Mountain Expeditions is a small UK company owned and run by Jon Gupta. We specialise in bespoke, professional and seamlessly-run expeditions around the world.
A successful expedition is made up of the hundreds of small wonderful experiences gained from start to finish. We therefore ensure that every aspect of your trip is expertly organised and well-managed.
We operate in 6 countries. We respect and value the local communities with whom we work and have nurtured and built strong relationships with them. As a result, we feel we have a deeper understanding of how to best deliver the trip of a lifetime to you.read more
From time to time Mountain Expeditions uses a number of carefully and personally selected associate Mountain Leaders (MLs), Mountaineering Instructors (MIA/MICs) and Mountain Guides (UIAGM) to deliver expeditions, instuction and guiding.All of these people are chosen on their individual merits based on the mix of their technical skills, qualifications and excellent interpersonal skills. These guides are both friends as well as colleagues and understand the Mountain Expeditions ethos and deliver to the highest standards.
(my full write up from 2017) ‘Cold, remote & desolate. If at first you don’t succeed…’ Extract from my 2016 attempt: It was 04:00am and I needed to stop. I was hurting so much.read more
Sidetracked Magazine is an online and printed journal featuring a limited collection of personal stories of adventure travel, journeys and expeditions.read more
(my full write up from 2017) ‘Cold, remote & desolate. If at first you don’t succeed…’ Extract from my 2016 attempt: It was 04:00am and I needed to stop.read more
On every expedition, the number of participants is kept to a level to enable the highest quality to be maintained. We do not want to be that company where you become a number or even a blur after the expedition has finished,
so we have a strict cut off point to ensure that our groups never become too big.
We strongly believe that by doing this our Mountain Expeditions Leaders are able to provide a more personalised service and we find that group dynamics work much better than when travelling in high numbers. Therefore, your success rate and enjoyment increases immeasurably.
Mountain Expeditions employs a small number of highly experienced Expedition Leaders to lead our trips. Carefully chosen for their experience, qualifications, personality and their ability to apply themselves to challenging situations.