C.A.I. CLUB ALPINO ITALIANO

COMMISSION CENTER REFUGE END OPERA ALPINE

ESTRATTO DAL REGOLAMENTO GENERALE RIFUGI

II presente Regolamento generale rifugi e stato approvato dal Consiglio centrale del C.A.I. nelle riunioni del 4 aprile e 76 maggio 1992



Booking overnight stays

Tariff

Behaviour in Mountain Huts

Terms for Members

Prices

Telephone

Visitors' Book

Care of Huts


Booking overnight stays

Bookings for overnight stays may not cover the entire accommodation ~capacity of the mountain hut and shall be valid only if accepted. Accepted bookings remain valid - unless otherwise agreed - until 6.00 p.m., after which the places will be assigned to other climbers/trekkers on a first-come-first-served basis. Overnight accommodation precedence will nevertheless be accorded, free of charge, to casualties and members of the National Alpine Rescue and Speleological Corps teams on rescue operations. The Local Branches shall be entitled to organize by contract and according to local requirements both the accommodation booking procedures and the principles of priority in their allocation (Itafian Alpine Club members, equivalent status, etc.). The Manager/Caretaker must in any case make every effort to provide all present with emergency accommodation or at least with shelter, setting store by their willingness to adapt. In view of the specific characteristics of unattended huts and refuges as structures designed to provide emergency accommodation and _ shelter, prolonged stays are prohibited unless justified by atmospheric - conditions which prevent resumption of the climb or descent.

Tariff

Each category of mountain hut has its own "Seasonal Tariff', including fees fixed by the Central Committee for Mountain Huts and Structures and prices established by the Local Branches of the huts in question. The C.A.I. (Italian Alpine Club) Tariff (indicating the address of the Local Branch, the Hut Inspector and the Manager/Caretaker, and signed by the Branch Chairman) must be displayed in every hut in a prominent position so that it is easy to read and consult. If required by local regulations, the table of rates, drawn up on the relevant form provided by the body responsible, must also be displayed. During periods when the refuge is closed, the Manager/Caretaker may, with the approval of the Branch, and under the responsibility of the latter, re-open the refuge at the request of individual climbers or groups of climbers; in this case special rates will be agreed by the parties.

Behaviour in Mountain Huts

All those who enter a mountain hut should bear in mind that they do so as guests of the Italian Alpine Club, and they must act accordingly and behave in such a way as not to create any disturbance to others. Nor must users of the hut demand more than the refuge (in its capacity as such) or the Manager/Caretaker can offer. The Manager/Caretaker must bear in mind that the C.A.I. hut is the climbers' home; accordingly he must make the hut friendly and welcoming and must be cordial and impartial with all. From 10.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m. the Manager/Caretaker must ensure that absolute silence is maintained and he shall use his best efforts to eliminate any noise or disturbance. In refuges provided with lighting, only the night-lights may be kept on after 10.00 p.m. From 10.00 p.m. on this service is limited to the reception of guests, exceptions being allowed only in grave and fully justified circumstances. Guests must comply with any prohibitions (or limitations on the use of rooms or equipment) indicated on special notices displayed by the Local Branch in agreement with the Manager/Caretaker. It is forbidden to enter the rest rooms with heavy boots or shoes and to use lighting systems and stoves with naked flames. Smoking is also prohibited in the rooms and in the eating areas. Animals may not be taken into the huts. Radio and television equipment, record players, amplifications systems, etc. may not be used inside the hut and~ its outbuildings or in the vicinity thereof. The Manager/Caretaker may use radio and television appiiances only in the rooms assigned for his private use.

Terms for Members

Within the limits set down by the Central Committee for Mountain Huts and Structures, C.A.I. members enjoy different terms from non-members. Proof of C.A.I. membership must be provided by immediately showing the membership card, which must bear a photograph and either the coupon for the current year or the "life member" stamp. On-duty members of the National Alpine Rescue and Speleological Teams and members of the Armed Forces or the Police Forces seconded to the area enjoy the same status as C.A.I. members. Members of U.I.A.A. associations enjoy reciprocity arrangements. The above-mentioned members must show the card of the Club to which they belong; the card must bear the required photograph and be valid for the current year.

Prices

There is no obligation to buy food or drink in Alpine Club huts. The prices indicated on the official Tariff are inclusive of all services and facilities, V.A.T. and any other tax or levy. Managers/Caretakers may not for any reason raise the prices shown on the Tariff or demand surcharges for facilities, and the services rendered shall comply with the particular conditions of the place and location. Only non-members who consume their own food or drink in the hut's dining facility are required to pay a cover charge set down on the Tariff as a contribution to the cost of clearing up and refuse disposal. The supplement to the overnight rate for heating the rest rooms during the summer season becomes payable whenever, on the basis of particular weather conditions, the Manager/ Caretaker decides to turn on the heating systems. . In the event of winter opening, the Tariff fixes the percentage increase to be applied to the prices displayed for the constant heating of all the rooms in the hut. The Manager/Caretaker must issue a proper receipt or cash slip, as required by law, indicating the services provided. In the event of claims lodged with the owner or user branch, this document must be attached.

Telephone

In huts provided with a public telephone, the telephone may only be used from 6.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m., except in the event of emergencies or other justifiable circumstances. Precedence must in any case be granted to telephone communications required by the National Alpine Rescue and Speleological Corps and to refuge service calls. The Manager/Caretaker is required scrupulously to apply the current official rates and may not for any reason demand additional sums of money for this facility. In huts provided with an emergency telephone set, the Manager/Caretaker must ensure constant control, in compliance with SIP provisions, when the refuge is closed.

Visitors' Book

Guests entering the refuge are invited to sign the "visitors' book", indicating clearly their place of origin and next destination; guests on difficult climbs or treks must advise the Manager/Caretaker to this effect and fill out the proper form. This form is essential for search and rescue operations.

Care of Huts

The condition of the accommodation structures, their fittings and the facilities provided, and especially those which are unattended, depends on the behaviour of their users, who are required to show regard for the spirit of the C.A.I. and comport themselves in a proper and civil manner. Guests who have used a winter structure, refuge, shelter or hut must put everything back in order, remove any refuse or litter and ensure that the structure is properly closed before leaving. Visitors who have caused damage, albeit involuntarily, to the property, furnishings or equipment, must not only take immediate steps to prevent any further damage from occurring but are also required to notify the Manager/Caretaker, the Inspector or the Local Branch, and to pay compensation for damages