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Distinguishing Features

  • A quality experience through every level of our organisation
  • World-class internationally qualified mountain guides
  • Small groups to lessen impacts and increase personal satisfaction
  • Proven tactics and a consistently high success rate
  • Highest standards of training, backup, support and resources
  • Excellent catering and equipment
  • Advanced logistics and administration systems
  • A 'can do' attitude with an emphasis on your safety, enjoyment and satisfaction

 


Our Specialties

  • Pioneers of guided expeditions to Mount Everest and the Seven Summits
  • Inspiring range of Himalayan and international expeditions
  • European and New Zealand ascents and courses
  • Customised private expeditions for groups and individuals
  • Polar journeys
  • Backcountry skiing adventures
  • Superb trekking options, from adventurous to luxury
  • Small groups, quality first
     

Environment

As people who live very close to the natural world we are genuinely proactive in minimising our impacts by educating our staff and guests in appropriate techniques to preserve the environment.

With our roots in the New Zealand outdoors we have always been conscious of the need to ‘leave only footprints’ and we apply this philosophy to every venture we embark upon. Be it a weekend in the hills or a major expedition, we are particular about leaving the area cleaner than we found it.

Adventure Consultants was the first expedition company to operate clean-up expeditions to Mt Everest and we were removing abandoned oxygen bottles from Mt Everest before well-funded ‘clean-up expeditions’ became fashionable. Our efforts are ongoing with ‘treading lightly’ on our expeditions and in our operation overall and we continually strive to improve our waste minimisation and recycling to achieve best practice both at home and abroad.

In addition to our pre-existing high standards, we practice ‘Leave No Trace’™ principles as a Registered Guide/Outfitter with ‘Leave No Trace’™ to minimise our environmental footprint.

Read about how we limit our environmental impact on our Ecology Matters page.


Social Responsibility

It cannot be refuted that our travels have an indelible impact on people whose lands we visit. Yet much can be gained from the sharing of values and ideas if we are respectful in our interactions, especially if we abstain from the western tendency of imposing our own values onto our hosts.

The majority of adventure operators will increase profits and reduce your trip costs by having large groups - yet Adventure Consultants journeys are conducted in small groups to encourage a more personalised and less intrusive approach.

The well-being of our staff is important to us, especially those in impoverished regions where porters are often exploited by agencies wanting to offer you a lower price point. We believe in, and support, porter protection initiatives such as the International Mountain Explorers Connection, that are an integral component of our standard doctrine towards local staffing.

Adventure Consultants is a Visionary Society Member of the dZi Foundation. We care about the well-being of the local people and their communities in the regions we visit and we know you do too. A portion of your trip fee is donated to support the efforts of the dZi Foundation whose ‘Revitalise a Village’ programmes provide help and localised empowerment initiatives to communities throughout the mountain regions in Nepal and India.

We encourage our clients to also support the work being done at dZi by this focused and well organised group.

Take a look at what can be done by partnering with dZi Foundation - here's a video made by of one of our Everest 2013 team members, Thomas Stromstedt, who raised funds for a whole new school project in Nepal.  Climbing Everest For Charity - Thomas Stromstedt


We ask you to please also support these charities, who ARE making a real difference with their efforts.


Sherpa Future Fund

 Adventure Consultants established the Sherpa Future Fund in response to the tragic events that occurred with the Khumbu Glacier Avalanche in 2014 and the Nepal Earthquake and subsequent Base Camp Avalanche in 2015.  Adventure Consultants lost nine valued staff members in these events and the Sherpa Future Fund has been established to provide ongoing support in rebuilding the lives of their families left behind and providing education for their children.

If you would also like to contribute to the ongoing support of these families you can do so by sending donations directly through to Adventure Consultants Sherpa Future Fund.  

We thank you for your generosity in caring for these people at this time and please know that these efforts will make a real difference.

Latest News

From the AC Blog page

New Zealand ice is nice! © Oliver Hirschau  

30 Mar - An Ice Climbing Adventure - How does this vertical icy medium work?.....

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Everest 2017 - Pender Team Summit

  

27 May -  Today's big news is of course that the Pender Team summited Mount Everest......

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Dhaulagiri 2017 - Return to BC

  

23 May - The climbing team has all returned to base camp safe and happy after a demanding......

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Greenland 3 Peaks 2017 - Last Days

  

24 May - No rush to get away this morning. There was some low cloud on the surrounding peaks.....       

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Mera Peak 2017 - Kathmandu

  

 12 May - Ah, the surreal experience of returning to Nepali airport havoc and Kathmandu traffic......

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Island Peak 2017 - Final Word

  

18 May - Our trip has come to an end in Kathmandu. Some people already left for home.....

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Denali Pvt 2017 - Farewell

  

19 May - I would like to thank Mohamed and Haytham for all of their hard work.....

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Luxury Everest BC #2 2017 - Big Smoke

  

6 May - We woke to a frosty last morning at camp, again we waited for the sun.....

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Sherpa Future Fund

If you would like to support the victims and affected families of the Everest Base Camp Avalanche, please consider contributing to the Adventure Consultants Sherpa Future Fund. 
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