Overseas expeditions

Why choose Overseas expeditions with Carnegie Great outdoors

  • We are part of Leeds Beckett University with over 12 years' experience working with external clients and groups
  • We hold Public Liability Insurance of £25,000,000
  • We provide all specialist outdoor activity equipment, which is thoroughly checked, cleaned, serviced and maintained by our team. We hold trade accounts with the leading outdoor equipment manufacturers and replace our activity equipment in line with manufacturer and National Governing Body Guidelines
  • We tailor our activities to meet your personal aims and objectives, or to fit the requirements of the group; meeting curriculum requirements, corporate learning aims, identified skill sets or learning objectives 

Past expeditions

Mera Peak Trekking and Climbing Expedition 

In October and November 2018 our team led a 22-day trekking and climbing expedition in the Himalayas for the Royal British Legion; which involved a challenging circular trek and ascent of the significant Mera Peak at 6476 metres above sea level on Remembrance Sunday, marking the centenary of the end of the First World War. The view from the Mera Peak summit is one of the best in the Himalayas with a view of five of the world's six highest peaks. The team consisted of serving military wounded, injured and sick (WIS) personnel and veterans who took part in the expedition as part of their psychological and physical recovery. The expedition members were almost all novice mountaineers with little, or no expedition experience and we ran training preparation events in Scotland, North Wales and the Lake District which included physical preparation, technical mountain training and teambuilding. 

Mera Peak is an ideal first Himalayan Peak for those with a good level of fitness and a keen sense of adventure. The mountain is a straightforward easy angled glacier ascent with a short steep rope length climb to gain the summit. This trek requires good teamwork and patience to overcome the obstacles involved which include an abseil and some sections of fixed ropes, all carefully safeguarded by CGO the CGO team and our partner Sherpas. 

View of Mera from Kothey Village

Cotopaxi Mountaineering Expedition

In May and June 2014 our team led a mountaineering challenge in the Ecuadorian Andes for The Royal British Legion. The expedition aim was to climb five peaks culminating with the ascent of one of the world’s highest active volcanoes, Cotopaxi at 5,897 metres. The team who took part consisted of serving and new veteran soldiers, MPs from the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Mountaineering and representatives from the expedition key sponsors, Coventry Building Society. 

The expedition was a demanding 18-day challenge of considerable difficulty operating at very high altitudes which tested the team to their limits. Whilst one of the peaks could not be attempted due to new snow depth and avalanche danger, the four remaining peaks saw success with team members on all summits including a very tough 10 hour ascent of the main objective of Cotopaxi. There was a great sense of camaraderie within the team and they worked superbly well together throughout the entire expedition experience. The main aim of the expedition was to raise awareness of The Royal British Legion’s Battle Back Centre at Lilleshall and the fantastic work that takes place there. In the process the team also raised over £7,000 in direct support of the Centre. 


Everest Base Camp Expedition

In October 2009 our team led a 24-day expedition in the Himalayas. The team flew to Kathmandu where they undertook voluntary work with The Self-Help Group for Cerebral Palsy before completing a 16-day trek to the Everest Base Camp. The group continued to the summit of Kala Patthar which stands at 5,644 metres above sea level and from where Everest is visible. 

All sessions are run by our friendly instructors who:

  • Hold specialist qualifications issued by the National Governing Body for each of the activities
  • Have excellent working knowledge of the activity locations
  • Are DBS enhanced checked
  • Hold a specialist 16-hour Outdoor Emergency First Aid qualification which is renewed every three years and covers the care of casualties in remote settings, in line with Government HSE regulations
  • Hold professional indemnity insurance
  • Have extensive experience working with a variety of client groups in the outdoors
  • Have a sound understanding of the outdoor sector including relevant legislation
  • Maintain a high standard of customer care