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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.
Iceland Three Peaks Challenge
By: Graham Sparrey, Enfield, UK
Thoroughly recommend the Icelandic experience and this trip to all. If you're slightly sporty and have a decent base level of fitness but aren't sure about walking/trekking, just go for it. You will be amazed by the natural beauty of Iceland - even non geography geeks!!
I most enjoyed the education, variety of landscape and terrain and the team ethic involved in the trip. The holiday exceeded my expectations. I thought we'd be staying in tents and low provision accommodation. I was pleasantly surprised by the facilities and amount of food and provision! Our guide Siggi was first class. Made sure everyone was a part of the group. Was informative and made sure people were safe and comfortable. He added to the dynamic of the group and made it a fun week for all. A great guide!
I chose KE because you were recommended by friends who had done another trip with you. They had a great experience and so did we!
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.
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!!
Mount Khuiten - Mongolia
By: Philip Gardner, California
Excellent support for planning the trip. I went on 2 treks, this one and the Russian Tcherskiy Mountain trek, so I needed extra support and it was there.
Adrian (KE guide) was simply the best (tell him I said so). First rate in every way. He is the reason the trip went so well! His personality simply fits perfectly with the requirements of a guide - everyone's friend and mentor.
My satisfaction cannot be overstated. Not that the experience wasn't challenging - it was - but it was just as I expected; a well supported, no frills adventure with exceptional guides. I will definitely book again with KE Adventure.
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.
Mount Kenya and Kilimanjaro
By: Ian Mitchell, Huddersfield, W. Yorks
The acclimatisation on Mt Kenya was a strong selling point - the only operator that seems to do this - also I got to see more of Kenya. A very well organised trip with excellent back-up and food throughout, I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone.
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?
Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar
By: Gary Love, Tennessee, USA
The trip was fantastic, and the porters and guides made the difference between success and failure. I cannot thank them enough. Onex, our guide, provided excellent leadership and his crew provided outstanding support to all of us.
This was the greatest adventure that I have ever attempted. No doubt that I would have never made it without the support of the KE staff and the local support personel. Onex went way out of his way to make sure that I could contact my family in the USA while I was away, and I thank him very much. This was a wondeful experience.
It was way more difficult mentally and physically than I would have ever dreamed of. I was in excellent shape but there is no way I could have prepared for the conditions that I experienced climbing the mountain.
Kilimanjaro Rongai Route Trek
By: Dan Cook, London
Onex was an exceptional leader, able to quickly spot when team members needed help or guidance. He performed his role quietly and efficiently and made sure he allowed time for each team member. Climbing Kili was always going to be memorable, but the local team made it something very special. I wouldn't hesisate to recommend TVR tours to any of my friends.
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