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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 mid-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, particularly 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
First Ascents in Peru 10th - 24th June 2015 15 days 3B  FULL 800 700 3200
Brazilian Climber & Scrambler 29th July - 10th August 2015 13 days 2A/4A 1495 600 900 3000
Argentine Ski Explorer 25th October - 11th November 2015 18 days 1B 1695 1000 1000 3700
Colombia Climber 14th-30th November 2015 17 days 1B 1595 900 800 3300
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 1995 1000 700 3700

Note that airfares and local costs (accommodation and travel) in these tables are only estimated.  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.