(Alta Via 1) Snow patches in the Dolomites

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Please fill in the Enquiry form to the right and we'll email you back - or if you prefer, please email or call us. Thanks!

Contact Alpine Exploratory
Email info@alpineexploratory.com
Phone +44 (0)131 214 1144
Post Alpine Exploratory
63A George Street
United Kingdom
Our times 9am to 6pm UK time
Monday to Friday

February 2018
Our times are as normal this month. We wish everyone a great 2018.

Open to the world
Since Alpine Exploratory started in 2005 we have loved getting to know our clients from around the world. Along with the UK, our best-represented countries are the USA, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Please use our national-rate numbers for a cheaper call:

Alpine Exploratory's national numbers
Australia 02 8319 2266 (Sydney)
Canada 416-548-4819 (Toronto)
New Zealand 04 889 4515 (Wellington)
USA 646-757-1102 (New York)

We are fully geared up for payments and postage overseas:

Booking from overseas

Contacting us from your trip?

When our trips are running we are on call from 8am to 8pm in the UK (9am to 9pm in the Alps). Please email or call us in the normal ways. Often email is best, to info@alpineexploratory.com or to your contact person. Please see the Key Notes in your folder for further details. Thank you.

Our base in Edinburgh

We are a little team working in our office in Edinburgh in the UK. We moved to Edinburgh in early 2015, from Settle in the Yorkshire Dales where latterly we had a small shop on the market place.

How to reach us
We are a 10-minute walk from Edinburgh's main station, Waverley. There are direct trains from London King's Cross, Glasgow (Central and Queen Street) and Manchester Piccadilly. Walk West along Princes Street, take the second right up Hanover Street and then, at the top of the hill, go Left on George Street. Find us at number 63A.

If coming from Edinburgh airport, take the main airport bus 100 to Princes Street and walk up to George Street. Or, take the tram to Princes Street. Edinburgh has direct flights from the US, Canada, other UK cities and the whole of Europe.

Local walking
The West Highland Way start town, Milngavie, is a direct train ride from Edinburgh Waverley station. While Glasgow and its airport are generally easier for the West coast of Scotland including both the WHW and the Great Glen Way too, please do use Edinburgh before your trip. If you fancy calling in to say hello, please let us know and we'll give you tea or coffee!

Outdoor equipment
Edinburgh is a decent place to buy outdoor gear, albeit not a patch on Munich! (We love Globetrotter and Schuster there.) A block from the Alpine Exploratory office is a branch of Cotswold Outdoors, a chain of gear shops in the UK. We have a discount with Cotswold; the code comes in your info pack. Also on Rose Street is Tiso over 4 floors, and around the corner on Frederick Street is The North Face.

Equipment - our kit list

Please contact us any time. Thank you!

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After our research trips we make a page of photos, and this has become our blog.


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The Alpine Exploratory team

Meet Simon, Chrissie, Lucy, Ollie, Suze, Ailsa, Anna-Maria, Pete, Stewart, Allan, Joy, Keith, Tim, Rob, John and Buster!

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