Argentina, Climbing, 21 days - from £3,695 (land only) - from €4,995 (land only) - from $6,120 (land only)
By: Ralf Roddenhof, London, UK
Carl (our guide) went beyond what I expect from trip leader and was excellent in looking after us and the crew. Provided range of useful tips to help us cope with the environment on the mountain.
By: Tariq Mirza, London
All the guides demonstrated a genuine concern for our safety and well-being and made for an enjoyable trip with a relaxed and unhurried yet secure atmosphere. Carl Betts was a joy to have as trip leader. He showed a real and heartfelt passion for not only this trip but for the mountains and the people he met and worked with. He should certainly be considered a valuable contributer to KE's success.
By: Jennie Marshall, Gloucestershire
The pacing of the trip was very good. Only once did I feel slightly pressurised to go faster, on the way down from the summit, which is fair enough, but my legs wouldn`t work any more!! Everyone was very supportive of each other. Food and water arrived from nowhere like clockwork! I was extremely grateful for tents being put up for us most of the time.
By: Jonathan Brine, Cobham, UK
My most enjoyed moment was summiting, of course, and sleeping for 13 hours after summiting! The general organisation on the mountain for all the basic things such as food and accomodation etc. was of such a high standard that we were able to relax and enjoy the trek with no additional concerns.
I choose KE because of the company's experience of Aconcagua, the design of the itinerary with plenty of acclimatisation time and those extra days for summiting.
Only a small detail, but I would advise trekking poles to be essential equipment. I'm not a regular user of poles but from base camp to the summit they were a particularly important part of my success.