Thursday 29 May 2008

Expect the Unexpected With Abercrombie & Kent’s Extreme Adventures Collection

Imagine………..challenging temperatures, soaring altitudes, pounding G forces and barren deserts – this is adventure travel taken to a new stratosphere as innovative, global travel company Abercrombie & Kent (A&K) launches their Extreme Adventures collection of experiential travel options.

With a portfolio of 18 expeditions to chose from, adventure travellers can expect the unexpected and prepare to be exhilarated!

For those looking for a new, exciting experience, this is the portfolio that offers an extensive and exclusive range of stimulating and challenging options. Be prepared to push personal boundaries, harness physical and mental endurance, survive the elements and test individual capability. These itineraries are definitely not for the faint hearted!

Whether in the atmosphere, under water, at altitude or at the end of the earth, A&K's Extreme Adventures begin where others finish. With an elite group of highly trained, skilled and experienced adventure guides at the helm, every experience is set to thrill! Think a mock-dog fight at 4Gs in a Hawker Hunter fighter jet in South Africa; an 18 day trek to the South Pole; diving with whale sharks in Belize; scaling the western breach of Kilimanjaro; dog sledding in the High Arctic or camel trekking with the Bedouin in Jordan's Eastern Desert; any expedition is sure to be a one off, memorable life changing adventure.

A&K introduces Mats Forsberg who has led most of the world's leading polar bear researchers and BBC documentary expeditions into the extreme Arctic wilderness. Mats has explored the region solo on skis and joins our adventurers in Norway on the trail of the polar bear. In East Africa, Toby Fenwick-Wilson leads A&K guests into unknown territory in the deserts of Northern Kenya where he recently finished a walk of 560km. His bush knowledge and sensitivity to tribal cultures make him an instinctive choice for the Uncharted Frontiers adventure. Climbers of Mt. Everest in Nepal will be joined by Pasang Temba Sherpa, one of the area's most sought-after professional trekking guides. He has averaged about four trips a year since 1985 and has unsurpassed trekking experience. In New Zealand, Mark Everard is one of the country's best outdoor guides and joins adventurers on an adrenalin-pumping ride of white water, jetboats, mountain hikes and bungee jumps. These are just a few of the exceptional characters leading A&K's exciting new adventures.

Born of a pioneering spirit nearly half a century ago, A&K has always had a vision and desire for travellers to experience the world in a way few others ever had. Supported by A&K's bedrock of knowledge, expertise and reputation, their Extreme Adventures collection will deliver an extreme experience! To ensure safety and reassurance, each adventure comes with its own rating, ranging from mild to severe. These ratings take into account temperature, topography, altitude and other pertinent factors that may need to be considered to guarantee an amazing, but appropriate, extreme experience.

A&K's Australasian Managing Director, Sujata Raman said, "Abercrombie & Kent is proud to launch Extreme Adventures, another exciting innovation in the world of experiential and extreme travel. This collection is sure to thrill and we urge a visit to to whet that adventure appetite!"


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Abercrombie & Kent is the world's leading luxury travel business. Founded as a luxury safari company in Africa in 1962, A&K has grown into an international travel group employing 3000 staff in more than 100 countries. A&K organises private, tailored and escorted travel to every corner of the globe and also has a wholly-owned portfolio of cruise boats, luxury lodges, tented camps, hotels, and all-terrain vehicles. A&K Australia brings the whole gamut of this seamless A&K global commitment to bear on travel arrangements. Whether travelling solo, as a couple, with a family or in an escorted group, A&K should be the first port of call if quality and value is crucial to a holiday. Luxury, learning, adventure, professionalism and attention to detail are the A&K calling cards. Abercrombie & Kent. Inspiring experiences. Visit

Five times A&K has been voted "World's Best Tour Operator and Safari Outfitter" by the readers of Travel + Leisure Magazine. The company was also chosen as "World's Leading Luxury Specialist Tour Operator" by travel professionals from 80,000 travel agencies in over 200 countries at the World Travel Awards in New York. The travel agents who read Recommend Magazine voted A&K "Best Africa/Middle East Tour Operator." Abercrombie & Kent operates in more than 100 countries on all seven continents.

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