Extreme Vacations: Remember What ‘Trip of a Lifetime’ Really Means?

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Taking a ‘trip of a lifetime’ is something of a cliché but should you be looking to journey to some of the most dramatic places on earth, trek through rainforests and desert plains, hike great mountain ranges, and experience the extremes of the Poles—that’s probably what you’re looking for.

Described as the Savile Row of adventure travel due to its bespoke and personalized service, Momentum Adventure organizes tailor made tours to some of the most unchartered areas of the globe.

Types of expeditions vary from sub zero experiences such as managing a dog team on the South Pole, sleeping in ice caves, heading to Sweden’s Polar Research Centre or skiing on pioneering trails into Lebanon. For something warmer you could try surviving in the Wilderness of Mongolia’s mountain ranges, jungle trekking in Borneo, or canoeing in the Yukon.

Due to the high level of personalized service, the company takes no more than twelve trips a year, each of them tailor-made for the most discerning of clients and following detailed preparation. Safety comes in small numbers and groups are made up of no more than six clients per trip.

Founded by explorer and adventurer Matthew Robertson who started the business following his love of exploration and his adventures with the world’s leading adventure guides.

Clients receive one-to-one consultations with Matthew and the team who have intimate knowledge of the destination. Every piece of requisite equipment includes top-of-the-range clothing as well as professional expedition photography as a memento of the journey.

Matthew accompanies the majority of the trips that are tailored according to each client’s needs and requirements. Trips are open to all fitness levels and even Matt recently received an enquiry for the Arctic from a family with two children—one who was only five years old.

Momentum Travel’s guides are expert leaders in their field: the Arctic guide Dave Pearce, for example, is head safety expert for Bear Grylls’ television documentaries and mountain guide John Falkiner has worked on over 70 films including James Bond’s Goldeneye as a skier, athlete, and stuntman.

So ditch the hotel pool or planning another vacation spent lying on the beach and bring back the true meaning of a ‘trip of a lifetime.’

Journeys start from approximately £5,000 per person approximately


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