Frequently Asked Questions...
Q. How fit do I need to be?
A. A good level of fitness gives a better experience, anyone with a sedentary lifestyle will find some difficulty. If in doubt start doing something today and keep a diary, walk/cycle to work, join a gym, swim, yoga 2 or 3 times a week. A positive attitude will also help if it gets tough!
Q. Where do we meet?
A. Depending on the course and the location chosen, where ever possible, environmentally friendly options are used including car sharing, or local transport and pick up from station. Logistics may be confirmed nearer the date if preferable.
Q. How do I know which are women only courses?
A. All courses are offered to women only. When booking a course request ‘women only’.
Q. How will I know what to bring or to buy for the course?
A. When a booking form is received a kit list will be sent by return, depending on the course chosen. Should you require further information if purchasing items please email or call me.
Q. When booking a course in Spain, how do I provide my own food?
A. You’ll find it easy to purchase food when arriving in Spain. There are many supermarkets in and around Calpe, where we usually stay. If arriving am, I would suggest driving straight to a supermarket as most close around lunchtime for 2 hrs. If arriving later most supermarkets close around 8pm. They sell everything you need for breakfasts, lunch and dinner, should you wish to cook in the evening! There are some fantastic restaurants in and around Calpe, where dinner can be approx 10-12euros with a glass of wine!! Everyone is very laid back with regard to eating, so you can please yourself!
Q. What happens if I need to cancel a booking?
A. If we can change a date and/or offer an alternative, that would be the 1st option. If you need to cancel we will take 50% of the whole cost if less than 21days notice, otherwise we will refund the cost less the deposit paid.
If for any reason we need to cancel the course a full refund will be given.
Q. If I have my own harness and climbing shoes should I bring them?
A. Yes please!! We provide harnesses and helmets, but not climbing shoes. It is always best when you have your own kit, however as a beginner we would not expect you to have your own climbing shoes so we recommend flat sole ‘retro’ trainers or ‘daps’ not thick soled trainers.
Q. Do I need insurance for any of the activities provided?
A. Yes, definitely. Please make sure when taking out insurance that you provide the insurance company with a full description of the activity you will be undertaking. The BMC offer climbing insurance as does Austrian Alpine Club.