AC Guides celebrate a successful summit of Mount Everest after returning safely to Camp 2.

The friendly and companionable guides who make up the Adventure Consultants team are recognised as some of the most skilled and experienced mountaineers in the world. In addition to each of them having an extensive climbing background, our guides are qualified under the auspices of the highest qualifying body in mountain guiding; the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA/UIAGM).

We believe that you should always insist on internationally qualified guides as you would insist on the qualifications of any 
person to whom you invest so much responsibility in. The AC guides have individually taken their professions to the highest of levels, yet relish the opportunity to share the environment they are so passionate about and communicate this in an atmosphere of confidence and enjoyment. If there are any specific traits we encourage in our guiding staff, it is compatibility coupled with effective leadership. We know that good leadership translates into successful and safe experiences in the outdoor environment.

Leadership to us means being able to bring a group together for a common goal, with positive coaching and encouragement being highlights of the trip. These are the key aspects that set us apart and that enable us to consistently operate great adventures and expeditions. We are recognised as being amongst the best in the business, an accolade we continue to aspire 
to that provides our motivation for continual reflection and improvement. Whether you are considering your first foray into 
the mountain environment, or are returning for an intense expedition at the higher end of the scale, our guides do their very
 best to ensure you have an amazing time and achieve success!

CEO, IFMGA Mountain & Ski Guide
Mountain & Ski Guide
International Mountain Guide
IFMGA Mountain & Ski Guide
European Chief Guide, IFMGA Mountain & Ski Guide
IFMGA Mountain & Ski Guide
IFMGA Mountain & Ski Guide
IFMGA Mountain & Ski Guide
IFMGA Mountain and Ski Guide
Mountain & Ski Guide
IFMGA Mountain & Ski Guide
IFMGA Mountain & Ski Guide
IFMGA Mountain & Ski Guide
EPGAMT Mountain Guide
International Mountain Guide
Trekking Guide & NZMGA Assistant Ski Guide
Trekking and Ski Guide
A chorten decorated for a puja ceremony at Everest Base Camp.

"Good guides understand that part of the payoff is the opportunity to help create one of life’s most powerful experiences for someone they’ve just met. I salute the Guides of Adventure Consultants, who do just that every time they lead an expedition."

Dave Mauro, United States
An IFMGA AC Guide short-ropes a climber in the Watkins Mountains, Greenland.

"Steve judged the different characters on the expedition very well and everyone warmed to his clear but understated manner. His logistical management of both the equipment and provisions was faultless. His cheese cake was a dream!"

Graham Keene, New Zealand
A climber and Adventure Consultants guides Steve Moffat and Mike Roberts smile widely as they celebrate on the summit of Australasia's highest peak, Carstensz Pyramid.

"AC works to the highest level of professionalism and standards - the guides are the best I have seen in the mountains."

Glen Hodges, New Zealand
A guide moves in a rope team high above Plateau Hut, New Zealand.

"Our guides were absolutely amazing. Not only did they have great experience. They also had great understanding of group dynamics and how to take care and form a team. Our guides worked very well together making this trip a fantastic adventure."

Emma Svensson, Sweden
One of the AC Sherpa team smiles on the summit of Mount Lhotse, Nepal.
AC Sherpa Team

Almost always the strongest climbers on Himalayan expeditions, these highly skilled Sherpas are an integral part of our operation. Most of our Climbing Sherpas have all summitted Everest several times. They are a tight knit team representing the best of the best.