About our Climb holidays

Highlights

  • Climb North Africa's highest peak, Toubkal in winter conditions
  • Stok Kangri - an excellent introduction to Himalayan climbing
  • Stand on top of the world's highest active volcano - Cotopaxi
  • Climb Aconcagua - One of the worlds 7 summits
  • Mount Khuiten - an ascent of the world's most remote peak

KE Adventure Travel has an outstanding collection of climbing holidays that will take you to the world's most spectacular mountain ranges. Our climbing trips usually involve the ascent of snow-covered peaks where climbing ropes, ice axes and other items of mountaineering equipment may be used. Our range comprises of big peaks in the Himalayas, like Mera Peak, Aconcagua - the highest peak in the Southern Hemisphere and Mount Khuiten rising above the Mongolian Steppe. There are also unusual peaks such as the volcanoes of Ecuador, Guatemala or Iceland as well as a number of Alpine classics, including Mont Blanc.

Each of our climbing holidays provides you with something unique, and all benefit from absolutely stunning views across the natural wonders of the world. As you look down from above the cloud line you can't help but be awed by the magnificence, scale and scope before you. When your holiday is over, you'll have achieved something amazing and leave with memories that will last you a lifetime.

Our climbing holidays can involve multi-day approaches on foot to a basecamp below the objective mountain. On this stage of the trip (which is effectively trekking) there will usually be the support of a trek crew to carry personal belongings, along with any tents, group climbing equipment, food and cooking equipment. The climbing is generally above the snow-line and can be at high altitude. Most of our climbing holidays have an experienced Western leader and in the case of our Alpine trips, the leader is always IFMGA qualified. None of our climbing trips requires more than a single mountaineering ice-axe, together with crampons and a climbing harness. Ropes may be used to safeguard steep or exposed sections or crevassed sections of the route. With long days, high altitudes, glacier camping and the possibility of encountering poor weather, these trips can be challenging. It is important that you read and understand our grading system and also refer to the specific trip notes for more detailed information. It is essential that you are fit and experienced enough for the trip that you have chosen before booking.

Latest Climb traveller reviews

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On the Gondogoro La
K2, Concordia and the Gondogoro La   Donald (GLASGOW)

I had a great trek with Ade, fellow trekkers and all the porter staff. My great disappointment was when Baltistan Tours produced an inflated invoice in US Dollars!!!! from the original agreed price of R40,000
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and charged me $725 (R76,125) for my journey to K2 Base Camp.
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Warm layers for a high summit
Stok Kangri & the Markha Valley - Private Churcher   Sally (Skipton)

Really well organised trip, everything ran very smoothly. Our trekking crew were amazing, always smiling and working hard to give a great all round service.We had nothing to think about apart from the
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walking. Food was excellent ,with good variety, no one was ill and we did eat the salads. The altitude makes the trip harder but the scenery is worth it. The guiding up the peak was just right with excellent safety and use of rope when needed.


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ICC - Iceland Three Peaks Challenge
Iceland Three Peaks Challenge   Neil (ROCHESTER)

What an amazing country Iceland is, from barren lava fields with occasional flowers to green fields with farm animals to vast mountain areas. The towns are few, so stock up on snacks & drinks. Plenty of places
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to visit like amazing waterfalls, Geysers & ice lagoons to name a few things. Reykjavik has plenty to offers plenty of bars & restaurants with good variety, but some places can be a bit pricey. Many tourist information centres around town with very helpful staff who can help you with booking activities & places to visit. I would recommend a visit to Iceland.
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Made it!
Climb Mont Blanc and Gran Paradiso   Larry (Arlington)

This package was exactly as promised. Trip planning was well organized, questions answered well, the lodging and staff very good (Yeti Lodge in Argentierre), and the guides hired were excellent. Only
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suggestions would be for a bit better advice on gear to bring (especially boots), with specific models of major gear suggested (guides would be more than happy to say what they use and KE should forward that to travellers). Overall a very fun trip, though success *does* depend on some luck with weather/conditions as with any mountain travel.
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