Booking & Prices

Private Instruction/Guiding Prices

Peak District

£250 per day

North Wales, Lakes, Scottish Winter

£270 per day


£380 per day


All prices are in GBP (£).


  • Guiding fees
  • Harness and crevasse rescue equipment
  • Avalanche equipment
  • Guides accommodation in Chamonix valley.
  • Guides travel within the Chamonix valley.

Not Included

  • Accommodation
  • Uplift / Telepheriques
  • Travel to start location
  • Insurance
  • Guides expenses (in the alps) including uplift, hut fees.
  • Valley accommodation outside Chamonix.
  • Travel outside of the Chamonix Valley

How to book

  1. Contact me to confirm availability and suitable itinerary/pricing etc.
  2. Read the Guiding Information and Terms and Conditions PDF
  3. Fill out the E-Booking form (I will provide via email)
  4. Make a deposit payment via on-line bank transfer (BACS) Mountain Assurance Ltd (T/A James Thacker Mountaineering) for 50% of guiding fee or full balance if within 30 days.
  5. Arrange your own holiday insurance policy to cover all relevant hazardous activities and include search and rescue, medical expenses, repatriation and cancellation cover. Suitable policies are available from the BMC or Snowcard.

Payment Terms and Cancellation

Following receipt of you E-Booking Form you will receive an invoice with full BACS details.  Full payment is due 30 days prior to the agreed start date.  Bookings for guiding outside the UK made within 30 days of the start date require payment in full.

If full payment is not received within 30 days of the agreed start date, James Thacker Mountaineering reserves the right to cancel your booking and to retain your deposit.

  • If you cancel more than 30 days before start date you lose 25% of your deposit.
  • If you cancel between 15 to 30 days of start date you lose 50%.
  • Cancel between 7 and 15 days and you lose 75%.

Please do consider taking out cancellation cover (or check your household policy) for the activities you are planning.  In the event of your unexpected cancellation it might well allow you to recoup some costs.

In the event of James Thacker Mountaineering cancelling due to circumstances beyond my control, a full refund or alternative dates itinerary will be offered.