Julius John WhiteySchool Expeditions


Our expedition leaders are legends in their own lifetime – at least, that’s what our students and teachers tell us.

Unlike other UK expeditions companies, we select the best and most experienced leaders from your destination and then train and invest in them to ensure they understand our exacting requirements. Everyone likes to brag about something and, well, we brag about our leaders!

This is why:

  • 9.74 out 10: The average rating for our expeditions leaders from students across all of our expeditions.
  • 95% of teachers and students state our ‘Local Leader’ was important to the overall expedition experience.
  • 100% of students rated them as enthusiastic!

Put simply, our expeditions leaders are experts in their own countries and they bring an enthusiasm and energy to our expeditions that a UK Mountain Leader simply can’t match. Our leaders know the culture, the local languages, the politics, the geography, the trek routes, the evacuation routes, the flora, the fauna.

In the words of one of our teachers:

The Expedition has been amazing and better than I could possibly have imagined. Undoubtedly a few of the boys have been pushed out of their comfort zone, which of course is partly the aim, but then others have adapted to it like a duck to water! The chief guides we had were excellent and clearly specifically chosen for the age of the children. Between the 2 of them they had climbed Mount Kenya and Kilimanjaro over 700 times....enough said!

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