Contacting me- booking

Here is the way to get started:

As I am often a little hard to reach in the mountains even with modern day gadgets, I suggest you contact me via email first.

I can also be reached and followed using these alternative methods:

Cell Phones: +49 172 970 8112  or just click on any one of the social media buttons on this site !

Surface mail:
Francis Kelsey
Buchberger Str. 1
82538 Geretsried - Gelting

Please state which courses and dates you interested in and I will get back to you as soon as I possibly can.
Most of my programs are based on a private and or custom basis. This gives you a maximum amount of flexibility since the program is set around you.  I also offer fixed departure dates but I will also try to accommodate a schedule to match dates that you prefer.
I do not offer programs for guests looking for “partners”, although if you have a set group of friends or significant others, I am happy to accommodate.
The vast majority of climbs in the Alps require custom small ratios and I don’t believe this form of guiding is money well spent.  There are a few exceptions to certain ski tours or travel to international destinations which offer specific dates.

Get started here:
Contact me using this online form below to see if I am available for the dates you would like. Each program offers a recommended time frame but you will still need to check with me to confirm specific dates. 
As a rule of thumb I generally am pretty well booked 6-8 months out. Please contact me as early as you can sot that I can guarantee you my availability as well as hut space which gets booked several months in advance.
Next, we will discuss if we need to make any special arrangements - after all that is why custom programs work so well. The programs are tailored with you in mind and can be adjusted as needed.  

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To confirm your reservation, I will need at a minimum a deposit of €750 or the total cost for the trip. The remaining balance is due 90 days prior to the start of the trip. If you are trying to book within the balance due date, the entire cost is required. See my cancellation and refund policies in the registration packet below.

Payments and bookings can be made by credit card using PayPal or directly via a bank transfer. Any transfer fees are the responsibility of you the guest.

Paying by Credit Card through

If you decide to pay with your credit card click on the "Pay Now" button below to go to PayPal's web site. Fill in the amount you want to pay and enter the name of the trip in the "Name of Program" box.

Paying by Bank Transfer
This is certainly the safest method to transfer funds overseas.
Please let me know and I will forward you account and routing details.

For payments regarding last minute reservations, please contact me to discuss the best way to make a payment.

To book your course start by filling out the registration form that you can click on below:

Take me to the registration form by clicking here

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