Your deposit is non-refundable
The balance of the fee will be due one calendar month before the start of the course/guiding. If the booking is made within a month of the course/guiding, please send the full fee with the booking form.
If you cancel for any reason and we cannot fill your date, we will expect you to pay the full fee as arranged and claim from your insurance company as appropriate.
If we cancel for any reason, we will refund all your money.
Climbing, hill walking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. By returning the booking form, you are stating that you accept these risks and that you are responsible for your own actions.
You must have suitable insurance cover - standard holiday insurance does not cover for adventurous activities. Both of the following providers offer flexible packages at competitive rates for a wide variety of activities.
The British Mountaineering Council (we are part of the BMC insurance affiliate scheme, and we benefit financially if you book your BMC insurance using this link)
For Alpine Guiding and Ski Guiding, in addition to the guiding fees you will need to pay for cable cars and overnights in mountain huts, and you will pay these same expenses for Chris. Prices in each hut vary, but bed and half board is usually 55-85€ per person, with guides being charged a lower rate (around 40-60€). The Reciprocal Rights card gives reduced rates in huts managed by the Alpine Clubs of France, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Holland, South Tyrol, Austria and Spain, and is available to BMC members. You have to pay for the card (£40 in 2018, and it runs January to December), but it will pay for itself in just a few hut nights. Members of the Alpine Club will also be given a reduced rate. Hut fees are paid in the local currency, and many huts accept credit cards. Cable cars cost between 30€ and 65€ for a return ticket. You will also need to pay for travel to the Alps, insurance, and food and accommodation when in the valley.