Remuneration to a mountain guide is based on his/her expertise and not on the success of the target.
There is full transparency on rates while choosing the adventure and payment is directly to the guide. Anything over and above that might get used (like a extra night, changing hotels, taxis, etc) are expenses borne directly by the client and paid directly by the client too.
Not in the price:
Once the dates are fixed, I'll request a 30% advance deposit. The rest is payable at the end of the trip.
Any trip to the outdoors is heavily dependent on the mountain and weather conditions. Add to that your physical condition too. Any of these can make us alter our plans - and one should be open to an option that offers more security. If this is the case, I'll gladly help with ideas.
If during the trip we do not achieve the intended target because of a human (physical fitness, exhaustion), technical or natural reason (the mountain and weather play foul), the security advance will be retained by me.
I'm a member of the French Mountain Association and insured by the same.
I highly recommend you to get an insurance for yourself too. impact multisports (worldwide insurance for European and UK citizens) proposes single day or weekly insurance packages for example. You can take your own insurance too.