Below is a list of authoritative websites that will help with course content:

Hill and Mountain Skills handbook - Download here

Mountain Weather and Safety information - Met Office

Mountain Specific Weather Forecasts - Met Office

Mountain Weather Information Service - MWIS

BMC Mountain Skills playlist for YouTube - Working for climbers, hill walkers & mountaineers - TeamBMC

Scottish Avalanche Information Service - Be Avalanche Aware

The SAIS publishes daily reports of observed and forecast, avalanche, snow, and mountain conditions for the 5 most popular mountain areas of Scotland.  They provide a daily avalanche hazard report which will be displayed in cafes, hostels, tourist information, etc. It's essential to be familiar with the format and how to understand the content.

Map Reading Tips from Ordnance Survey

Lake District Fell Top Assessors

Each winter, usually from December to March, Fell top assessors walk up Helvellyn.  They check conditions, take photos, and supply a report to add to the Met Office weather forecast that appears 365 days a year. Fell Top Assessors

Online Sites and Apps used by staff at Peak Adventures that help with Navigation and Route Planning.

  • FatMap
  • OS Maps
  • Memory Map
  • BeAvalancheAware
  • Mountain Weather UK
  • Met Office
  • OS Locate
  • Avenza
  • Harveys maps
  • Grid Point GB
  • GPS Locate