The "Participation Statement" of the UIAA (Union Internationale des Associations d’Alpinisme or the International Climbing and Mountaineering Organisation) states that:
"Climbing, hill walking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement."
This statement is regarded by the Mountaineering Council of Scotland as a useful basis for the consideration of safety and risk in the sport.
Booking terms and conditions
Upon receiving your PayPal or Stripe payment, we will reserve a place for you and email confirmation in the form of an invoice.
A non-refundable deposit of £50 is required to confirm booking on any multi-day hill-walking trips costing over £100, with the balance paid at least 28 days prior of the start of the trip. If you do not pay the balance within this time, you may lose your place and deposit.
If you require to cancel your trip, payments other than deposits, will be returned if you cancel more than 28 days before the trip, thereafter these will be returned only if we manage to fill your space.
Please note that we consider it essential that you are covered by a suitable insurance policy. The policy should cover cancellation, personal accident or similar. It may also be worthwhile to ensure the policy covers other eventualities such as vehicle breakdown, cancellation of public transport, roads made impassable by snow en-route to the trip, course or event as refunds cannot be made for non-arrivals.
We reserve the right to modify or remove at any time the arrangements advertised where necessary to do so. Should we cancel your trip, then you will be refunded in full.
Where nature is involved please understand that there is no guarantee of seeing any of the species on any given day. Where possible, the narrative will provide insight into other flora and fauna on your trip.
The information you provide is required for insurance purposes. We will not disclose your information to any other party or use the information for any other purpose.
You will need your general hill-walking gear appropriate to the time of year and conditions. Should you turn up without the appropriate gear, your guide may refuse to take you onto the hills. If you need a loan of some equipment, please contact me in advance.
A level of fitness and experience appropriate for the activity you are taking part in will be required. These vary depending on event and a general guide to the level required will be listed on the relevant trips page. Please also refer to the grading of trips page for more detailed information.
Please note that although you will be guided by a mountain leader or mountain guide with appropriate qualifications, hill-walking can involve a risk of injury. You need to accept an element of risk exists and you are advised to take out appropriate holiday insurance. Your leader will assess the group and weather conditions and may make appropriate changes on the day if required. This may involve a change of route or reducing a trip in poor weather, or extending your day if conditions and group fitness allow.
The contract, of which this forms part, shall be governed by the law of Scotland.
All bookings must be made through PayPal or Stripe. Once you click the 'Submit' button on the form, we will reserve a place on the trip(s) you are booking on and contact you with more details. Clicking the 'Submit' button means you have read and agreed to the above terms and conditions.
Saturday 3rd February 2018, starting at 0830 This is a level 3 walk with a distance of 14km and about 1,000m of ascent. It will take between 6 and 8 h...
Sunday 4th February 2018 at 0830. A level 3 walk of about 12k taking between 6 and 8 hours. Ben More and Stob Binnein are accessed from close to Ben M...
Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th February 2018 based at Aviemore and operating in Coire an t-Sneachda and surrounding area. We will meet at 0900 in the p...
Day 1, Saturday 17th February 2018 and Day 2, Sunday 18th February 2018. Meet at 10am in the car park beside the Falkland Library, Back Wynd, Falkland...
Saturday 24th February 2018 meeting at 0830. A Grade 1 winter climb with a total distance of 17km, usually taking between 8 and 12 hours, depending on...
Day, 1 Saturday 3rd March and Day 2, Sunday 4th March 2018 Meet at 10am in the car park beside the Falkland Library, Back Wynd, Falkland, Fife KY15 7B...
This event offers a guided tour of the surviving military and naval defences of the island of Inchkeith. Lying in the middle of the Forth Estuary, mid...