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Alpine Ascents International Rated Best Mountain Guide Service on Earth

Alpine Ascents Named One of the Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth

"The World's First Authoritative Rating of Adventure Tour Operators"

National Gegrapic Adventure Magazine has named Alpine Ascents one of the Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth as of February 2009. Alpine Ascents is extremely proud of being rated Highest among all Mountain Guide Services, and especially at now being rated one of the top Overall Adventure Travel Companies in the World (with a 95.73 rating).

From National Geographic Adventure:

"For the second time in as many years, we’ve conducted an unprecedented survey of adventure travel companies, based on the idea that a traveler’s most important decision is not always where to go but who to go with. For the 2009 edition, we spoke to more guide services—and their clients—than ever before (248 in all). We contacted companies that lead 85,000 people a year and those that cater to a hundred. We surveyed paddling outfitters, trekking guides, safari specialists, and the ones that do it all. We evaluated companies that will take you places you’ve only dreamed of (the Tibetan Plateau, the Serengeti on foot) and those that specialize in your own backyard (the Grand Canyon, the Grand Tetons).

And after asking them the tough questions (Have you tested your risk management strategies? Are your guides trained to leave no trace?), we scored each one using criteria synonymous with National Geographic—environmental awareness, reliable service, local knowledge. Because in a time when travel dollars are stretched, it’s essential that an outfitter deliver the trip of a lifetime, the first time. These are the world’s leading travel specialists."

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