About us

 

We are a close-knit team of certified guides, with many years of experience of guiding, the drive to keep learning new things, and an addiction to new challenges. We operate at high altitude and in the polar regions. 

 

Exped Adventure is a guide-owned expedition company which was started 6 years ago by its current owner and lead guide Jamie. 

We set off on various expeditions in our own time and when we’re guiding, to climb peaks, cross polar plateaus and remote areas. We’ve climbed Ama Dablam in 2014, and in 2016 set off to climb Annapurna II. However, the Arctic has us mesmerised. We first travelled to Svalbard to accomplish a crossing, and since have crossed the Canadian archipelago of Baffin Island and the Patagonian Ice-sheet. We return to the north of Norway every year to run our polar training courses.

It would be easier to sell the run-of-the-mill trips, but that’s not our passion. We like the challenge of coming up with new itineraries and unheard-of destinations. Our expeditions have complicated logistics and are technically challenging. In 2017 we ran the Berber Ridge circuit – a highly challenging Cuillin-ridge-style traverse in Morocco, not operated by anyone else.

Our expeditions are not a stroll in the hills – what we offer are challenges. We enable people to gain an experience in places that are otherwise inaccessible. Our clients will accomplish things they never thought of doing or been to hesitant to attempt. 

Setting goals is important for training and personal achievement in the outdoors. We hope that our trips are more than a one-off: We have supported clients and their progression with individual training over the last four years. We know what it’s like to be pushing yourself and to achieve something, and also what it’s like to fail. Our trips are designed as entry to expert level stepping stones to equip people with the skills to undertake self-guided expeditions or be a strong team member in an expedition team. 

Our Base

 

Exped Adventure’s office is located in the Lake District village of Staveley.

Drop in if you are in the area for a coffee and a chat.

Our values

 

Our values are simple: We’re gradually developing more and more trips, which are unique, as they are motivated by our private expedition interests and a genuine concern for developing our core clients’ skills. We have teamed up with more individuals like us who are both great teammates and great leaders. Together we are a very ambitious group who wants to continue to strive for safety, challenge and fun. We all love to explore, but most of all we want to pass on our knowledge of winter living and share the mountains and the polar world with others.

Personal

Our interest in building and sustaining close relationships with our clients shapes our approach to what we do. We are proud to be a company which is able to offer personalised support to each of our clients and respond to their individual needs.

First-hand experience

We are out there on recce-trips, researching new destinations, and pushing outside our own comfort zone, to make sure every trip we offer is tried and tested. Talking to us, you will get the enthusiasm and passion of someone who has been there themselves.

Continuity

We offer continuity throughout all expedition phases – we make sure that you get used to the same face throughout. Assigning one guide as main contact for every meeting and training session will make things easier for you, and gives plenty of time for group members to get familiar with their main expedition leaders.

Group size

We believe that group size is one of the most important factors determining the kind of experience you will have. Smaller group sizes give us the flexibility to meet individual goals and expectations. We are happy to work with larger groups by special arrangements.

Preparation

Signing up to an adventure that’s out of your comfort zone can be daunting. We are keen to ensure that you are well-prepared to be able to fully enjoy your experience and achieve your personal goals. Every international trip includes a training course, which covers kit-talks, time to get to know your expedition equipment and plenty of opportunities to ask questions before setting out on your trip.

Safe hands

All our treks have qualified and experienced leaders, hand-picked for individual itineraries. Our leaders are full time mountain professionals, who are skilled to offer maximum safety in challenging terrain. They have access to remote medical support and carry comprehensive medical kits and satellite phones. We have invested in additional safety appliances such as training as Wilderness Medical Technician, and a PLB and Spot Device.

Quality

We are always looking at ways of improving our trips. We never compromise on the quality of the resources we provide, whether that’s the tents used for our polar expeditions, or well-researched information packs. Being out there in the rain, snow and cold ourselves for over 20 years, we have plenty of expert knowledge on the right kit to choose for your expedition and are happy to offer all the advice you need.

‘Right now there must be something telling you that you should do this… a gut feeling, a tiny voice in the back of your head, the flutter of your heart even at the thought of it? I’m glad I listened to those feelings because the sense of adventure and achievement I was looking for was exactly what Exped Adventure delivered on this trip.’   – Emma Hazell

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER

Keep up to date with our latest news, offers and late availability. Please enter your name and e-mail address to subscribe to our e-Newsletter.
Email address
Name
Secure and Spam free...