Affiliate Disclosure

Updated: March 20, 2021

Last updated: 24 November 2020

Mountain IQ helps adventure-seekers plan and book travel to some of the most popular mountain destinations around the World.

In addition to our Tours, our aim is to provide up-to-date and comprehensive Guides on trekking and climbing adventures and Gear. In doing so we hope to promote responsible tourism that conserves the cultural heritage and natural environment of the planet.

There are of course obvious running costs for this website which we try to cover through the use of partnerships, advertising and affiliates. For the purposes of full disclosure and transparency, here is an overview on the types of commercial relationships we have on our website.


A key part of our website are our climbing and trekking tour offers. All tour companies recommended by Mountain IQ have been vetted by our team and are chosen based on their superior service delivery, safety standards and responsible travel characteristics. When you book a tour via Mountain IQ we receive a commission as an authorised agent of our partners.


If you see an advert on Mountain IQ it will be clearly marked as either ‘sponsored’ or have the recognisable Google Adsense or Mediavine sign.

Product and Service Affiliates

We occasionally promote products and services on our website. When you click links and purchase a recommended product or service we sometimes receive a referral commission. You will not pay more when buying a product or service through our links, but your support in purchasing through these links enables us to maintain this site for future users, so thank you! Please note: all products and services recommended on this site are used and loved by ourselves, so we know you’ll be in good hands.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

If you have any questions regarding the above, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Many thanks for your support!

Mountain IQ Team

About the author 

Mark Whitman

Mark has trekked extensively in Asia, Europe, South America and Africa. He founded Mountain IQ in 2014 with the sole aim to be the best online information portal to some of the most popular mountain destinations around the world. When not writing for Mountain IQ, Mark is out exploring the outdoors with his wife!

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