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About Us
 
BARRY HURST
 
  A guide with 50-plus years of experience as a hill-walker, mountaineer and skier in Britain,
  the Alps and the Himalayas. A British guy with great affection for Cyprus, having
extensive knowledge of the Five Fingers Range and the Troodos Mountains.
A fluent speaker of English(!) - but quite good at Turkish and a fair bit of German too.
 
    If you enjoy photography and landscapes, there are some interesting pages at
which is a project where the whole of the UK is being 'mapped' with photos.
 
      Barry Hurst can also be found on www.facebook.com
 
  

 
 
         INSURANCE DISCLAIMER AND ACCEPTANCE FEE

     I, the undersigned, give my full acceptance to participate in the activities of the Cyprus 
     Mountaineering Company, and certify that I am currently covered by my own valid Travel and Health 
     Insurance Policy. The Cyprus Mountaineering Company or any of its employees or agents cannot be
     held responsible for any uninsured losses or damages resulting from my participation in the activities
     of the Company.

     I understand that mountaineering can be a dangerous activity if a person acts irresponsibly, and that I 
     must observe all rules, regulations and advice of the Cyprus Mountaineering Company, and obey all 
     instructions given by the guides in charge of the tour group.

     I accept fully that I am responsible for my own actions and possible misconduct, and neither the
     Cyprus Mountaineering Company, nor the guides in charge of the tour group, can be held responsible
     or liable for any accidents or injuries caused directly or indirectly by myself.

     I am happy in the knowledge that I will participate in an organised activity, where my health and  
     safety will be of the utmost importance and concern of the guides in charge of the tour group. I have 
     read and understand the Countryside Code and the Equipment List issued to me.

         I submit my fee of £ …..….. to participate in the CMC tour programme.

         NAME OF CLIENT …………………………………………………………………..

         HOME ADDRESS ……………………………………………………………………

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         EMAIL ADDRESS …………………………..…… HOME TEL ………..…………

         HOTEL ………………. ROOM ……….. CYPRUS MOBILE ………….…………

         EXISTING MEDICAL CONDITION ………………………………………………...

         SPECIAL DIET …………………………… BLOOD GROUP …………………….

         NEXT OF KIN ………………...…….. (EMERGENCY ONLY TEL) …….……….

         SIGNATURE …………………………………….. DATE …………………
 
         (S02/3)
 
 

 

         EQUIPMENT LIST

         CLOTHING
         Waterproof and Windproof Mountain Jacket or Fleece carried at all times
         (Stored in Rucsac when not required)
         T-Shirt and Shorts in warm weather
         Baseball Cap, or brimmed Hat for sun protection
         Warm ski-type Hat and Gloves in cold and wet weather
         Warm windproof top, fleece, or sweater in cold and wet weather
         Tracksuit Pants or Trousers (quick-drying) in cold and wet weather
         (NOT BLUE JEANS)

         FOOTWEAR
         Strong mountain boots/shoes with Vibram type rubber grip soles
         (Or sports shoes/trainers if sole considered suitable and strong enough)
         Thick, comfortable socks are important

         WALKING STICK
         Leki-type trekking poles or walking stick
         (Can be improvised from broken branch collected en route!)

         RUCSAC
         Minimum capacity 20 litres, with wide and comfortable shoulder straps
         Waterproof plastic liners

         CONTENTS OF RUCSAC
         (Mountain Jacket when not being worn)
         Water Bottle, MINIMUM ONE LITRE, OR TWO LITRES IN HOT WEATHER
         Small Towel (quick-drying)
         Sun Tan Cream for face and lips, plus Sunglasses
         Optional Items:
         Map and Guide Book, Swiss Army Knife, Camera, Binoculars, Head Torch, or Small Hand Torch,
         First Aid Kit, Mobile Telephone

         FOOD LIST
         Sandwich, Crisps, Biscuits, Honey and Nuts Bar (for energy), Orange, Apple, Fruit Drink, Chew Gum,
         Mints, Chocolate (only when weather is cool!)

         DRY CLOTHES BAG
         Underwear, T-Shirt, Top, Trousers, Socks, Shoes, Towel and Toiletries
         (Pullover and Jacket when cold)
         This Bag is left at Restaurant when starting the day's tour
 
         (S02/2)

 

 
 
         THE COUNTRYSIDE CODE
 
         LIGHTING FIRES IS FORBIDDEN

         Dry leaves and pine needles catch fire very easily
         A forest fire can spread extremely quickly, destroying trees and plants, which will take decades
         to recover
         Please do not be careless if you need to smoke in the mountains

         PROTECT THE FLORA AND THE FAUNA

         It is forbidden to pick wild flowers, which are legally protected
         Try not to disturb the wild animals
         Beware of snakes!!
         For your protection we carry snake-bite serum
         Only the Blunt-nosed Viper is dangerous, but it is usually a shy creature
         Common Black snakes and lizards are harmless

         PLEASE DO NOT DROP RUBBISH

         Take it ALL home with you
         Respect the normally clean and beautiful countryside
         We will in fact carry with us a spare rubbish bag, to collect as much as we can of the rubbish left by 
         thoughtless others on the mountain

         PLEASE BE QUIET

         One of the main attractions of the mountains for most people is the silent and peaceful atmosphere
         Do not spoil this for others by being too noisy!

         IF YOU ARE LOST

         Don't panic !
         Go to the last place you were together with your walking group and wait
         DO NOT try to go off alone
         Use your mobile telephone to call the Guide in charge


         AND REMEMBER THIS - 

         TAKE ONLY PHOTOGRAPHS . . .  AND LEAVE ONLY FOOTPRINTS . . .
 
         (S02/2)