TERMS AND CONDITIONS
CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY:
Note: A.T. Adventures International highly recommends trip cancellation insurance for all programs. Due to the nature and heavy costs of government and operator permits, A.T. Adventures International must adhere to a stringent refund policy. Specific program cancellation and refund policies may supersede those enumerated below.
- Each deposit, regardless of amount, includes a $500.00 non-refundable registration fee.
- All Program balances are due 120 days prior to departure date unless otherwise specified.
- Full refunds, less registration fee, will be provided 120-days prior to departure date.
- 50% refunds will be provided 90-119 days prior departure date.
- No refunds will be provided 89-days prior to departure date.
- Participants whose balances are not received by the 120-day deadline as stated above, risk forfeiture of their place on the program.
- All refund requests must be made in writing and be received in our office within the 120-day period, as stated above.
- NO REFUNDS will be provided for Mountaineering Adventures.
TRIP CANCELLATION INSURANCE
We highly recommend purchasing trip cancellation insurance. See Travel Guard below for cancellation insurance.
Travel Guard provides coverage for trip cancellation as well as medical, rescue and evacuation insurance. Ask your Travel Guard representative for the plan that covers high altitude and mountaineering activities (involving a rope, crampons, and harness.) Depending on your state of residence, you may need to purchase an additional package to cover these activities.
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General Travel and Trip Coverage
Travel Guard provides coverage to protect against trip cancellation, interruption, or delay due to unforeseeable sickness, injury or death of you or a family member. Coverage also includes trip cost default protection; lost, stolen or damaged luggage; and trip or baggage delay protection.
Trip participants are responsible for their own well-being. This includes good health and strong physical condition. Participants joining a trek, course or mountaineering expedition may be required to obtain a physician’s release prior to departure. Expedition members are responsible for: knowing all pre-departure information, preparing proper equipment and clothing, conforming to basic standards of personal hygiene (to minimize the risk of travelers diseases) and acting in a considerate manner toward all group members and with respect for each country’s customs. Participant also agrees to follow the appropriate Leave No Trace practices. Participants are prohibited from using illegal drugs and alcohol while on A.T. Adventure International climbs. Participant gives their consent for A.T. Adventures International to use their photograph, likeness and/or voice to be used in its publications, including its website.
The air carrier will not be held responsible for any act, omission or event while the passenger is not onboard the designated aircraft or terminal conveyance. Passenger/Airline contracts stand in effect while the passenger is on-board each particular aircraft. This applies to all carriers.
CONDITIONS OF CLIMBING EXPEDITIONS, COURSES, AND TREKS:
We are committed to helping climbers achieve their personal goals safely and enjoyably. A.T. Adventures International its owners, agents, employees, officers, directors, associates, affiliated companies and subcontractors (herein after collectively referred to as “ATAI” or A.T. Adventures International), hereby give notice that they act only as agents for hotels, transportation companies, land operators and suppliers of travel services. ATAI assumes no responsibility or liability in connection with the operation or service of any aircraft, motor vehicle, other conveyance, inn, lodge or hotel which may be used wholly, or in part, for services to A.T. Adventures International and its clients. ATAI, its operators, airlines and agents will not be responsible for any act, error, omission, nor for any injury, loss accident, delay, inconvenience, irregularity or damage which may be occasioned by any cause whatsoever. This includes acts of nature, civil disturbance, government restrictions or failure of any means of conveyance to adhere to published schedule.
ATAI reserves the right to change the price of, cancel or withdraw any trek, course or expedition for any reason whatsoever prior to departure. After departure, ATAI reserves the right to alter or omit any part of the itinerary, to substitute hotels or leaders, to change any means of conveyance without notice and without allowance of refund, with liability for increased costs (if any) borne bythe trek, course or expedition members. ATAI reserves the right to accept or reject any person as a trek, course or expedition member at any time.
Use of this website and/or purchase of any services constitutes your consent to the following:
I understand, and am aware, that during the trek, climb, course or in which I am currently participating, or will participate in, under the arrangements of ATAI, certain risks and dangers may arise including, but not limited to: altitude; steep or treacherous terrain; inclement weather; avalanches, rock fall and other natural occurrences; misuse, failure or loss of equipment; shortage of food or water supply; the hazards of traveling in politically unstable areas; the dangers of civil disturbances and war; the forces of nature; acts or omissions of ATAI; travel by boat, automobile, train, ship, aircraft or other means of conveyance; and accident or illness in remote places without access to medical facilities, transportation, or means of rapid evacuation and assistance.
I certify that I am familiar with the dangers, hazards and risks incident to trekking and mountain climbing expeditions/courses as listed above. And I accept and clearly understand that these hazards and risks may result in personal injuries to myself and others, including paralysis and death, and hereby ]expressly assume all of the above risks including, the risks of acts or omissions of ATAI, and do hereby expressly agree to hold ATAI harmless and defend them against any and all liability.
In consideration of the services furnished me, and to be furnished me as a member of this trek, course and/or mountaineering expedition, I hereby release ATAI and all the members of the trek, course and/or mountaineering expedition from any and all damages, injuries, losses, or any cause of action which may result in me, my legal representatives or others purporting to exercise statutory or other rights arising out of, or in connection with this expedition. And I hereby assume each and every damage incident to my participation, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless ATAI and all members of the trek, course and/or expedition against any sums which they or any of them may be subject to pay in consequence of any claim or demand by or through me, or resulting from my being a member of this trek, course and/or mountaineering expedition.