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Your latest Climb reviews
Trekking to Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro
By: Daniel Fryer, Lancashire, UK
Fantastic trip with brilliant support from all the crew. Pace was prefect food was delicious. Peter (the guide) was fantastic, his advice and level of English was superb, we had a wide range of ages in our group and no-one had a bad word to say about the was he ran his crew as well as us. I think without his leadership not all 9 of us would have made the summits.The warmth you felt from the whole crew, made you feel very welcome.
Brilliant holiday that I would fully reccomend to friends and family.
Iceland Three Peaks Challenge
By: Margaret Young, West Lothian, Scotland
Loved every minute - truly unique landscape - truly unique weather! glaciers awe-inspiring. Volcanos magnificent - realised there is still so much to do and see- think we will be going back soon - so easy to get to as well from Scotland.
Used KE many times - very happy with all our trips and your assistance so will continue to be loyal customers.
Mount Khuiten - Mongolia
By: Dan Bodey and Dawn Robson, North Yorkshire, England
Tom Richardson (our trek leader) was a central figure to the success of the trip. He obviously knows the area and local staff very well and this was essential to the success of the trip. He moulded the group together exceptionally well and made the climbing very enjoyable and utterly safe for all. An excellent leader. We have done over ten KE trips between us and this was one of our best.
Stok Kangri and the Markha Valley Trek
By: Gill Potter, Liverpool, Merseyside
Great crew. The cook was outstanding! Great variety and wonderful cakes. Our leader, Jose was great. Nothing was too much trouble. He took a genuine interest in everyone's health and wellbeing throughout the trek.
I suffered a bout of altitude sickness and a loss of appetite a couple of days into the trek but that didn't stop me from moving on with the rest of the group.
I really enjoyed the stay in Leh before the trek began which coincided with the Ladakh festival. Also the trek through the Marka Valley and a great group of people and excellent leader.
Unfortunately we didn't summit Stok Kangri due to adverse weather conditions. It must have been very difficult for Jose to make the final decision not to attempt the summit and I am sure many in the group were disappointed but I would fully support his decision and in any case it meant that we had an extra day in wonderful Leh before leaving for Delhi!
I have been on several treks/climbs with KE and have always had a great time. Very well organised with good itineraries and excellent leaders and support crews. Excellent trip, thanks.
Chamonix & Gran Paradiso
By: Sarah Witt, Winchester, UK
The training, both on glaciers and the rock-climbing was excellent - I learnt a huge amount. Most enjoyed: The ascent of Gran Paradiso - reaching the summit as the sun came up, but just before the weather came in.
Trekking Mount Mgoun in Winter
By: Martin Plackett, London, UK
I enjoyed the fine ridge walk to the summit of Mgoun; the freshly baked cake that awaited us when we got back to the Tarkeddit refuge; the quantity and quality of the food throughout. The KE Leader, Tim, did a first class job of looking after the group and was very good company as well. Our guide Mustapha was very good as well.
Gran Paradiso Summits - Trek the Alps of Italy
By: Iain McGuffie, Lancashire, UK
I particularly enjoyed the final summit day involving glacier travel and use of crampons/ice axes. This was a first for myself and my partner, and the training given by the guide in the afternoon before the summit night was excellent and made the summit day run much smoother. The standard of accomodation and food in the mountain refuges was much better than expected. We had used KE previously and were very impressed with the overall service.
Swiss 4000 Metre Peaks
By: Bryan Hardaker, Kendal, Cumbria
These was my first 'proper' Alpine summits and culminated for me with the spectacular stretch of ridge approaching the summit of the Weissmies. Traversing a snow ridge which is less than a foot wide in places with 1000m drops on both sides is something I've seen in mountaineering books but never imagined I'd be capable of doing. Being lead by guides who I had complete confidence in meant that I learnt a lot, and gave me much more confidence in my own abilities at this level.
Monte Rosa Climb
By: Whitney Tinley, Decatur, USA
Owen was wonderful! A very thoughtful, helpful guide. When weather prevented us from going up Mt. Rosa, Owen found alternate excursions for us. I truly feel that he was part of what made the trip great. I enjoyed my guide, the huts, and the hotel in Zermatt.
Mont Blanc Ascent with Gran Paradiso
By: Atul Ashar, USA
Flawless planning and arrangements. Extremely helpful staff and great food and other services. For the guides, I couldn't expect any better - great guys, always happy and willing to help.
We could not execute the original itinerary of climbing Mont Blanc due to weather concerns but excellent plan B. Will need to visit the area again to complete the planned climb and definitely will choose KE again. Extremely happy with the trip in spite of not able to climb Mont Blanc. The situation was out of control for KE as well as the trip leader.
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