Any alpinist, at some point, will hear the calling of the greater ranges. The big mountains offer the full package: the committing trip, the cultural and social encounters, the endurance level taxed to maximum, the patience stretched thin, the technical skills fully employed and the theoretical knowledge put into good practice in order to guarantee the safe return home.
I organise, lead and guide expeditions in almost all major great ranges. My favourite destinations are the Indian and Nepalese Himalayas where I have guided from treks or very popular peaks to first ascents and technical routes.
Also, for the 7 summits enthusiasts, I do lead and guide expeditions on most of the mountains from the list (whether the normal route or less traveled alternatives).
Not only travels to demanding peaks are what I am happy to join you on. Everest Base Camp trek, Annapurna trek, Manaslu trek, Khalindi Khal trek or even more exploratory adventures in the Himalayas are an equally endless source of great experiences and beautiful views.
Among the peaks I have guided (some once, some several times) are: Mount Aspiring (Tititea) 3033m (New Zealand), Mount Cook (Aoraki) 3724m (New Zealand), Carstensz Pyramid 4884m (Papua, Indonesia), Mt Kenya 5199m (Kenya, Africa), Tharpu Chuli 5663m (Himalaya, Nepal), Kilimanjaro 5895m (Tanzania, Africa), Khhang Shiling 6360m (Himalaya, India), Pungpa Ri 7200m (Himalaya, Tibet).
Prior to any expedition we will meet and discuss the training programme, the gear list and, if technical passages are involved, will do a few preparatory climbs.