The Mountain Leader Specialists

Course dates and prices


Below are a series of links to site that we think are worthwhile. If there are any glaring omissions then please feel free to let us know.

The ASSOCIATION OF MOUNTAINEERING INSTRUCTORS is the representative body for fully qualified instructors in the UK, and the web site gives details of how it all works.  

MOUNTAIN TRAINING SCOTLAND is the board for registering with either the ML, SPA CWA and CWLA schemes. They can be reached via the MTUK website.  

The SCOTTISH AVALANCHE INFORMATION SERVICE have an excellent and informative site, loaded (!) with information about avalanches, weather etc, and also includes the daily avalanche forecast for the Scottish mountains during the season.  

If you're an active walker, climber or skier, the MOUNTAINEERING COUNCIL OF SCOTLAND membership will help you get the most out of Scotland's mountains, hills crags and climbing walls. MCofS is the only organisation that represents, supports and promotes the wide range of activities enjoyed by Scotland's walking, climbing and skiing community. By joining MCofS you will help support their vital work and enjoy a wide range of benefits, including money-saving offers, discounts and insurance. You can benefit now. Enjoy free lectures, discounts on gear and services, and the members-only quarterly magazine - Scottish Mountaineer.

The MOUNTAIN WEATHER INFORMATION SERVICE does exactly what it says on the tin, plus has a number of other interesting bits of info.

The MET OFFICE MOUNTAIN FORECASTS are now free and are a useful resource for all sorts of reasons.

KINROSS HOUSE provides an excellent and comfortable base for our courses in both summer and winter, with a very friendly hostess and excellent facilities.

NATIONAL RAIL ENQUIRIES, very easy to use, nearest rail link is Aviemore.

NATIONAL EXPRESS coaches are a major connection from the south to Scotland.

SCOTTISH CITYLINK provide coaches from all over the UK.

ABERLOUR is our base for SPA courses, as well as useful location for tailor-made courses.

VISIT AVIEMORE is the site for Aviemore and the Cairngorms area. It has details about accommodation and other useful info.

LYON EQUIPMENT distribute a huge range of climbing equipment, and their site has links to other major manufacturers such as Petzl, Beal and La Sportiva.