Everest & The West Face of Nuptse, from Kala Patthar at Sunset.

Welcome to Mountain Expeditions

Overseas Expeditions, UK Mountain Challenges
Private Guiding & Instruction

Mountain Expeditions is a small UK company owned and run by Jon Gupta. We specialise in bespoke, professional and seamlessly-run expeditions around the world.

A successful expedition is made up of the hundreds of small wonderful experiences gained from start to finish. We therefore ensure that every aspect of your trip is expertly organised and well-managed.

We operate in 6 countries. We respect and value the local communities with whom we work and have nurtured and built strong relationships with them. As a result, we feel we have a deeper understanding of how to best deliver the trip of a lifetime to you.

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“Leading expeditions is not Jon’s job, it’s his life, he does it brilliantly & seemingly effortlessly”

Rob Thomas – Kilimanjaro 2013, Elbrus 2014

Expedition Reports

Nick Valentine at 7000m on Peak Korjenevskaya

In July 2012, British mountaineers Jon Gupta and Nick Valentine set out to achieve a first for the UK – The Snow Leopard Award. This inimitable challenge is one of the hardest in the world and with good reason. It is such an achievement that in the 70s, the Snow Leopard was an acknowledged mountaineering […]



Ama Dablam seen from Namche.

Sidetracked Magazine is an online and printed journal featuring a limited collection of personal stories of adventure travel, journeys and expeditions. The concept is simple: to capture the emotion and experience of adventures and expeditions throughout the world…and to inspire. Jon has written the following articles for Sidetracked: Ama Dablam – Speed Solo Peak Pobeda – […]




Climbers: Jon Gupta & Will Harris Dates: 16 October- 20 November, 2015 Grants received: BMC, MEF, Alpine Club Written by: Will Harris & Jon Gupta Overview After acclimatising on Lobuche East we attempted Kangshung (6061) but were thwarted by unseasonable new, unstable snow. We then attempted the unclimbed North-East face and North ridge of Kyajo […]