Courses: I price all of my courses on an instruction only basis. If I start to include accommodation or travel then this categorises me as a travel agent which I have got no aspirations to be!
On all courses I provide specialist equipment such as ropes, harnesses, helmets etc. I also provide you with a detailed kit list of the equipment that you will need to bring.
Our expeditions are very small scale, normally taking place once or twice a year to adventurous mountain locations around the world. Each expedition will have a higher than average pre-requirement and be in small group sizes. On every expedition there is a pre-requirement that members have done at least one other course or trip with us so that we can ensure that the team is of an equal ability as much as possible and to make sure we all have fun in safety! I lead these trips and organise the logistics, accommodation, local staff etc. My business is not set up as a tour operator and so I don't book flights on clients behalf and I may ask clients to pay for accommodation, food and travel direct to the local suppliers. This avoids me having to hold clients money and take out any form of bond. The advertised prices are normally inclusive of accommodation and food to make your budgeting easier. When you book the trip I will let you know how the payment needs to be organised and keep it as simple as possible for all concerned.
Sample Kit Lists
(you will receive a detailed kit list for your course when you book but this will give you a general idea prior to booking)
Summer Mountain (Walking or scrambling)
Rucksack – 30 to 40 litres
Walking Boots and Socks
Hat and Gloves
1 x spare gloves
1 x spare warm layer
Personal First Aid & sanitary supplies
Sunglasses and Sun Cream (weather dependant!)
Compass - we recommend a Silva Type 4
Add to the above
2 x extra gloves
1 x extra hat
Additional insulation layer such as a fleece or primaloft jacket
B1 (or above) rated boots - can be hired in Fort William
Axe, crampons and helmet - all of which we can lend you