Cancellations and Transfers Policy
Please read the following Policy for Cancellations and Transfers carefully prior to booking your program! Ascent Fraser Valley Guides and Mountain School (Ascent) recommends purchasing optional 3rd party Trip Cancellation insurance to protect your investment with us in case unforeseen events cause you to be unable to attend a program you are registered in.
In order to provide the best level of service and ensure our staffing for each program is not interrupted, all Cancellations, Changes and Transfers affecting your booking are as follows:
Programs 3 days or LESS in length
Programs 4 to 13 days in length:
Programs 14 days in length or MORE:
Custom Programs and Expeditions:
Unless noted otherwise, fees cover the cost of Guiding and Instruction, specified safety/technical equipment, all required permits, Guides expenses, course materials and certifications where applicable. Costs do not include food, transportation, accommodation, or personal equipment on most of our scheduled programs, unless noted on the program page.
Some programs include an evening class session in advance of the program. These sessions are an integral and essential part of the learning experience on these programs. When you enroll, you will receive an information package detailing when and where your classroom session will take place (if applicable). If you cannot attend an evening or classroom session, please let us know in advance so that we can make alternate arrangements with you.
Prerequisites, Age limits & Joining Policies
Our programs are open to anyone of average health and fitness who meets the specific prerequisites listed. Prior arrangements are required for participants under 16 years of age; these can be set up through the office before registering. Those under 19 years of age must have parent or guardian approval. Ascent reserves the right to refuse a participant for any reason, including inadequate clothing or equipment, inappropriate fitness level, or inability to meet program prerequisites. All participants must complete and sign a Medical Disclosure and a Waiver release form before participating in an Ascent activity.