We are taking the current situation very seriously and have adjusted our personal routines and business activities in order to minimize further spread of COVID-19.
At ISM we will lead by example, safeguarding our clients, local communities and health professionals as best we can from the transmission of Covid-19.
As national Government and association guidelines continue to evolve, we will adapt and promote these safe working practices, keeping our outdoor activities as 'Covid secure' as possible.
ISM considers much more seriously, with the spread of Covid-19 in mind:
- Social distancing
- Rescue and emergency procedures
- Community relations
- National and international guidelines
Any guidance forms a minimum foundation of safe working practise that will underpin all outdoor activities, working in conjunction with existing guidance from the Association of British Mountain Guides (BMG), International Federation of Mountain Guide Associations (IFMGA), Mountain Training Association (MTA) British Mountaineering Council (BMC), Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS), Mountain Rescue Councils and other mountain guide associations in the various countries that we work in.
As Mountain Guides we will continue to risk assess the situation, and decide how practical and effective any further measures might be and do this against a background of developing Government and national governing body advice.
Even though we are outdoor professionals, we'll need to share more responsibility with our clients, to protect everyone involved during any outdoor activities from the virus. This will need a level of independence from clients in the areas of decision making, hygiene and distancing in particular. We also need to consider our increased duty of care where young or vulnerable people are involved.
We are taking the current situation very seriously and have adjusted
our personal routines and business activities in order to minimize
further spread of COVID-19.
We hope to continue to offer some of our summer alpine programme, and also guiding in the UK and will
closely monitor the situation keeping abreast of current guidelines.
We will keep you updated via this website, social media and emails
over the coming weeks. In the meantime, we hope that you, your family
and friends stay safe, fit and well.
If you have any questions please contact us.
With best wishes
The ISM team