FAQs2021-12-23T12:42:08+00:00
What is the club’s trip refund policy regarding Covid2021-12-23T12:53:32+00:00

After careful consideration, in light of the developments with Omicron, as of 22nd Dec 2021 the ISBC Committee has decided to continue to offer day and weekend trips as currently planned, but this is subject to all trip participants meeting the following requirements:

  • Any member planning to attend a trip (day or weekend) must provide a negative LFT. The test should be taken either the day before (for day trips) or on a Friday morning (for weekend trips).
  • Any member planning to attend a weekend trip must additionally be fully vaccinated (2 doses), and preferably boosted and provide their vaccine status.

The full details of the change in policy can be read on our Policies page

Day trips – do you go out in any weather?2021-12-23T12:54:25+00:00

The short answer is that’s up to the members that have signed up for the day trip. We do not provide guides. There is no one qualified to make that decision for you on the day. You can speak to the trip organiser and other members and decide if the conditions are not suitable as a group. We use a trip specific WhatsApp group usually to manage this kind of conversation. This is also a great place to ask other trip specific questions.

If I’ve booked a trip can I cancel and get a refund?2021-12-23T12:39:31+00:00

The general rule of thumb is that the club looks dimly on people cancelling last minute because the forecast is not good! Partly this is because in Scotland you can rarely tell if the forecast will hold true and some of the best days happen when you least expect it. Getting out there is the aim, and you’ll be surprised by the number of times this rewards you.

If you do still wish to cancel for other reasons then our policy is to permit this as long as we have someone else to take your place. There is often a good reserve list so this is possible but can’t be guaranteed. The best thing to do is to contact the trip organiser by email or WhatsApp and confirm your request to cancel ASAP.

Do I need to have my own equipment?2021-12-23T12:40:59+00:00

Whilst we do not have an extensive list of kit to borrow from, we do have some avalanche transceivers, shovels, and probes. Have a look at this page to find out more

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