Sustainable Tourism: Our policy
We attempt to embody sustainable tourism principles in our trips by trying to make only a positive impact on the economy, environment and society in the places we visit.
Helping the Local Economy
We aim to aid the Local Economy at a direct level as much as possible, through staffing and sourcing supplies locally wherever we can.
We minimise the use of plastic in our food and drink packaging and use suppliers that do similarly.
We encourage energy saving where possible in the use of group transport.
We leave equipment that can benefit the local community behind and always take some items over as gifts.
Preserving mountain environments
We operate in precious mountain environments and plan our camping trips accordingly, our company respects local access agreements and work on removing all waste, for example from high mountain huts. We put a lot of effort into informing our participants, both before and during their trip, about the impact they can have on a community and environment. Control of group size, national parks management plans and any other prevailing needs of the specific environment are respected on all of our trips.
Welfare of local human resources
In developing countries we work with responsible operators who look after their staff. Tour Operators we work with have a good understanding of these issues and consider them vital to long-term tourism in their local regions - a key reason to partner with them. Inexperienced people can underestimate the risks in mountain environments and so we use appropriately qualified leaders and guides who are aware of these risks and issues to help preserve our future rights to enjoy the mountains.