Excellent communication and perfect packing list. Felt fully prepared and did not take anything that was unnecessary. Also had enough detail to train in preparation.
Brilliant experience with amazing organisation - guides Mike and Kate were perfect. We were well-informed to be able to make the most of good conditions but also take sensible precautions in adverse weather, including waiting it out. We felt safe and supported the whole time, to be able to learn as well as enjoy the scenery and experiences. Routines and instructions were very good and professional, and the food was also far above what we expected for a trip of this nature.
Accommodation & Food
Excellent mix of experiences, as well as being fully prepared for what our options would be depending on the weather and our progress that day.
Mike and Kate were fantastic. The perfect mix of experience, instruction, good humour, coaching, support, advice, and direction. Impressed with their professionalism and good judgement, always felt safe and informed regardless of weather. Monitored group to ensure rests were taken as well. Always presented options and advice for the group to decide (where appropriate), and also not shy of making the necessary calls if we needed to stop to wait out weather. Managed expectations well so we were aware of options if we could not make the intended progress that day, were never pushed and it was up to group (although we always did, and finished two minutes ahead of schedule!)
The Bottom Line
Incredible experience that surpassed expectations. Very well organised, expertly guided, brilliant pre-trip advice, and thoroughly enjoyable.