Mountaineering expeditions, courses & holidays



uk flagMountaineering Council of Scotland
based: Perthshire, Scotland, UK
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The MCS represents hill walkers, climbers, mountaineers and ski-tourers who live in or who enjoy the mountains of Scotland. They provide a range of course for members covering many aspects of the sport including: winter skills, bouldering and avalanche awareness
| ski mountaineering/touring | bouldering | climbing/scrambling | mountaineering | winter skills | Scotland |


uk flagPlas y Brenin
based: Snowdonia, Wales, UK
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Huge range of scrambling, climbing and mountaineering holidays, courses and expeditions in North Wales and Scotland; including mountaineering skills; winter hillwalking, mountaineering and climbing courses; and avalanche awareness courses.

| climbing/scrambling | mountaineering | winter skills | Wales |


Queenstown Mountain Guides

based: Queenstown, New Zealand
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New Zealand mountaineering and Alpine climbing school with a team of professionally certified IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guides; also offering backcountry ski touring and rock climbing trips. They provide guided climbs of Mt Cook, Mitre Peak, Mt Tasman and Mt Aspiring.

| ski mountaineering/touring | climbing/scrambling | mountaineering | New Zealand |


Alpinism & Ski

based: Wanaka, New Zealand

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Mountain challenges in the Southern Alps of New Zealand; offering mountaineering courses, guided mountain ascents and ski and snowbaord touring.

| ski mountaineering/touring | climbing/scrambling | mountaineering | New Zealand |


Amazing Peru

based: Cuczo, Peru

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Holidays and escorted tours around Peru and South America including Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands ...

| walk/trek/hike | historical tours | animals/safari | mountaineering | South America | Central America |


usa flagAventuras Patagonicas

based: Wyoming, USA

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Aconcagua, Alps, Antarctica, Bolivia, South America and Patagonia expedition guides and mountain climbing outfitters.

| mountaineering | mountain guides | walk/trek/hike | climbing/scrambling | ski mountaineering/touring | expeditions | Alaska | South America |


Swiss Mountain Guide

based: Aigle, Switzerland

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Professional mountain guide offering snow sport and mountaineering adventures, hiking, mountain climbing, expeditions and skiing.

| ski mountaineering/touring | ski safari | telemark skiing | expeditions | mountaineering | worldwide |


uk flagTangent Expeditions International

based: Cumbria, UK

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The ultimate arctic experience, arctic mountaineering, ski-touring and dog sledding expeditions.

| expeditions | ski mountaineering/touring | nordic ski touring | dog sledging | mountaineering | Greenland | Arctic |


Wild Russia

based: Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Adventure travel consulting and expeditions to Baikal, Kamchatka, Mt. Elbrus and others.

| mountaineering | Russia |



Mountaineering, a definition

mountaineersThis section is reserved for strictly mountain climbing and mountaineering expeditions and trips, (Alpinism in Europe) using a reasonably tight definition of the activity. Here at Travel-Quest we define it as the sport or activity of climbing mountains, (generally at higher altitudes than trekking or hiking), almost always requiring the use of specialist technical gear and equipment (ropes, harnesses, ice axes, crampons etc.), with the aim of reaching the summit of the mountain.


We have separate dedicated sections for other related mountain activities that are sometimes also refereed to under the term 'mountaineering', these include ice and rock climbing, scrambling and ski mountaineering.


We also have a separate section for trekking peaks – the very popular high altitude mountain ascents which can be tackled by fit individuals and which generally require no/or limited use of technical gear – mountains such as Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua and Cotopaxi. See the full definition on our trekking peaks page.






An alternative destination for mountaineers – the Messner Mountain Museums

When you've some time off from climbing your own peaks here's a place to spend some time – an extraordinary network of six mountain-top museums curated by Reinhold Messner, the Italian mountaineer and extreme climber, often considered to be one of the world's greatest mountaineers, well known for the first Everest ascent without supplemental oxygen.



    These six museums, in South Tyrol and Belluno, are designed to showcase man's involvement with mountains, to cover the history of rock climbing and mountaineering, to look at the science and geology of glaciers and mountains, the mythology surrounding them and the history of the peoples who live in them.