Experience Quest

Quest prides itself on having the highest standards, not only with the quality of our projects and expeditions, but equally with the safety, backup and professionalism with which we prepare and support our operations.

  • Quest is British Standard BS 8848 compliant and was the first dedicated volunteering organisation to achieve this status after peer assessment by an independent body.
  • All project sites have been visited and inspected personally by Quest directors, and are regularly visited by Quest staff to ensure risk assessments, sustainability and local relationships are maintained to the highest level.
  • Expedition routes are annually reviewed by senior operations staff, as well as constantly being updated by expedition leaders.
  • Quest is an Associate Corporate Member of the Royal Geographical Society.
  • Our overseas leaders are vetted thoroughly and are leaders in their field. They have extensive knowledge and experience of the countries and activities our trips involve. They are carefully selected and undertake training both in the UK and overseas. This is to ensure we have the highest quality of leaders, with regard to their knowledge, enthusiasm and professionalism.
  • Our medical back up is second to none, with Dr Jon Dallimore of Wilderness Medical Training operating as our primary consultant, advising on all participants' medical information when they apply, as well as being on call for any incident during a project or expedition. Further to this, our network of doctors and private clinics on the ground ensures we have the best medical support realistically possible at all times.
  • Quest has a long standing relationship with insurance brokers Campbell Irvine, and together we have developed a specific policy for participants to be completely covered for all activities whilst on our projects and expeditions.
  • Our operations and risk assessments abide 100% by Foreign Office advice, as well as taking into account local information from our extensive network of contacts on the ground.
  • We are on call in the UK 24 hours a day, 7 days a week whilst teams are overseas, so can be contacted any time of the day or night.
  • Quest Overseas complies with UK Tour Operator regulations, where companies are required to keep paticipants' funds in reserve until their trip actually takes place.
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