high, it is a high altitude ascent, though essentially a non technical one. The itinerary has been planned with acclimatisation in mind.

Kilimanjaro
5895m Rongai
Some people prefer to ascend via the Rongai route, which we can also provide.for private groups of four people or more. This is a quieter side of the mountain, closer to the Kenyan border. Click on the link below, and scroll to the bottom of the page for details.

Aconcagua 6959m, Andes
Aconcagua is nearly 7000m high, and is the second tallest of the 7 Summits, the only taller one being Mount Everest. The name of Aconcagua comes from the native Inca's who used to call the mountain Ancocahuac, the 'White Sentinal'.
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Everest Base Camp trek
If it is your first time visting the Himalayas, this is the most famous, and most popular trek in Nepal. The trek includes the famous viewpoint of Kala Patar at 5545m, from where you see the famous Khumbu Glacier, Everest and the surrounding 8000m peaks.

Mera Peak 6476m, Nepal
Mera Peak is famous in the region as a trekking non technical ascent, yet because of its altitude and expedition ascent style, it will provide a challenge for experienced Alpine climbers. The length of the expedition ensures that your acclimatisation is good.
 
Iceland 'Fire &
Ice' expedition
Key volcanic highlights are the Eldgja volcanic fissure, where you see craters, lavaflows, and canyons, and also an ascent of Mount Hekla, Iceland's most active volcano. You witness the battle between the volcanic fire and glacial ice.
 
UK Weekend Preparation
These weekends are open to anyone planning a first trip to the Alps in the near future. The aim of the weekends are to tackle the four key concerns of people visiting the Alps; speed on exposed ground, navigation, equipment and training.
 
Alpine training for expeditions
If you have specific objectives, consider bespoke Guiding or tuition. We provide Mountain Guides or International Mountain Leaders by the day, as well as running our wide range of scheduled courses and expeditions in summer and winter.
 
Most bookings receive a FREE expedition kit bag (c. 68 litres) worth £50, to a UK address. The kit bags are built out of a tough fabric, to endure rigors of an expedition, and have carry straps.
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