Expeditions & Courses Calendar 2013-14
This page has a complete list in chronological order of all my currently scheduled Instructional Courses & Guided Expeditions, through to early 2014, 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. 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.
Clients pay their own local costs such as permits, hotels, transport & food. These are payable directly, at cost, with some items paid for personally and some items shared equally between clients and leader. For all these costs I give an estimate 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.
From 2013 almost all of our scheduled expeditions will run with a maximum of four clients. The exceptions being some of our fully supported trekking trips in Peru that may run with up to six. This should result in a great personal service and very low guiding ratios on the mountains. Of course for private itineraries we can still provide for whatever numbers you have in your group.
See the separate table below for Scottish Instructional Courses
COURSE or EXPEDITION
|Dates||Duration||Grade||"Andes" Leader Fee||Estimated Airfares||Estimated Local Costs||Estimated TOTAL COST|
|First Ascents in Peru||6th-24th June 2013||19 days||about 3B||£1595||£1000||£700||£3300|
|Brazilian Climber||1st-14th August 2013||14 days||2A-4A||£1395||£600||£1000||£3000|
|Chilean Ski Explorer||12th-26th October 2013||15 days||2B||£1395||£800||£1100||£3300|
|First Ascents in the Puna||14th January - 2nd February 2014||20 days||1C||£1795||£1000||£900||£3700|
|Aconcagua||11th January - 5th February 2014||26 days||1C||£1895||£800||£1300||£4000|
|Arctic Norway Ski Touring||11th-18th April 2014||8 days||1A||£995||£500||£800||£2300|
|Chilean Volcanoes 6000m||24th April - 10th May 2014||17 days||1B||£1695||£1100||£900||£3700|
|Bolivian Ski Explorer||16th - 30th May 2014||15 days||3B||£1595||£1200||£700||£3500|
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.
There will be a maximum of four clients on all of these courses.
|COURSE||Dates||Duration||"Andes" Instructional Fee||Estimated Local Costs|
|Scottish Rock Climbs||7th-9th May 2013||3 days||£395||£100-£200|
|Scottish Rock Climbs||18th-20th September 2013||3 days||£395||£100-£200|
|Scottish Ski Touring||19th-21st February 2014||3 days||£225||£100-£200|
|Scottish Winter Skills||
22nd-23rd February 2014
22nd-23rd March 2014
|Scottish Winter Mountaineering||24th-26th March 2014||3 days||£325||£100-£200|
Please note that with our Scottish courses there is often room for flexibility with dates, so if you don't see dates that suit you please ask.!
Leading ice on the Merrick, the highest mountain in the Galloway Hills, December 2012.