Andes Website : Climbing, Skiing, Trekking and Guidebooks in South America

Scheduled Expeditions Calendar 2022-23

This page has a complete list of our currently scheduled Expeditions, through to mid 2023 with links to further information pages for each individual trip.

CORONAVIRUS. Given the current worldwide crisis our scheduled expeditions may be subject to updates and changes. But any bookings made with us are fully refundable if we (or you) have to cancel due to any national or regional government coronavirus restrictions, either in your home country or in the Andes. This guarantee does not include if you personally become ill or have to isolate due to a close personal contact. CORONAVIRUS.

You may also want to take a look at the  Expeditions & Explorations Page  which lists many expeditions in South America which ANDES have run in the past and which we can organise and/or lead again.

Courses & Expeditions in South America

EXPEDITION Dates Duration Grade "ANDES" Leader Fee Estimated TOTAL COST
including airfares from the UK and all local logistics costs
Patagonia Ski Explorer expedition Patagonia Ski Explorer 20th September - 3rd October 2022 14 days 1A 2145
 4 spaces
Cachani, Peru Expedition Peru 6000m 29th October - 10th November 2022 13 days 1A/B 2095
 1 space
Tres Cruces Chile mountian expedition Tres Cruces 19th November - 11th December 2022 23 days 2C 2495
 2 spaces
Ojos del Salado worlds highest volcano climbing expedition Ojos del Salado 22nd January - 11th February 2023 21 days 2C 2495
 3 spaces
First aascents, unclimbed peaks in Peru expedition First Ascents in Peru 30th April -17th May 2023 18 days 4B 2595
 3 spaces
Chilean Volcanoes 6000m - Arica Area Chile Volcanoes 6000m+ 20th May - 5th June 2023 17 days 1A/2A 2395
 3 spaces
Peru SKi Explorer expedition Peru Ski Explorer 8th - 24th June 2023 17 days 2B 2295
 4 spaces


The expeditions listed here are based on clients paying John Biggar a Leader Fee and then booking their own flights. We can help you to select appropriate flights. The fee for leadership and instruction payable to John Biggar is fixed and includes all the leaders expenses. On the mountain we'll provide all tents, cooking equipment and food, plus any communal climbing kit necessary such as ropes.

Local travel and accommodation services will be organised by John Biggar/ANDES. However clients pay directly for all their own local costs such as permits, hotels, vehicle transport & meals. These are payable directly, at cost, with some items paid for personally and some items (e.g. 4x4 hire) shared equally by the whole group. We give an estimate of these costs below based on a group size of 3 or 4 clients - "Estimated Local Costs". For more details about these costs please read the individual trip pages (click on the links below) or see our  Accommodation and Travel Costs  page.

Note that airfares and local costs in these tables are only estimated.  Airfares are given from the UK, where the majority of our customers are based, using best guesses for economy class airfares in the year to come. The Estimated Local Costs are based on shared accommodation (mainly double rooms) and a group size of 3 or 4 to share travel costs, (e.g. mule and/or 4x4 costs). How much you actually pay for these items will depend on a variety of factors. For example your choice of airline & travel class, your choice of single vs. shared hotel room.  Also, for example, vehicle rental or private transfer costs may be more or less than our estimate if there is a smaller or larger group to share the cost. Our estimates are based on a group size of 3 or 4 clients.

Grades Explained

What's Included and What's Not Included


Risk Assessments