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Scheduled Expeditions Calendar 2021-2022

This page has a complete list of our currently scheduled Expeditions, through to early 2022 with links to the information pages for each individual trip.

CORONAVIRUS. Given the current worldwide crisis our scheduled expeditions may be subject to updates and changes. But any bookings made with us are fully refundable if we (or you) have to cancel due to any national or regional government coronavirus restrictions, either in your home country, here in Scotland, or out in the Andes. This guarantee does not include a refund if you personally become ill with Covid or have to isolate due to a close personal contact. CORONAVIRUS.

You may also want to take a look at the  Expeditions & Explorations Page  which lists many expeditions in South America which ANDES have run in the past and which we can organise and/or lead again.

The expeditions listed here are based on clients paying John Biggar a Leader Fee and then booking their own flights. We can help you to select appropriate flights. The fee for leadership and instruction payable to John Biggar is fixed and includes all the leaders expenses. On the mountain we'll provide all tents, cooking equipment and food, plus any communal climbing kit necessary such as ropes.

Local travel and accommodation services will be organised by John Biggar/ANDES. However clients pay directly for all their own local costs such as permits, hotels, vehicle transport & meals. These are payable directly, at cost, with some items paid for personally and some items (e.g. 4x4 hire) shared equally by the whole group. We give an estimate of these costs below based on a group size of 3 or 4 clients - "Estimated Local Costs". For more details about these costs please read the individual trip pages (click on the links below) or see our  Accommodation and Travel Costs  page.

Courses & Expeditions in South America


Dates Duration Grade "ANDES" Leader Fee Estimated Airfares Estimated Local Costs Estimated TOTAL COST
Peru Ski Explorer 4th - 20th June 2021 17 days 2B CANCELLED 1000 800 4000
Patagonia Ski Explorer 1st - 14th October 2021 14 days 1A 1995 1100 1100 4200
Peru 6000m 1st - 13th November 2021 13 days 1A/B 1995 800 500 3300
Tres Cruces 20th November - 12th December 2021 23 days 1C 2395
1000 800 4200
Ojos del Salado 16th December 2021 - 4th January 2022 20 days 1C 2395
1000 1000 4400
Central America Highlights 29th January - 11th February 2022 14 days 1A 1595 800 800 3200

Note that airfares and local costs in these tables are only estimated.  Airfares are given from the UK, where the majority of our customers are based, using best guesses for economy class airfares in the year to come. The Estimated Local Costs are based on shared accommodation (mainly double rooms) and a group size of 3 or 4 to share travel costs, e.g. mule and/or 4x4 costs. 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 hotel 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.

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