Nick Valentine & Jon Gupta expedition training for The Snow Leopard Award in the Alps 2012. Photo Credit: Alex Buisse

Expedition Specific Training

If you are gearing up for a big expedition then being prepared and trained is essential. As a specialist mountain expedition company we can offer mountain specific advice and training for you.

We believe that all the small things add up to contribute to the expedition success. Through experience gained from over 40 expeditions we can offer you handy hints and top tips on what kit is most suitable, managing yourself on the hill and being prepared and 1 step ahead. As high altitude specialists we can off load our expertise on how to manage at altitude and deal with its effects.

Expedition training offered

  • Kit list and packing
  • Fixed lines and ascenders
  • Abseiling
  • Winter camping skills
  • Hydration & food
  • Animals & bugs
  • Fitness & training
  • High altitude

Mountains and regions of which we have specific experience

  • Himalayas (Everest, Ama Dablam, Island Peak, Lobuche, Everest Basecamp etc)
  • Central Asia (Tien Shan, Pamirs, Peak Lenin, Khan Tengri etc)
  • Altas Mountains (Toubkal, Todra Gorge etc)
  • Alaska (Denali)
  • European Alps (Mont Blanc, Grand Paradiso etc)
  • Andes (Aconcagua, Cotopaxi etc)
  • Africa (Kilimanajro, Meru, Mt Kenya)
  • Caucasus (Elbrus)

Other expedition destinations of which we have experience

  • Central Asia
  • South Africa & Namibia
  • Jordan
  • Greenland & Iceland
  • Central America (Belize, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras etc)
  • South America (Venezuela, Brazil, Guyana, Bolivia)

Specific Training

Depending on your objective we will tailor your training to match the expected conditions as best we can. In particular, Scotland in winter can provide the ultimate training ground for expedition specific training (minus the altitude!)



£170 per day (from)


Jon Gupta

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