What time do we need to be there on the evening prior to the course?
There is usually no meeting on the evening prior to the course, unless specified. Meals in Grantown and Aberlour generally stop at about 20.30hrs, so if you want food you need to be a bit earlier. We usually meet at 09.00hrs prompt on the first morning. On some courses we will meet at the venue at a time to be confirmed.
Where are the courses based?
The majority of ML courses are based in the Cairngorms, with a variety of venues being used. Accommodation is in either Aberlour or Grantown on Spey, depending upon the course taken. SPA, CWA and CWLA courses are flexible: email us for exact details of venues.
Are they easy to get to?
Yes, the A9 is a fast road, giving easy access from the south.
Where is the nearest public transport?
Aviemore is closest for rail and coach. From there, taxis and the odd bus are available to get to Aberlour or Grantown. We also try to link up participants who are coming from the same area so that car-sharing is a possibility. For those wishing to fly, Inverness airport offers good links from the south and from there either a hire car or public transport can be used.
What accommodation do most people go for?
Any, to suit your pocket or requirements. Kinross Guest House is out base for the winter and it offers excellent comfort and value for money. Other option exist, such as the local bunkhouse, campsite or house rental. Details are on the Links <page10.html> page.
What equipment do we have to bring?
Everything is supplied, apart from boots and personal clothing. If you have your own gear it would be a good idea to bring it and use it. Feel free to call us to discuss any equipment that you may wish to use or purchases that you are intending to make.
How do I book?
The easiest is to use the online booking form on the website. 'Phone bookings can be pencilled in for five working days, subject to a booking form being received within that time.
Am I fit enough?
We are not looking for super-human fitness, just a good general level! Have a look at the outline details for your course and decide from there: you are probably fitter than you imagine!
How do I pay?
Cash, cheque, BACS or PayPal are all fine. There are links from the page generated once a booking form has been submitted.
When is the balance due?
Bookings need to be accompanied shortly afterwards by a deposit of £100 per person. Full payment must be made twenty-eight days prior to the first day of the course, or immediately in the case of a last-minute booking or for SPA, CWA and CWLA courses.
What is included in the cost?
Accommodation (if selected and specified on course description), meals as per accommodation option, instruction, use of specialised equipment.
Do I need insurance?
This is highly recommended. It should cover cancellation as well as personal injury and loss of equipment.
How do I get more information on the courses?
Either have a look at the relevant page on our site, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> or feel free to give us a ring on 01340 871071. We'll be very happy to help.
The Mountain Leader Specialists