Expeditions & Courses Calendar 2014
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. We can, and do, 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.
Though generally organised by ANDES, clients need to 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.
There will be a maximum of four clients on all of these expeditions. As of November 2013 we have NO SPACES LEFT on any Andes expedition before September 2014.
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 the Puna||16th January - 4th February 2014||20 days||1C||NO SPACES||£1000||£900||£3700|
|Aconcagua||11th January - 5th February 2014||26 days||1C||NO SPACES||£800||£1300||£4000|
|Arctic Norway Ski Touring||11th-18th April 2014||8 days||1A||NO SPACES||£500||£800||£2300|
|Chilean Volcanoes 6000m||24th April - 10th May 2014||17 days||1B||NO SPACES||£1100||£900||£3700|
|Bolivian Ski Explorer||23rd May - 6th June 2014||15 days||3B||NO SPACES||£1200||£700||£3500|
|Chilean Ski Explorer||26th Sept. - 10th Oct. 2014||15 days||2B||£1495||£800||£1200||£3500|
|Guatemala & Costa Rica||1st-13th November 2014||13 days||1A||£1295||£1000||£900||£3200|
|Ojos del Salado||January 2015||18-20 days||2C||TBA||£1000||TBA||TBA|
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 Ski Touring||19th-21st February 2014||3 days||£225||£100-£200|
|Scottish Winter Skills||
22nd-23rd February 2014
15th-16th March 2014
|Scottish Winter Mountaineering||17th-19th March 2014||3 days||£325||£100-£200|
|Scottish Rock Climbs||20th-22nd June 2014||3 days||£395||£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.