We've tried to answer all our most frequently asked questions on this page. if your answer is not here, then please contact us with your question and we'll do our best to answer!Where would I find an AMI member?
You can use the search for an instructor
facility on this site to find an instructor in your area or the area that you intend to visit. Instructors can be found across the whole of the UK and most will be prepared to travel if you have a specific location in mind. What price should I expect to pay for a day?
The AMI sets out a recommended daily rate for its members to charge in a number of different circumstances. This rate will only normally include your instructors time and so you should ask if specialist equipment can be hired from the instructor or locally.
This rate is between £150-£200 per day.Do AMI members work all year round?
The majority of instructors will work all year round. Courses and instruction will be tailored to meet the conditions of the season. Those members who hold the MIC qualification will be able to offer instruction on snow and ice in the winter months from basic winter skills through to ice climbing.How do I book a course/instruction?
Use the search for an instructor
facility on this site and then make contact with them directly. Each instructor will have their own booking procedure, some may take bookings online, most will require a deposit in advance and all instructors will ask you to complete a booking form. Do I need insurance?
We strongly recommend that you take out your own insurance to cover you for personal accident, injury or loss and course cancellation costs. We recommend the BMC at www.thebmc.co.ukIs going out with an instructor safe?
AMI members hold the highest level of instructional qualification in the UK. They have been trained and assessed to a very high level to provide you with a safe and enjoyable learning experience on the crags and mountains. Part of that experience is the acceptance on your part that climbing and mountaineering are inherently dangerous activities with a risk of serious injury or death. AMI members will help you to understand these risks but can never completely remove them - if they could then the activity would probably be a lot less exciting.