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Terms & Conditions...

Participation statement

When you climb or walk with us you should have read and understood the participation statement by the British Mountaineering Council:
“Mountaineering and associated activities, by their nature, involve an element of risk, which cannot be totally eliminated. Every care is taken to ensure the safety and well being of participants. However, adventurous activities do involve the acceptance of risk and of responsibility for the consequences of one’s actions.”

All bookings are taken on the understanding that participants will observe and follow the safety instructions given by the guide/instructor.


Medical conditions and rescues

You will also give your consent for emergency medical treatment:
“I agree to authorize Ben Bradford (or associates), during the course/activity to approve such medical treatment as is deemed necessary in an emergency and/or in accordance with the recommendations of a qualified medical practitioner.”

It is vital that you communicate with us if you have any medical information that might affect your participation during our course/trip. This information is strictly confidential and is never disclosed without your permission. Failure to disclose this information prior to the start date may result in us having to refuse your participation.

You must have adequate medical insurance for your trip, including helicopter rescue and repatriation. Please bring your insurance card or documents with you at the beginning of the course.


Booking

Any contract between the client and Vertical Frontiers Ltd shall be governed in all respects by English Law. Only English Courts shall have jurisdiction in relation to any claim or dispute arising out of or connected with any such contract.

Bookings are confirmed upon receipt of a deposit and medical form for each participant. Full payment must be confirmed 60 days prior to your trip date. If you fail to pay after that date then your trip will be cancelled and no refund will be given.

We are unable to accept bookings for under eighteens unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.


Expenses and trip costs

The majority of our trips are run on a guiding only basis, and expenses such as lift costs, hut fees, travel and other such expenses are not included in your invoice from us. This means we can be as flexible as possible with our itineraries and pass on any savings to you.

You will need to cover these expenses during your trip. Most of our trip pages have a expenses breakdown, and you can contact us with any questions.

 


Cancellation:

If you wish to cancel your course please do so in writing via email.

If you cancel your course with 90 or more days notice we will refund the full course fee, less the deposit.

With 90 – 30 days cancellation notice we will refund 50% of the course fee, less the deposit.

With 30 days or less cancellation notice we reserve the right to retain the full course fee.

If we cancel your course then we will refund you the full course fee. Courses cancelled due to bad weather (see below) are not liable for any refund.


 Bad weather/conditions policy:

Weather and conditions often dictate that for safety reasons, or to give you the best chance of success, we might have to change the programme without notice. Due to weather or conditions we reserve the right to not even attempt the route or mountain at all.

Your safety, and the safety of your guides is our highest priority.

In all cases, no postponement or refund will be applicable. But we will do our best to take you to a different area/mountain, whilst still providing you with a challenge and a memorable trip.

Before booking your trip, you should think about what your plan B might be in case the main objective is not achievable. This might be new skills learnt or practiced, or different peaks climbed.

Any costs associated with a change of itinerary are not included in the price, including travel, accommodation and lift fees for example.


 Equipment:

It is your responsibility to look after any equipment on loan or hire during the course. We reserve the right to claim full equipment costs due to loss or damage.


Photos

From time to time we place photos we take during courses on our website or on social media, if you would rather stay anonymous then please let us know.

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