We might feel as if the world has shrunk, its last frontiers long since mapped. Yet there remain pristine peaks whose capacity to steal your breath away is undiminished. Journeys to these pinnacles promise to test your limits, but in return, reward you with a deep sense of accomplishment – not to mention spectacular views.
This is something more and more people are discovering, as climbing grows in popularity, even earning its debut as an Olympic event in 2021. It should come as no surprise: the pursuit has the capacity to reconnect people with the outdoors and each other, while boosting their physical and mental wellbeing. How better to re-embrace the natural world after so long locked down?
A&K has been leading private trekking and mountaineering expeditions to the world’s most remote wildernesses for decades. We follow in the boot steps and crampon pocks of the pioneering adventurers of old – so that our clients can feel what it’s like to be on top of the world, in every sense.
With our Ultra Luxury expeditions, you enjoy the ultimate in bespoke adventuring. As you tackle cloud-piercing peaks, such as those of the Himalaya, the Alps or the Andes, you have passionate experts at your side. When it’s time to rest up for the night, your base is an exclusive camp designed to your requirements. When you need to ‘refuel’, dine on cuisine tailored to your tastes by an expedition chef. These are comforts and luxuries well earned.
To give you more insight and inspiration, we spoke to one of A&K’s leading expedition mountaineers, Ben McCullough.