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Expeditions & Courses Calendar 2016-2017

This page has a complete list in chronological order of all my currently scheduled Instructional Courses and Guided Expeditions, through to early-2017, 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.

Courses & Expeditions Abroad


Dates Duration Grade "Andes" Leader Fee Estimated Airfares Estimated Local Costs Estimated TOTAL COST
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
1000 700 3700
First Ascents in Peru 27th July - 12th August 2016 16 days 4B 2095 800 600 3500
Chilean Ski Explorer 8th - 23rd October 2016 16 days 2A 1595
2 spaces
1000 1000 3600
Ojos del Salado December 2016 18 days 2C  FULL 1000  - -
Puna de Atacama & Tres Cruces 8th - 22nd January 2017 15 days 1B  FULL 1000 500 3400

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.