Directed by Sandy Allan, Team Ascent courses are led by qualified leaders. In almost all cases these are members of the International Federation of Mountain Guide Association (IFMGA). This body sets the standards for training and assessment of mountain guides world wide.
Sometimes for UK based walking and less technical climbing courses we employ UK Mountain Instructors. We select these instructors with care and all hold qualifications governed by the United Kingdom Mountain Training Board and many of these are members of the Association of Mountain Instructors (AMI). For walking holidays in the Alps we employ international European mountain leaders to work on non glaciated terrain. In Nepal, Pakistan and Tibet we utilize the services of local people, and in almost all cases employ our very experienced team of Nepalise Sherpas, many of whom have worked on Everest and other 8000m peaks.They have worked at High Altitude for most of their lives and are truly the backbone of all our commercial high altitude expeditions.
We provide a range of services which include walking/trekking, scrambling, rock climbing, winter mountaineering, ice and mixed winter climbing, survival skills, ski mountaineering, Alpine and greater ranges climbing, filming and industrial work at height safety advice.
For the industrial sector we provide Industrial Work at Height consultancy, rescue and safety services.
Sandy’s acclaimed book “In Some Lost Place” giving his account of his ascent of Nanga Parbat’s Mazeno Ridge is now available. The book is available in bookshops or online at Amazon.