PRIVATE GUIDING COURSES
Directed by Sandy Allan, fully qualified IFMGA Mountain Guide.
We specialise in private guiding/coaching. 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 utilize 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
WHATEVER YOUR MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE IS PLEASE LET US KNOW 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 £250.00 per day in the UK and from £350.00 per day in continental Europe. Depending on the activity and technical difficulty the guide can often take two or more people. We will advise you on the “Client to Guide ratio” or “student to instructor ratio” as many of these are legally (sensibly) set in the alps for each particular mountain. For example, on the Matterhorn the guiding ratio is “1:1”, for Mont Blanc it is “2:1”. For very technical climbs on high mountains it’s usually 2:1 or 1:1. For easy mountaineering and scrambling it can be up to four persons on the guide’s rope and for non-roped activities such as walking or skiing and general 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. Do feel free to email us and we will clarify the ratio.
It is also customary to pay the guides’ hut nights, feeding costs and cable cars. This is especially true if you take the guide away from his/her home base. Guides often get substantial discount in many mountain huts and cable cars and we pass this discount on to you.