Additional information via links and video clips is available on this page.
The following winter skills clips have been prepared by Glenmore Lodge and offer a useful introduction to equipment and skills required for heading to the Scottish mountains in winter.
The following organisations are concerned with safety in the Scottish mountains:
Mountain Training Scotland – the national governing body for mountain training
Scottish Mountain Rescue – represents all the civilian mountain rescue teams
Glenmore Lodge - the National Outdoor Training Centre, offers a wide range of training courses at all levels
Scottish Avalanche Information Service – provides daily reports throughout the winter
Mountain Weather Information Service – a daily mountain-specific weather information service
The Met Office – daily mountain-specific reports
Association of Mountaineering Instructors – has lists of qualified professional mountaineering instructors
Walk Highlands – great for ideas for routes and the latest outdoor news
Mountain Aid - A charity which aims to help improve the quality of life of anyone permanently injured on the Scottish hills; to promote training and education in the skills required to enjoy the Scottish hills safely, and to maintain a close relationship with the Scottish Mountain Rescue services, granting funds for projects, equipment or activities which might otherwise not receive funding