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"I recently came back from the Elbrus trip and it was one the best experiences I've ever had. Certainly worth trying to push yourself and try something that seems mad...The journey started with summer work and then at uni searching for something good to look forward to.

Then it finally arrived, trip to Russia a few days with someone I hadn't met before, who turned out to be a great trekking partner and an amazing guide who I'd love to meet again. I would definitely recommend this trip with the BEC. (Ollie 2018)


"Couldn't have asked for a better team, Bruce (Guide) and the guys we're absolutely fantastic! Safety on the mountain was always thoroughly planned out, we had fun and they also took thorough care of us. Food was fantastic!"


"The information and support from the guides on expedition was excellent.  Good full briefings by our guide before each day. Cannot thank all the guides, cooks, porters enough for their tremendous team effort in all that was involved here. EXCEPTIONAL. Had porters coming back up mountain to relieve bags from us on descent from the peak!"


"The trip was fantastic!  The flights were great and the Hotel was a very good place to stay as we met lots of people who were also climbing, or had climbed. Our guides Bruce and Farou were very helpful and supportive, along with the porter team who seemed to have endless energy.  The food they manage to produce along the route is incredible! We felt very special to have our own "facilities" tent - there were a few jealous looks from other climbers!

So definitely a good trip and will certainly be recommending you to anyone else who wished to climb Kilimanjaro.

(Kirsty - 2017)




"I have now taken part in two expeditions with the BEC and can honestly say the preparation and organisation of these trips are fantastic. I have done Kilimanjaro and Machu Picchu and enjoyed every second of these adventures. The chef's go above and beyond catering for my dietary requirements (coeliac) which is something I worried about! I would use this company over and over because I have peace of mind with the preparation. All questions no matter how silly are answered so your mind is at rest. A fantastic adventure organised so well

(Jane 2018).


"Got back from Machu Picchu about 3 weeks now and still buzzing! Everything was so well organised from the flights, hotel, the trek and an optional activity day. I loved every bit of it and the whole process was very convenient - would recommend to anyone and will definitely book again. Thank you Jonathan"


"I have already done Kilimanjaro and Machu Picchu with the BEC which were absolutely amazing and I have just recently come back from the Grand Canyon & Vegas organised through the BEC, I absolutely loved it and would definitely recommend it! It was definitely an experience I will remember forever!" (Alicia - 2018)


"This Machu Picchu trip was a once in a lifetime expedition an amazing high quality trip. The guides were outstanding, there is literally nothing I can fault. It all felt very professional and safe, and the tour guides and porters were exceptional. They provided us with unlimited knowledge of the Incas and were always able to answer our questions in perfect English. The expedition food was also amazing and plentiful, we had 3 course meals that included stuffed avocados, fresh trout, quinoa salads and fried chicken.


"I recently came back from the Elbrus trip and it was one the best experiences I've ever had"

It was a lovely experience and everything was really well organised... from the hotel to the Incra Trail trek to the white water rafting activity day (Flavia 2018).


"Thank you for the incredible opportunity. It truly is the hardest but best experience ever!"


"Kilimanjaro was absolutely amazing! The guides and porters were INCREDIBLE.

Bruce was beyond amazing. I mean I really think he is a cut above and we

were so happy he was our leader. The organisation was second to none. I got

on brilliantly with the others in the group and we all fell in love with our

porters who just made the most wonderful team. The hotel was awesome and all

the staff there too were incredible. "


"The whole expedition went very smoothly. I really enjoyed the trip up Kili and I thought you did a brilliant job. The team spirit within our group was one of the best I have ever experienced and the porters (plus Bruce) were very accommodating and always on hand to support our needs. I thought they were outstanding. I was immensely impressed with the organisation and all elements of the trip. I have so wanted to do Kilimanjaro for some years and I was thrilled to have had the experience through you and BEC."


"A fantastic trip, fantastic people and fantastic memories. Thank you for

facilitating this opportunity for myself and others. I certainly feel that without your poster hitting me smack between the eyes when it did, I may not have embarked on this specific adventure to Kilimanjaro."


"I have recently returned from the Kilimanjaro climb. It was an experience I'll never forget and I felt taken care of from the moment I paid my deposit to the moment I got home. Can't fault the BEC at all and would travel with them again."


We always ask our groups for feedback and here are just a few extracts from the past few years.

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