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Mountain safety and skills

The following winter skills videos 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