HIGH ALTITUDE EXPEDITIONS
Private expeditions to all corners of the world
There is nothing in the world that compares to taking those final steps on to a major summit and the rush of emotion that floods through your body. Days, weeks and months, sometimes years have lead to that point and the reward is huge. Sometimes the sense of achievement takes a while to sink in, but no one can ever take it away from you.
A private expedition offers you complete flexibility, a substantially higher chance of success and greater safety margins. By keeping things small it allows me to offer unparalleled attention to detail and be there, with you, all the way to the summit.
The expedition process starts with a phone call to discuss your aims and objectives and ultimately hatch a plan to meet up for coffee and ideally get out in the mountains together in the UK.
I have come to know my private expedition clients really well having spent lots of time climbing together. Building these relationships and trust is imperative to a successful big expedition. You can contact me to discuss ideas via the Contact page, the Chat Box, or via the details at the bottom of this page.
I offer private high altitude expeditions to all corners of the world generally on a 1:1 or small scale basis. I will take care of organising and planning every element of the trip bespoke specifically to you. Your involvement is critical and throughout the process we will openly discuss the various parts of the trip.
Previous Private Expeditions:
2012 & 2014 - I organised, climbed and skied a multitude of 7000m peaks in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The expeditions were incredible, remote and exciting; with a first British ski descent of Peak Lenin & a wild self-rescue from 6500m on Peak Pobeda. In 2012 we climbed 3 x 7000m peaks in 28 days: Peak Lenin, Peak Korzhenevskaya & Peak Communism.
2016 - I received a last minute request to organise and lead a small team on a ski ascent of Elbrus. Employing a super strong team with 2 IFMGA Ski Guides, myself and my local Russian guide Konstantin, I facilitated a successful expedition with everyone skiing from the summit together!
2017 - I organised and guided Mollie Hughes 1:1 on the North side of Everest. Tailoring the expedition exactly to her budget and requirements. With an adaptable and flexible approach, alongside our Sherpas Lhakpa and Lila we all summited together on the 16th May.
Earlier in 2017 - I lead the first team ever to complete the Yukon Arctic Ultra 430 mile race in Canada. It took 12 days with temperatures down to -44 degrees!
In the same year I also organised the logistics for, and ran alongside, a speed ascent on Kilimanjaro which resulted in Becky Shuttleworth breaking the female speed record.
2018 - I had the pleasure of organising and facilitated Steve Plain's entire Guinness World-Record breaking 7 Summits Speed Record. Over the course of 4 months we travelled together around the world, quietly and systematically climbing the 7 summits*. This included tailored unique itineraries for most of the mountains, tough and cold winter ascents of Elbrus and Denali, and an early season summit on Everest. Steve's record now stands at 117 days. For an added bonus we went on to summit Lhotse (the world's 4th highest mountain) the following day before descending to basecamp.
* I didn't join Steve for Vinson.
2020 - Drawing on my experience of 20+ Himalayan expeditions with 10 summits of Ama Dablam I led a private 1:1 expedition for Rebecca Ferry. The technical nature of Ama Dablam demands unwavering attention to detail and a high level of climbing skill whilst at high altitude.
2021 - The year of 8000ers! In the spring I successfully guided Rebecca Ferry on Everest, Lhotse and an attempt to 7500m on Makalu. In the summer we are heading to Pakistan to attempt K2 and Broad Peak, before returning to Nepal in autumn to attempt Manaslu and maybe another. A big year!
Booking: Interested in a Private Expedition? Please enquire via the Contact page (button below), the Chat Box, or via the details at the bottom of this page. Let me know where you're currently at as well as what you would love to achieve and we'll take it from there.