Enquiring about a trip?
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|Contact Alpine Exploratory|
|Phone||+44 (0)131 214 1144|
63A George Street
9am to 6pm UK time
Monday to Friday
|December 2018||Our times are as normal this month until Christmas and New Year. We finish for Christmas on Friday 21 December and the office re-opens at 9am on Thursday 3 January. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! As our 2018 season has finished, as of 23 September, we stick to the office hours above: once our 2019 season starts (4 May) we'll switch to our on-call hours of 8am to 8pm UK time which is 9-9 in the Alps and Norway.|
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 US, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Please use our national-rate numbers for a cheaper call:
|Alpine Exploratory's national numbers|
|Australia||02 8319 2266 calling to Sydney|
|Canada||416-548-4819 calling to Toronto|
|New Zealand||04 889 4515 calling to Wellington|
|USA||646-757-1102 calling to New York|
|Alpine Exploratory's other ways to call|
We are fully geared up for payments and postage 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 email@example.com or to your contact person. Please see the Key Notes in your folder for further details. Thank you.
Our office in Edinburgh
We are a small team working in our office in Edinburgh, UK. We moved to Edinburgh in 2015 from Settle in the Yorkshire Dales, where latterly we had a 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 near the corner with Frederick Street.
If coming from Edinburgh airport, take the airport express bus 100 to its Princes Street stop 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.
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!
Edinburgh is a decent place to buy outdoor gear. 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!
Guided and Self-Guided Holidays - see them all
Ways to keep up to date
Photos from trips
After our research trips we make a page of photos, and this has become our blog.
|Facebook for photos|
|Instagram for photos|
We send email newsletters each season with details of new explorations and new routes.
The Alpine Exploratory team
Meet Ailsa, Allan, Anna-Maria, Chrissie, Joy, Kathy, Keith, Lucy, Ollie, Pete, Rachel, Rob, Simon, Steph, Suze and Tim!