Participation Policy

We operate with a motivation to provide professional leadership and organisation for each challenge event, and whilst the purpose of each given challenge may differ from group to group we endeavour to provide an experience that also offers education, motivation and inspiration for the individual participant.

The undertaking of an adventurous activity must also by definition be the undertaking of an activity that holds an element of risk to the participants, if it was possible to eliminate all risk from an activity then the given activity would cease to any longer be adventurous.

Instructors/Leader Qualifications

The Health and Safety Executive recognise there are four ways to demonstrate the competence of leaders, namely:

  • to hold the relevant national qualification
  • to hold an equivalent qualification
  • to have received appropriate in-house training or
  • to be competent through experience

By employing freelance staff we endorse the view that national awards are the key components in such an approach and ensure that activities are run by holders of the appropriate NGB award.


Your Mountain Adventure (Trading as Your Mountain Challenge) holds Public Liability Insurance. Freelance Instructors and Leaders hold individual Public Liability Insurance. As clients we recommend the taking out of personal accident insurance and cancellation insurance – We recommend the BMC.

Participant Responsibility

The participant, customer, parent or guardian should as far is reasonably practicable take responsibility for ensuring:

  • The activity, challenge offered suits the participants expectations, capabilities and needs
  • That any distress or concern during, or resulting from, the activity is drawn to the immediate attention of the leader in charge
  • That participants’ actions conform to any safety guidance given during the process of leadership, instruction or supervision at any time during an event
  • In the event of a participants disregard of safety instruction, or who’s actions are judged to risk their own/or others safety and wellbeing they may be required to leave the event/the event be halted/the event be cancelled
  • That they are aware of the recognised risks and hazards associated with the activity and are prepared to accept them
  • That the equipment and clothing used are suitable for the activity and worn as directed and that due regard is given to care of the environment and other users

The BMC acts on behalf of walkers, climbers and mountaineers in the UK and offers the following participation statement that we ask you to agree to:

The BMC recognises that climbing, hill walking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.