Policies

Booking Your Trip

  • Register for your trip by submitting your contact information on my Book or Contact Page.  

  • After I have received your request, I will contact you with information on how to secure your spot.

Securing Your Spot: Trip Deposit

  • A deposit payment of 30% of the trip cost secures your reservation.

  • Deposit payments may be made via e-check, check, wire transfer, Zelle, Venmo or PayPal.  A link with Venmo and PayPal will be sent upon registering to book. Service fees assessed to the recipient of the funds are the responsibility of the customer, so please either add the fee amount or use a service without transfer fees.

Cancellations

Domestic Trips

  • If you wish to cancel your trip for any reason, a request must be submitted via the Book or Contact Page.

  • Cancellation Time Prior to Trip Dates:

    • Over 60 Days: Full refund of trip fees and Trip Deposit minus $200 administrative fee.

    • 31-59 Days: 50% refund of the trip fees.

    • Within 30 Days: NO REFUND can be made.

  • Travel insurance can be purchased to cover the trip fee and other costs.

  • Some custom domestic trips for large groups may be subject to the "International Trips" Cancellation Policy.  If this policy applies, it will be stated in the booking confirmation.  

International Trips

  • If you wish to cancel your trip for any reason, a request must be submitted via the Book or Contact Page.

  • Cancellation Time Prior to Trip Dates:

    • 120 Days: Full refund of trip fees and Trip Deposit minus $200 administrative fee.

    • 91-119 Days: 50% refund of the trip fees.

    • Within 90 Days: NO REFUND can be made.

  • Travel insurance can be purchased to cover the trip fee and other costs.

Cancellations Due to Unforeseen Events or Under-booked Trips

  • I reserve the right to cancel or reschedule trips due to inadequate sign-ups or for other unforeseen circumstances.  Participants who have signed up for an under-booked trip will be given the option of making it a private trip for an additional cost, given credit to apply to another trip, or be refunded in full.

  • Unfortunately, no refunds can be given due to weather, environmental conditions and other unforeseen circumstances beyond my control that causes the trip to be cancelled.  These events include: severe weather, political unrest, health pandemics, airline/transportation strikes, etc. In the event of unforeseen circumstances beyond my control, I reserve the right to reschedule or alter the trip's itinerary. Please research and use travel insurance to cover the trip fee and other costs.

Travel Insurance

​​Travel Insurance covers a wide variety of circumstances that could make it impossible for you to participate in a trip.  If you cannot afford to lose the Trip Fee or Trip Deposit, it is important to make sure you're covered adequately.  In many states, "Cancel for any Reason" insurance provides partial coverage for trip fees, airfare and other non-refundable trip costs and might be a good way to cover yourself against changing plans or other unforeseen circumstances.  Please realize that while I pride myself in being your expert for managing hazards in the mountains, I am not an insurance expert.  Research with care and make sure that you're covered for what you need to be.

 

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