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Dates and Prices are arranged depending on what services you require and when you need them. I can pair you with another customer if you would like a week on a 1:2 or 1:3 ratio depending on availability.

UK Rates for 2017. per person: 1 person - £250 per day; team of two - £140 each per day; group of three - £90 each per day; plus any expenses. Priced in Pounds Sterling.

Alpine Winter Rates for 2017. per person: 1 person - Sfr550 per day; team of two - Sfr280 each per day; group of three - Sfr200 each per day; plus your and my expenses (huts, hotels, uplift and transportation). Priced in Swiss Francs.

Alpine Summer Rates for 2017. per person: 1 person - Sfr 550 per day; team of two - Sfr290 each per day; group of three - Sfr 200 each per day; plus your and my expenses (huts, hotels, uplift and transportation). Priced in Swiss Francs.

Please send me an email to so that we can discuss your requirements or telephone +417996995199

How to Book:
After contacting me to discuss your plans please reserve your time with me, a completed and signed booking form must be filled in by each each person attending the course and sent to me with payment made either as a deposit of Sfr300 or full payment (as per booking conditions).

I can accept payments by cheque (made payable to "Terry Ralphs") or bank transfer (details on request). Please send the completed booking form with cheque payment or confirmation of bank transfer payment to:- Terry Ralphs, Chalet Emeraude, Route les Esserts 64 Leysin 1854 Switzerland. Your guiding days are not secured until your depositor full payment is received.

For complete booking conditions please refer to the booking conditions list on my downloadable Booking Form
Payment Conditions:
The balance is due 6 weeks prior to the weeks guiding.
Should you wish to cancel the following conditions apply:
Cancelling more than 6 weeks means loss of deposit.
Cancelling between 6 to 4 weeks means loss of 50% of the guiding fee. Cancelling less than 4 weeks means loss of full course fee.

If for any reason I cannot for fill the contract (due to illness) I shall either refund your money or find another guide to replace me (your choice).

Insurance to cover cancellation (strongly recommended), mountain rescue (essential) and medical costs (strongly recommended) can be purchased through the BMC (+44161 445 4747 or Snowcard (+441327 262805 .
Mountain Rescue insurance is required for the Alpine tours, as even a twisted ankle can involve a helicopter evacuation which can be very expensive. Swiss hospitals cost at least £400 a day (not including any treatment) and this is not fully covered by the form E111.

Location: Leysin Switzerland
I am based in Leysin Switzerland. This Swiss village is very central in the Alps and easy to get to from Geneva, Basel and Zurich airports by train. The Swiss Valais, Oberland, Chamonix, Urner Alps and Val D'Aosta (Gran Paradiso, Cervinia etc) are all easily within a two hour drive. We use Leysin as a meeting place where we can decide on the best venue to go to depending on the conditions and weather forecast.

Swiss Train Information The train is the easiest and most efficient way to get to Leysin from all Swiss airports. Allow 2 hours from Geneva airport to Leysin village. There is one change at Aigle where you need to transfer to the cog railway train (brown) to Leysin Feyday.

Leysin as a village has a lot to offer being a ski resort in the winter and a fantastic place for Alpine walking, alpine rock climbing and mountain biking in the summer. Click here for more information on Leysin

I can find suitable accommodation for you what ever your budget and venue in the Alp. Further information on booking.

Chalet Ermina is a comfortable Swiss Chalet providing B&B accommodation . Having a comfortable base from which to climb is very important and Ariane the owner will make your stay here a very pleasant and relaxing experience. Chalet Ermina is conveniently situated close the village centre which has many bars and restaurants for evening meals and entertainment. Other standards of lodging can also be arranged in Leysin. Accommodation is not included in my fee and costs around SFr55 for B&B.

Hiking Sheep - Tel: + 41 24494 35 35 is a comfortable hostel conveniently situated 100m from the top train station (Grand Hotel) in Leysin. Costs around Sfr35 B&B

Hotel Le Grand Chalet is a comfortable family run hotel in Leysin. Costs around Sfr100 half board

Transportation on arrival
Reliable and comfortable transport whilst travelling between alpine venues is essential. I have an Audi Allroad A4 with 4 wheel drive which enables us to get to the most remote locations without difficultly. Reliability and 4 wheel drive are especially important during the winter months as being stranded or stuck at the top of a remote alpine valley is no fun in temperatures of -20*c. I charge SFr1 (£0.40) a mile for use of my car.