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Team Ascent is directed by Sandy Allan who is a fully qualified IFMGA Mountain Guide. We have Guides available throughout the world for any mountaineering related activity. For mountaineering activities in the UK of a less technical standard we also supply fully UK qualified mountain instructors. For European walking holidays we normally supply IFMGA Mountain Guides who speak reasonable if not perfect engish! However for European walking trips on terrain avoiding glaciers we do utilise and can supply fully qualified International Mountain Leaders, however if there is any technical rope climbing then we always use IFMGA mountain guides. Please contact us for further details by emailing us on firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE LET US KNOW WHICH WALKING OR CLIMBING ADVENTURE YOU WISH TO ORGANISE AND WE WILL TRY OUR BEST TO HELP YOU!
PRICE :The price depends on the activity, number of people being guided, the mountains or route chosen and the level of technical difficulty undertaken. To give you a general idea of our prices you can expect it to range from around £195.00 per day in UK and from £260.00 per day for European mountain guiding. Depending on the activity and technical difficulty the guide can often take two or more people on his rope. So to estimate a price simply divide the guide rate by the number of people in your party. However we will advise you on the "Client to Guide ratio" or "student to instructor ratio "as many of these are legally set in the alps for each particular mountain. For example, on the Matterhorm the guiding ratio is "1:1" for Mont Blanc its "2:1".. for very technical climbs on high mountains it's usually 2:1 or 1:1. For easy mountaineering and scramblong it can be up to four persons on the guides rope and for non-roped activities and instruction we can take up to 4,5 or perhaps 8. For very challenging climbs such as the north face of the eiger there are special rates. But just email us and we will clarify the ratio and will be pleased to commit to a price if we are happy to guide the climb or mountain or the activity you have in mind.
It's also customary to pay the guides hut nights, feeding costs and cable cars. This is especially true if you take the guide away fronm his/her home base. Guides often get substantial discount in many mountain huts and cablecars... and we pass this discount on to you. Sometimes this is built into the guiding fee but we will always clarify this to you at prior to us of making any guiding arrangemnt. Cancellation is a difficult issue as once you book us then we reserve these dates for you and no guide would ever book another client incase you decide to cancel. So at the very least we expect you to be open and honest with us about your reason for cancellation as we will be if we have to cancel. These days most guides will charge for their day once its reserved. Just like you'd expect to get paid if you turn up for work even if your employer decides at the last minute that he does not need you that day! So at Team Ascent we charge a deposit fee and this is considerd a part retainer. Sometimes this deposit is a very small amount as basically we trust you to turn up and you can be assured that we will !