The way I like to work is to offer a personalized offer based on our interactions, by email, phone or in person when possible. This allows me to ensure our project ideally suits your motivations and experience / fitness level.
I will specify the price when we decide on the project itself, depending on the technical and physical difficulty of the itinary, the number of persons and the date. Price will respect local customs, in particular those of my colleagues at GuidesValais . Prices usually cover guiding fees only. Transportation, accommodation and other costs must be covered by the participants, including the part of the mountain guide at all times of the outing.
Once we confirm dates, the project engage both parties and part of the fee will be due in case of cancellation, with the exceptions of medical emergencies or COVID restrictions (25% in case of cancellation 10 to 30 jours ahead of the outing, 50% for 3 to 9 jours ahead, 75% at less than 48h).
The program is likely to change to adapt to external conditions (weather, snow, ...) and to the technical and physical level of the participants. I will always strive to propose the best possible alternative, possibly in a different mountain range if constraints allow. During the outing itself, I am also entitled to change the itinary or turn around if needed to ensure our safety. In such cases, prices may or may not be adjusted, in accordance to local customs.
Climbing, mountaineering and off piste skiing are genuinely adventurous activities. By booking such activities, you accept the inherent risks and hazards. My first priority as a guide is to reduce these risks to a reasonable level and you should feel free to ask any related questions, before or during the outing.