When something becomes predictable and absolutely safe, it ceases to be exciting or to be an adventure. For an activity to be adventurous it must have an uncertain outcome and it will carry risks. Going into mountainous regions is implicitly hazardous, and if we add to that an adventurous activity then, by necessity, the hazards are increased. This implies an inherent and intractable risk of injury or, in the extreme, loss of life. Anyone considering taking part in a trip needs to consider this very seriously and to take responsibility for their own participation or for that of persons for whom they are a guardian. Our trips are fascinating and exciting, well beyond the realms of what can be achieved by staying near to home, not simply because of the mountains we visit, but because of the astonishing parts of the world we go to. Sadly, some of these are impoverished. This alone is an important incentive to go but it means we operate invariably in regions with limited infrastructure. If you are injured, problems with infrastructure alone can mean a delayed evacuation and so a worse medical outcome than for a similar accident nearer to home. We hope that joining one of our trips will set your pulse racing and your imagination soaring. In order to take part in a truly exciting, adventurous activity with all the rewards of experiencing diverse cultures and sharing unforgettable memories with newly found friends, you have to accept the risks involved. The British Mountaineering Council Participation Statement says that: The BMC recognises that climbing 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.