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Anyone venturing out into the Scottish hills must be aware that mountaineering can be dangerous. Although accidents are mercifully rare, the nature of the sport is that you often put yourself in exposed situations where a slip or a stumble can have serious consequences.


The weather is rarely static in Scotland. It is common to encounter sun, wind, rain and snow in the same day. Lying snow and ice on paths occur during the winter months. Combined with these is the risk of low lying cloud giving poor visibility making navigation very difficult. For these reasons you must be prepared for all sorts of situations. Have a look at the suggested kit listThe Mountaineering Scotland website gives a lot of information about mountain safety. There are also numerous organisations that run training courses on climbing, navigation and other mountaineering skills.


The club ethic, and the code for all mountaineers, is that we look after each other. However, you must be prepared for extreme conditions and take responsibility for yourself at all times. You must accept that when you venture out into the hills, whether with the club or as an individual, you do so entirely at your own risk.  

Club members have a great wealth of experience between them, and are very happy to share information and offer advice based on their experience. However, as with the vast majority of hillwalkers and climbers, we are not qualified instructors, leaders or guides, and the Club cannot be held responsible for any actions of its members or for any injuries that you might sustain or situation you might find yourself in.

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