It’s very important that relevant first aid is available when on a trek or climb, especially when it’s in a remote area. Our trained and qualified guides will always have a first aid kit to attend to injuries or incidents that require first aid. In addition to this, it’s important that every client has his own personal medications as required and notifies us and the guide in advance of any pre-existing medical conditions and/or injuries in order that we can advise you and be prepared for any eventuality.
Safety & Security
We take the security of our clients very seriously and at all times will ensure that we only trek or climb in safe and secure circumstances and places. Part of this is always ensuring that our clients have the best and correct equipment and then through our trained and qualified guides who are constantly evaluating the safety and security of every situation as much as they can.
Due to the unpredictability of weather conditions in the mountains, the itinerary may be adapted for the safety and security of the group and crew. This could mean that different treks/climbs/routes are embarked upon than specified in the original itinerary. The guide will have the final decision in whether to continue on a planned route or, deviate to an alternative or to terminate a trek/climb due to changing weather or local conditions that may place clients at undue risk.
In the event of potential risky situations, the guide will withdraw with all clients – the guide’s discretion and decision in this is final. Where evacuation is needed, the guide will take the necessary measures to evacuate a person which may include the use of the additional horse which accompanies groups on treks for this purpose.
Health & Travel Insurance
The client will ensure that he/she has the necessary health and/or travel insurance that covers adventure activities like trekking and climbing at high altitude. This should include evacuation cover by air in the case of an emergency. It is the responsibility of the client to ensure that he/she has the necessary and/or medically recommended vaccinations in time for travel to Peru and the area where Akilpo offers the excursion.
The client agrees and certifies that he/she in a physically condition to doing walks (trekking, hiking) that necessitates physical exertion and carrying at least a 25-30 litre day pack. In the case of more difficult treks and climbs, the client will certify that they have the necessary and required experience and may be required to carry his own 60-70 litre backpack. In the event of a client being 50 years or more of age, he/she will provide a certificate from a medical practitioner (medical doctor) that he/she is in a physical condition fit enough to participate in high altitude trekking. This certificate may not be older than 6 months before the date of making the reservation.
The client agrees that he/she will not hold Akilpo, it’s owner(s) and or trekking and climbing crew responsible in the case he/she cannot trek or climb beyond a certain altitude due to Acute Mountain Illness (Altitude Sickness) or other medical condition. In these cases, the guide will advise the client to descend to lower altitudes and arrange for a crew member to accompany the client to the recommended lower altitudes.