Expeditions & Courses Calendar 2015-2016
This page has a complete list in chronological order of all my currently scheduled Instructional Courses and Guided Expeditions, through to late-2016, with links to the information pages for each individual trip.
You may also want to take a look at the Expeditions & Explorations Page which lists many expeditions in the Andes which I have run in the past and which I can organise and/or lead again.
The courses and expeditions listed here are based on clients paying ANDES a guiding/instructional fee and then organising their own flights. We can help with selecting appropriate flights. The fee for leadership and instruction payable to ANDES is fixed and includes the leaders or instructors expenses. On the mountain we'll provide all tents and cooking equipment, plus all communal climbing kit such as ropes.
Although services will be organised by ANDES, clients pay their own local costs such as permits, hotels, transport & meals. These are payable directly, at cost, with some items paid for personally and some items (e.g. 4x4 hire) shared equally between clients and leader. I give an estimate of these costs below based on a group size of 3 or 4 clients. For more details about these costs please read the individual trip pages (click on the links below) or see the Accommodation and Travel Costs page.
COURSE or EXPEDITION
|Dates||Duration||Grade||"Andes" Leader Fee||Estimated Airfares||Estimated Local Costs||Estimated TOTAL COST|
|Argentine Ski Explorer||25th October - 11th November 2015||18 days||1B||£1695||£1000||£1000||£3700|
|Colombia Climber||1st - 19th December 2015||19 days||1B||FULL||£800||£1200||£3800|
|Aconcagua||10th January - 2nd February 2016||24 days||1C||FULL||£1000||£1100||£4800|
Puna First Ascents
with Ojos del Salado as an optional extension
|28th February - 14th March 2016||16 days||1C||
|First Ascents in Peru||27th July - 12th August 2016||16 days||4B||£2095||£800||£600||£3500|
|Chilean Ski Explorer||8th - 23rd October 2016||15 days||2A||£1595||£1000||£1000||£3600|
|Ojos del Salado||December 2016||18 days||2C||FULL||£1000||£700||£3700|
Note that airfares and local costs (accommodation and travel) in these tables are only estimated. Airfares are given from the UK, where the majority of our customers are based. These estimates are based on economy class airfares and shared accommodation (mainly double rooms). How much you actually pay for these items will depend on a variety of factors. For example your choice of airline & travel class, your choice of single vs. shared room. Also, for example, vehicle rental or private transfer costs may be more or less than our estimate if there is a smaller or larger group to share the cost. Our estimates are based on a group size of 3 or 4 clients.