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Ecuador's Volcano Triple Crown
By: Joanne McCandless, Bangor, County Down
The mountain guides were excellent. Despite seeming to climb a peak every day, they managed to make your achievement seem special. They were obviously extremely experienced and I learned a lot.
Diego was a fantastic leader who couldn't do enough for the group. He managed very well to balance the different ability levels within the group and to give people a good experience even if they weren't going to make it to the top.
Trekking Mount Toubkal in Winter
By: Sara Taylor, Stockport, UK
I don't usually complete feedback sheets (even if I have had a great time) as I find them time consuming and never manage to get round to it! However on this occasion I felt that I would make the effort as I can honestly say I can find nothing to complain about! I have had a thoroughly enjoyable experience in an amazing country in the company of a really great bunch of people. Thank you!
I particularly enjoyed all of the holiday! Couldn't find fault with any of it. The hotel was in a perfect location. We stayed extra days at the start and end of our trip and found the rooms to be very basic but clean/adequate for the cost. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Houcein was our local guide and he was brilliant. Very professional, helpful and experienced. Our KE Leader, Tom, was fantastic, very professional, great sense of humour and nothing was too much trouble. He made the whole experience even more enjoyable and has set a very high standard for any future KE trips we decide to do.
Everest the Hard Way Trek
By: Michael Jones, Flintshire, Wales
What can I say about Val? She is just about the most amazing person I have EVER met. She was really attentive to the needs and well being of all the clients and support crew throughout the whole trek. Constantly ensuring that we consumed enough fluids every day to help with acclimatisation, and that we always felt 100%. She made sure we all ate plenty of food, even when we didn't really feel like it, but knew we needed it.
Val was really enthusiastic and not only showed us the majestic mountain scenery of the Himalayas, she took us into the homes of her "extended nepali families", which was a huge cultural experience for us all. I will never forget the families we met. Overall, we could not have asked for a better leader than Val. Her experience, knowledge of the area, and personal friends she imparted upon us, turned a trip of a life time into a life changing trip. I cannot stress enough the huge respect and heartfelt thanks I have for Val, for making my holiday magical.
If I had to rate my level of satisfaction with the whole holiday, I would give it 100 out of 10!! It far exceeded ALL my expectations, and the memories will always live with me.Did I enjoy the holiday??? YOU BET!!
Italian High Level Trek
By: Adrian Gans, London
An amazing trip, unforgettable. My first time on a glacier and my first 4000m peak.
Classic Haute Route - High Alpine Trekking
By: Rene Dee, East Sussex, UK
I most enjoyed learning new skills, finding a new and demanding challenge, finding fellow travelers who were comparable in experience and fitness and discovering alpine huts in crazy places. I can't speak too highly of Kathy Murphy. She was a leader who inspired us to listen to her intently and follow her unconditionally. Her broad experience in the Alps and other mountains shone through, yet she was not pompous nor arrogant as a result of this. She was focused, calm and considerate of our needs at all times and gave us regular sound advice that got us through this extraordinary trek without incident or problems. I found the level of professionalism and support from your organisation excellent and worthy of my repeat business.
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.
Swiss 4000 Metre Peaks
By: Dr Martin Jones, West Sussex, UK
Our guide's(Kathy)organisation was spot on. No problems of any sort encountered. Top class mountain guiding and tuition along with Murray.
I was pushing my boundaries as had done trekking but not climbing before. Others on trip more experienced than me but really found things exhilarating - highlight was the top of the Weissmies. Great itinerary with accessible mountains worth the effort.
Mont Blanc Ascent with Gran Paradiso
By: Albert Donatio, United States
Olly is a great leader. He took extra caution with us during the entire trip. He made sure all ropes were securely fastened before scaling the rock faces and glacial traverses. He gave us instructions about how to proceed carefully and encouraged us along the way.
Climbing the Cosmique in Chamonix after failing to summit Mt Blanc due to unfavorable weather conditions was the hightlight of the trip. It more than made up for that dissapointment. The Cosmique was extremely challenging and I was outside of my comfort zone, but it was a 5 hour andrenaline surge of climbing rocks, snow and ice. One of my all time favorite alpine experiences.
The Yeti lodge was a great place to hang out for a few days. Marine and Jason took good care of us and kept us well fed. Great views from the balcony. Alpine huts are always a nice experience with good company and great views.
Chamonix & Gran Paradiso
The training was top class even if I am used to using crampons and ice axes this was a great refresher and well worth doing. The leaders were very supportive.
One Week Haute Route - Mnt Blanc to the Matterhorn
By: Daniel Neild, Coventry, UK
Most enjoyed - Being on the glaciers for the first time with crampons. Different climbing via ferratas and rocks ( a bit of everything).
Paul was a great guide with lots of knowledge and very experienced. Felt safe all the way.
Mount Toubkal in Winter
Now only £545 inclusive of all meals and an experienced KE leader. An excellent introduction to winter mountaineering