Climbing and Mountaineering Holidays
Your latest Climb reviews
Stok Kangri and the Markha Valley Trek
By: David Wilde, Cumbria
Tom was a huge asset with his knowledge of the region and cultures.. His knowledge of mountaineering and skills were a real bonus.
Across the Julian Alps to Triglav
By: Catherine Hammond, Colorado Springs, USA
I cannot say enough good things about Ales and Bugy. They took their jobs so seriously on the trail, watching out for everyone, with an incredible ability to pay attention to what was going on with each group member. They also took the time to train us on the trail about foot placement, breathing, everything to make us more successful. They were friendly, fun, and amazingly patient with any who lagged behind. They were also willing to help each of us in an individualized way. When a group member fell and cut open his head, they acted professionally in taking care of that member and the rest of the group on the tricky descent in the rain. THE BEST GUIDES YOU COULD HAVE!!!
Trekking Mount Toubkal in Winter
By: Maria Fernanada Garcia, Madrid, Spain
The leader, an also the second guide (Omar) were open to any change or any arrangement that made the trip more comfortable. Really attentive.Excellent organization, and good planning of time. Crew very focused on our well being.
Most enjoyed - The Toubkal and Ouanoukrim ascents. The guides and mates' help.
Trekking Mount Mgoun in Winter
By: Martin Southwick, Scunthorpe, UK
I always think its best to reserve judgement about a trip for a while after one returns, in case of "holiday fever". Now, a month after we set off for the Atlas mountains, its highly probable this is the best trip I have ever been on. Stunning scenery, great company, excellent leadership, fab food and no clouds. Tagine anyone? What more could you ask for?
Mera Peak Climb
By: Andy Holden, West Sussex, UK
Wonderful trip. Very well organised, well paced, nothing was overlooked, and to cap it all, the weather was superb. Great Great Great!!!
Everything went well, and other than achieving the summit, which was the obvious highlight, it was an all-round great trip.
Brilliant holiday. Ade is a really good leader, he keeps everything running smoothly, and joins in the group banter easily. All in all a brilliant and unforgettable trip. Many many thanks.
Bernese Oberland Haute Route - West
By: Marcus Crompton, Winsford, Cheshire
This is a superb route through the mountains. It's a journey that is constantly entertaining and varied, passing through a great variety of landscapes from high glaciers to alpine meadows, from bare white karst to vast shale ridges and summits. It's quite possibly the most satisfying trek I've ever done, with plenty of good challenges along the way.
The area is uncrowded and beautiful, with amazing views on all sides, and very welcoming huts with more than enough space to relax and plenty of food every night.
I would thoroughly recommend it either as a first Alpine trek, or to anyone who thinks they already know the Swiss Alps!
This was my third outing with Kathy. She is an excellent guide and leader - I would say without hesitation the best I have ever travelled with. It's not easy to combine a diligent approach to safety and wellbeing with a sense of humour and a human touch but she carries it off brilliantly. I'd trust her judgement 100% in any situation!
All in all, it would be hard to beat this trek for a superb week away. Thank you for a fantastic experience!
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.
Classic Haute Route - High Alpine Trekking
By: Rob Lawson, Birmingham, UK
Kathy did a great job both organising the trip and as our guide for the first three days. Libby was excellent guiding the rest of the trip, particularly as this was the first time she had led this trek.
The scenery was spectacular; the trip exceeded my expectations.
Kilimanjaro Trek and Safari
By: Kim Ruhland, Colorado, USA
Onex (our guide) anticipated upcoming events and concerns on the trek and was always telling us (correctly) what to expect and how to prepare. He seemed to have an excellent rapport with the crew and they seemed to respect and follow his lead. I personally, would not have made it to the Summit without Onex's encouragement (and the songs they sang on the way up to keep me going!). On the way down, one of our members (our daughter's boyfriend) needed their help because of his knees, and they were there for him.
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.
Book on one of our 2015 Alpine climbing trip at least 8 weeks in advance and receive free equipment hire, worth up to £100.