Local qualified mountaineering guides are used on our mountaineering courses. Support staff are hired from local communities are treated fairly and are paid a fair wage.
It is our policy to protect the fragile mountain environments in the areas we run courses. We carefully dispose of all waste. All non-organic waste is carried out and organic waste is buried at a suitable depth. Food is purchased locally and we use food products with minimum packaging, and encourage cooking with Andean products. We cook with gas and use recyclable glass as opposed to plastic wherever possible.
We are also now supporting the UK registered chairty Amantani. As this charity is very much in keeping with our ethos of small scale, targetted help which is educational & sustainabale. HuchuyYachaq is the other main Peruvian charity we support by paying a for a full time teacher. A % of all our income goes to support those projects.