Discounts of between 5 and 10% are currently available at the following shops on production of a valid membership card ...

Cotswold Outdoor, Reading (271 Basingstoke Rd, 01189 875177) and Betws-y-coed. Click here for map to the Reading shop.

Sport Extreme, 5 Lake Rd, Ambleside Tel:01539 431796

Joe Brown, Llanberis & Capel Curig

Field & Trek, Slough (313 High St., 01753 554911)

Davies "The Climbers Shop", Ambleside

Snow+Rock, Kensington, London (188 Kensington High St., 0171 937 0972)

Outside, Old Baptist Chapel, High Street, Llanberis

Good discounts can be obtained from MountainMan and worth trying the specialist climbing and mountaineering shop in Swindon

Other gear suppliers:




Braemar Nordic Ski CentreOne of the best gear shops in Scotland - the link is to, a portal for nordic skiing suppliers

BritishMountainGuides - links to many gear manufacturers sites

Coleman Equipment


Ellis Brigham

Five Ten

La Sportiva


Megagrip Homepage



Recreational EquipmentInc.



Wild Country

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There are a number of useful sites on the net for obtaining weather forecasts and snow conditions in the UK.
Metfax, provided by the
Met Office, is useful for obtaining comprehensive forecasts. Just dial your fax machine with the appropriate number below and it will fax you back the forecast (cost is 1/minute) :

Snow conditions in North Wales

Met Office mountain weather forecast for N. Wales

Met Office mountain weather forecast for Lake District

MetOffice mountain weather forecast for West Highlands

Met Office mountain weather forecast for East Highlands

Met Office mountain weather forecast for Brecon Beacons

Mountain Weather Information Service


To obtain avalanche and general weather information in Scotland, you can send a blank e-mail (no subject or text), to

Here are a few other sources of weather information :

SAIS Avalanche Information

Met Office

AccuWeather - UK & Ireland

The Weather Channel Page

Killin Outdoor Centre and Mountain Shop - Weather Info

CNN Weather

AccuWeather - worldwide weather

EuMetsat - monitoring weather, climate and the environment

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Climbing magazine

Outside Online - the magazine which sponsored Jon Krakauer to go to Everest - from which came the book "Into Thin Air"

Walk in Scotland - the official site of Scotland's National Tourism Organisation - an independent, non-profit making website for hillwalkers, backpackers, mountaineers and everyone who loves exploring Scotland's countryside

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UK: Organisations

The British Mountaineering Council

Plas y Brenin - National Mountain Centre

MLTE - official site of the Mountain Leader Training England organisation

The Alpine Club

British Mountain Guides

Ramblers Association

Mountain Bothies Association - a charity which maintains about 100 shelters in some of the remoter parts of the UK

ABC - Alliance of Independant Climbers - Climbing Gear specialists MegaGrip specialize in outdoor pursuits, rock climbing, caving and general sports training products

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team

Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team

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UK: Instruction and Training

Glenmore Lodge - Scotland's national outdoor training centre - rock climbing, ice climbing, nav skills, ski touring, kayaking, mountain rescue etc.

Heng Genting Mountain Adventures

Plas y Brenin - National Mountain Centre

MLTE - official site of the Mountain Leader Training England organisation

British Mountain Guides

RPM Guiding - a mountain guiding company based in Chamonix Mt Blanc,at the heart of the French Alps. They offer all aspects of climbing instruction and guiding from rock climbing courses and guiding, to Alpine Climbing, Spanish Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing, Alpine Ski Touring and Off Piste Skiing

Wild Track Adventure - providers for challenging teambuilding and leadership courses and pevents

High Trek, Snowdonia - walking holidays and climbing courses in Wales

Alan Kimber West Coast Mountain Guides - Based in Fort William in the dramatic Highlands of Scotland, they offer quality mountain guiding services to all those wishing to improve their mountaincraft skills.

Avalon Adventure - Instruction - Devon based company, specialising in Adventure Holidays and Courses featuring Rock Climbing, Canoeing, Abseiling, Mountain Navigation, Caving, Hill Walking, Mountain Biking, Coasteering, Gorge walking, Management Development, Instructor Training and many more activities

Stubbers Instruction, London - For outdoor adventure, birthday parties, teambuilding, and childrens holiday activities in Upminster, Essex such as jet ski, sailing, canoeing, kayak, raft building, banana rides, climbing, abseiling, high ropes,tunnelling, off road 4x4 driving, quad biking, archery, fencing, rifle shooting and mountain boarding

Knot Tying - learn how to tie allsorts of knots

Scott Muir's web site - Scottish and continental rock, ice, and mixed climbing courses plus news of new routes etc.

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UK: Information and Advice

Rockfax - information about rock climbing worldwide and online route databases containing details of thousands of routes right across Europe. You can search for routes, build a ticklist, comment on a route and vote on grades.

UK Climbing pages - photos, news, forums about the UK climbing scene

Mountain Database - information about more than 2600 hills and mountains in Great Britain and Ireland

New Munros & Tops - as added in 1998 or thereabouts

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UK: Other sites of interest

Bluedome - home to many outdoor organisations

Chris Bonington's site

Ginger Cain's Mountainart

Stockshots - Outdoor Photo Agency

Irish Climbing Online

Full Effect Fitness and Life Style Consultancy Ltd - fitness consultancy that provides individual training programmes for any sport, and specialises in climbing.

Therapy Directory - a list of practitioners from a range of therapy backgrounds such as physiotherapy.

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International info

Irish Climbing pages

Mountaineering Council of Ireland

Ski and Snowboard Guide to the Alps

Saas-Fe info

Zermatt info

Club Alpino Italiano

Apartments for rent in Chamonix

Danish Mountain Club

Canadian Alpine Club

American Alpine Club

Yosemite National Park

Rock N Road - Total US Climbing info

South African Climbing

South African Climbing info

New Zealand Alpine Club

Japanese Alpine Club

Hong Kong Mountaineering Union

South American Explorers Club

RISK - Russian Mountaineering Site

Himalayan Site

Lonely Planet - for the latest travel news

World Outdoor Web

GORP - Big Outdoor Site

Rocklist - full of Climbing Links

World Avalanche Information

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Environmental Organisations

John Muir Trust

Directory of Environmental Organisations in the UK

CLA (Country Landowners Association) Access page

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Ben More, Mull * Tobermory, Mull

Ben Nevis

Cairngorm Weather Station

Fair Isle

Loch Ness (multi camera)


Skye Cuillin at CamVista

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