Terms & Conditions

  1. A deposit of £300 per person is required to secure a booking with the completed and signed booking form. A smaller deposit is required for bookings made more than 6 months ahead.
  2. The balance is due no later than 42 days before the start of the course or guided days.
  3. If you cancel:-
    Prior to 43 days before commencement; loss of deposit.
    Less than 43 days 100% of the guiding fee.
    Cancellation insurance is recommended.
  4. The right to cancel a booking is reserved. This would be for unavoidable circumstances only and in this case a full refund will be offered, alternative dates or a replacement guide/ instructor arranged. If a course fails to attract enough people the course maybe cancelled with a full refund offered or an alternative course offered. The course is guaranteed to run if it has not been cancelled 30 days before the commencement date.
  5. Insurance- Rescue / travel insurance is your own responsibility and is mandatory. Insurance against injury or death and loss of earnings is strongly recommended.
  6. Mountaineering, climbing and skiing all carry the risk of injury or death. Using a fully qualified IFMGA guide reduces this risk but cannot eliminate it totally. Signing this declaration implies your understanding and acceptance of this risk. Your attention is drawn to the British Mountaineering Council’s participation statement. (See BMC)
  7. The guide will endeavour to complete the itinerary proposed but must reserve the right to change this for reasons of safety or in the case of bad weather or snow conditions.
  8. If due to bad weather, snow conditions or other unavoidable problems the itinerary proposed must be changed and the changes include extra costs not included in the price quoted course participants may be asked to contribute to any short fall.
  9. The person making the booking must ensure other participants read and accept these conditions.
  10. Loaned or hired equipment must be returned in a reasonable condition or the repair or replacement cost will be charged.
  11. No liability can be accepted for services provided by a third party even if it is recommended by Graham McMahon or somebody working on his behalf.
  12. If you have reason to complain about a service that is provided you are expected to raise it at the time or as soon as possible during your trip to give time to try and solve the problem. If the complaint is unresolved to your satisfaction during the trip put it in writing within 28 days.
  13. If a dispute arises and there is recourse to legal proceedings English law will govern any litigation.
Graham McMahon • International Mountain Guide