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Return to Kilimanjaro – the Big Red Nose Climb 2019
In 2009 a group of celebrities led by Gary Barlow climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and raised an incredible £3.5 million for Comic Relief. A decade later and the big Red Nose Climb is on again.
New Departures – Silk Road to Samarkand and Mountains of Lofoten, Norway
Due to demand we are adding new departures of two of our most popular group holidays in Uzbekistan and Norway.
Sue Lawty’s adventures in wild Zanskar at the Destinations Travel Show
Last year Sue Lawty successfully led our Wild Zanskar trek in this remote and fabled region of the Indian Himalaya. Accomplished artist, as well as experienced trek leader and adventurer, Sue will be presenting tales and images from her experiences in Zanskar at the Destinations Travel Show in London at the end of the month.
New brochure out now - celebrating our 32nd year of adventure
Our 2019 brochure is available now. It contains an incredible 150 holidays across 49 countries. We have introduced 31 new small group holidays and seven new destinations: Costa Rica, Reunion Island, Croatia, Georgia, Romania, Bulgaria and Zimbabwe.
Mountain Kingdoms visits Puzzlewood - Vote for your favourite image!
Vote for your favourite image! This week the Mountain Kingdoms team ventured out of the office on their Summer Away Day. Accompanied by professional photographer, David Broadbent, we visited mystical Puzzlewood, an ancient woodland site in the Forest of Dean. David showed us how to make the most of our cameras and how to capture unique and creative images.
Here are the results!
The end of an era – Michael Rutland retires from tour leading in Bhutan
After 16 years of leading cultural tours in Bhutan for Mountain Kingdoms, we are sad to say that Michael Rutland is finally taking a well-earned rest and retiring from the role.
Seraphina’s Arctic Challenge
At the end of last month our ever adventurous Reservations Manager, Seraphina, completed an Arctic marathon on skis to help raise thousands of pounds for a breast cancer charity. Here she is at the end of the epic challenge (pictured centre in a purple jacket).
Giving some Christmas joy to Romanian families
For several years our Flights Manager, April, has been sending Christmas ‘shoe boxes’ full of toys, colouring books, pens, toiletries and other practical items to orphans and disadvantaged families in Romania. But this year April, together with other members of Charfield Chapel, travelled to Romania to distribute the boxes in person.
Steve Berry’s book, ‘Straight up’ - add it to your reading list!
Full of tales of high mountain adventures, encounters with bears, escapes from avalanches, summit successes and failures, near death accidents and blossoming romances.
New Brochure - Celebrating 30 Years as Walking, Trekking & Adventure Specialists
On 1st September 1987 Steve Berry and his business partner opened for business in a little attic office in Bristol. In those far off days we were called Himalayan Kingdoms, as the Himalaya was, and remains to this day, Steve's favourite corner of the world.
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