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OVERVIEW

Adventure Consultants is a world-renowned mountain guiding company with a legacy of climbing expeditions to the world's highest peaks, and wilderness treks to the more remote corners of the globe.

We at Adventure Consultants are a dedicated team of guiding professionals with a focus towards excellent logistical preparation and, above all, a passion for the environment in which we work. Our expeditions and treks are operated by companionable world class mountain guides, who offer you adventures that are completed in style; with quality, service and safety, at the forefront.

Our philosophy of only operating with small groups provides a more personalised service. This minimises environmental impact and continues to have a proven advantage in our success rates, superior to any other expedition operator.

We offer 72 Expeditions, Treks, Backcountry Skiing Adventures and wilderness journeys to the Himalaya, Antarctica, South America, Greenland, Alaska and the Seven Summits, in addition to a world class guiding service, and climbing schools in New Zealand and Europe.

Whether you are taking your first steps into the realm of the outdoors, or are a seasoned adventurer, we believe you will find the quality of the experience offered on an Adventure Consultants expedition second to none. We invite you to contact us to discuss your next adventure and enjoy exploring our website and the wealth of information that we have provided here for you.

 CEO of Adventure Consultants, Guy Cotter, IFMGA Mountain and Ski Guide  © Suze Kelly
Guy Cotter, CEO of Adventure Consultants
IFMGA Mountain & Ski Guide 

 

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU...

  • We are a dedicated team of world-class guides who are extremely capable, amicable and very experienced in our field. We are IFMGA qualified and specialists in high altitude guiding. We are recognised as the benchmark by which other operators compare themselves.
  • Our expeditions are supported by professional administration and organisation and restricted to small groups to ensure each expedition runs smoothly.
  • We are amongst the few guiding organisations that have a proven and established guiding strategy, and commit to a high standard of medical back up, training and expedition resources - including up to date communications and weather forecasting technology, and excellent food catering to ensure strength and nourishment throughout the expedition.
  • Our familiarity with the places we visit, and our established contacts there, ensure a wonderful cultural experience within countries that have a fascinating history and delightful inhabitants. Our Himalayan and South America climbing expeditions provide an insight to the ancient peoples of these worlds, in addition to an unparalleled mountaineering adventure. Our knowledge of the Antarctic region will unveil the unique aspects of this geographical world of its own.
  • At the time of enquiry you will receive a comprehensive information pack specific to each trip. This will include expedition notes detailing the itinerary and route description, equipment requirements, training and preparation advice, visa and health requirements and an expedition application form. From this point on our personable and informed administration staff will work with you through the planning stages until you meet your Guide and are welcomed to the expedition.
  • We have guided many climbers in their pursuit of the ‘Seven Summits’ and can offer an expedition package and strategy if you have your sights set on this challenging goal.

WHAT WE REQUIRE FROM YOU...

  • Our recommendation to aspiring high altitude climbers is to gradually climb higher and higher peaks to develop experience and confidence before attempting the world's highest peaks. Performance at high altitude is related to a person's physiology and how they adapt to thin air as much as it is to their prior mountaineering experience. The reality is that performance coupled with experience provides the main criteria for actually summitting.
  • Climbing members will require stamina and familiarity with modern climbing techniques. They will be required to carry only their personal clothing and equipment on the route unless specified otherwise in the specific expedition notes. The guiding team will establish the campsites and establish the route, fixing ropes where necessary.
  • A high degree of health and fitness is a necessary requisite for prospective expedition members.

HERE'S WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY...

 Dominika Dillier Degelo at the South Summit after reaching the top of Mt Everest, seen in the background, May 13, 2011  © Ang Dorjee Sherpa
Everest 2011 Dominika summit
© Ang Dorjee Sherpa

Dominika Dillier Degelo at the South Summit after reaching the top of Mt Everest, seen in the background, May 13, 2011

16 May 2011
 

“Would simply say to other climbers if they want the best possible experience go with Adventure Consultants. I can honestly say I think about the whole Everest experience every day of my life and reminisce what an incredible trip it was and how lucky I was to share it with such wonderful people. As Guy says, keep doing it AC style.”
Dominika Degelo (Switzerland), Everest Expedition 2011

     
 © Victor Saunders
Euro Mont Blanc Gouter route
© Victor Saunders
11 March 2010

 

"AC provided a great experience, which I would not hesitate in recommending to friends.  Based on my experience, AC's reputation as a premium guiding company is consistent with the high level of service they provide."

John Riley (Australia), Mont Blanc Ascent, 2016

     
Aconcagua Team Jan 12
03 February 2012
 

“Except for getting us to the summit in a splendid way, the most important thing for me was the way I learned to live in the moment.  I will carry that with me for a long time. I learned so much about life and about myself, it went far beyond just reaching the summit.  I am very grateful to our guides for that!”
Mattias Larsson (Sweden), Aconcagua Expedition

     
 Carol McAlwee achieves a lifelong dream as a member of Adventure Consultants 2011 Ski The Last Degree Expedition Team.
Ski the Last Degree Jan 2012 Carol McAlwee

Carol McAlwee achieves a lifelong dream as a member of Adventure Consultants 2011 Ski The Last Degree Expedition Team.

11 July 2013
 

“I have had this dream since I was 13, and it is only with your help that I have been able to achieve it. Adventure Consultants is a company, a business, but it is something that also goes well beyond that and I thank you immensely for helping me with my dream.”
Carol McAlwee (Australia), Antarctic Ski the Last Degree Expedition

     
 Approaching the summit of Gran Paradiso
Gran Paradiso

Approaching the summit of Gran Paradiso

11 July 2013
 

“Just got back today. The overall trip was brilliant, I feel like I’ve been away from the desk for three months not three weeks!”
Heidi Frisch (Australia), Mont Blanc Course and Ascent


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