Insurance cover

We strongly recommend that you should have personal holiday cancellation and travel insurance.  The main benefit is the cancellation element but there is cover for theft, loss, repatriation, and other normal holiday cover. Many credit cards have this option if you have paid using the card, also some car and home insurance policies also provide cover, it is up to you to decide who you use to provide suitable cover.

Walking grading

In the UK, the term “Hiking” means any travelling on foot which does not include roped climbing with generally no need for both hands to be used for balance. Equivalent terms abroad are hiking, tramping, trekking, etc. Where the use of hands is required to maintain balance we use the term “scrambling” Have a look at Scrambling Grades.

Do You Need Any Experience?

No. Many of our clients are having their first adventure activity experience. Our Instructors are specialised in client care and will do their best to make your first adventure experience fun and exciting.

How fit do I need to be?

For most activities a normal level of general fitness is all that is needed.Some of the more demanding challenges will need higher levels of fitness and stamina and we are happy to provide suggested training where extra fitness and stamina is needed for an activity or event.

18 years of age is the minimum age for attending our courses and activities, however we can accept those from the age of 14 years of age so long as they are accompanied by their parent or a legal guardian at all times.

Is Equipment provided?

Yes, all specialist safety equipment is included in the price where stated, except winter skills course where there is a charge for hire of walking axe and crampons if you don’t have your own

How Far In Advance Must I Make My booking?

We prefer that you book at least 21 days in advance. Please feel free to call us if you decide to join within the 14-day period, and we will do our best to accommodate you.

What Is Our Cancellation Policy?

5.1 Should the Client wish to cancel, cancellation charges will be imposed. These are calculated from the date written notification is received by SA at their Head Office and shall be calculated as a percentage of the total price and shall be based on the following.

Cancellation Charges

7 days and less: Total fee is due, no refund.
8 -14 days: 75% of the full cost will be due to SA
14-21 days: 50% of the full cost will be due to SA
There is a 20% handling fee of the full activity/course price if we receive notice of cancellation or reschedule/ transfer more than 21 days in advance of the scheduled activity/course date.
If you cancel or want to reschedule/ transfer 14 days or less in advance for any reason, there are no refunds. There are no exceptions. Participants who don’t show up for adventure days or courses/activities forfeit the full cost.

Please read our full terms and conditions regarding cancellation.

What If The Weather seems Bad?
Depending on some activities like coasteering, canyoning and gorge scrambling, inclement weather may not present a problem. However in the hills and mountains there may be weather that is perfectly acceptable and inside our risk assessment as being challenging, but that you may not have experienced before. On each course and activity we keep up to date with the forecast weather and make our plans accordingly. We will brief you of the historic and general weather depending on the time of year your course or activity at the time of booking, it is up to you to ensure that you can be warm and dry on a very wet and windy day in the hills or mountains.

Leadership and Instructor qualifications 

All our Leaders and instructors hold the relevant UK or internationally  recognised qualification relevant to the course or activity they are delivering – Have a look at the About Us page for more information on qualifications and awards in the UK.