The 2021 season has started. Trips are already nearly full. Book now.
In your application form you introduce yourself and provide necessary information to enable your application to proceed. You can indicate what trip you want to come on and on what date, and order maps and compasses.
When I receive your application I will contact you by email and answer any questions you may have, and will attach an invoice for the trip you are booking onto plus any map and compass orders. I may need to ask you a few more questions before issuing your invoice.
Your booking is not confirmed until your payment has been received. If left unpaid, your place on the trip could be taken by someone else.
Once paid, your booking is confirmed. You will receive a confirmation email and an information pack with everything you need to know to prepare and attend the weekend.
This can be done any time before the trip but is mandatory. Ideally you would do this soon after your application. Please don't leave this until last minute. The form is required for your safety on the trip.
It is important that you understand the risks involved in a wilderness hike. The risk assessment document explains the risks and measures that will be taken to minimize those risks. Please read this document.
This can be done any time before the trip but is mandatory. It is to make sure you are aware of the risks and have accepted them and confirm that you still want to come.
Pack your bags, get ready for an adventure and a fantastic learning opportunity!
If cancelled by me you will receive a full refund.
You will receive a refund for any map and compass orders plus 50% of the course fee.
You will receive a refund for any map and compass orders but the course fee will be forfeited
A COVID related cancellation is no different from any other cancellation and so the above cancellation policy applies. For example:
If I am unable to operate the trip due to restrictions, national park closures or lockdowns, or needing to self isolate then this is considered cancellation by me and you will receive a full refund.
If the trip is able to proceed but you can’t come due to you needing to self isolate, you having symptoms or not being able to travel due to restrictions or contact tracing or whatever then this is considered cancellation by you and you will forfeit some or all of the course fee depending on the amount of notice given as indicated above.
Your booking is for the trip on the dates specified. If you want to transfer your booking to a different date then this can be done for a $30 transfer fee provided that:
If any of the above 3 points are not met then your transfer will be treated as a cancellation plus a new booking and the cancellation policy applies.
Exemptions may be made and leniency offered under certain circumstances, such as you requiring a transfer due to COVID related considerations.
If I initiate the transfer by making an approach to you to change to a different date, then there is no transfer fee, in such circumstances the transfer will be done free of charge.