I’ll ask for a partnership in that I’ll want you to keep me informed as to how you are doing. I finish each guiding day with a hard critique of myself. Did I aim too high? Too low? Did I hear my client and focus my attention in the right place? I’ll ask you to be my guide.
I’ll also ask that you fully grasp the risks. If you want total safety, stay in bed. Climbing – or just being outdoors – has inherent dangers. That’s why we love it. But try as I may, I cannot eliminate all of them. We’ll start with a candid conversation about the risks, and then by reading and signing a waiver, you’ll pledge that you are accepting those risks.