Quality Mountain Days
           Summer Mountain Walking

Welcome to the Resource Site for Developing Skills & Proficiency in Hill Walking in Summer Conditions. (Under Development)

To venture into the higher peaks whether alone or in a group, we are responsible for our own wellbeing and safety. This site is intended as an information source introducing new skills, techniques and strategies to shorten the time to proficiency.
The information herein is provided without warranty.


Mountain Skills and the lack thereof
  • Navigation.

    The most commonly cited contributory cause of mountain incidents is poor navigation and the percentage of people becoming lost is increasing. Poor navigation leads to people becoming overdue, exhausted, lost, benighted and cragfast, sometimes with fatal consequences.

  • Proficiency in Hill Walking

    The proportion of inexperienced people involved in hill walking incidents has increased as many venture out into the Scottish mountains not thinking of the rigours they may face, then totally unprepared when things go wrong.

  • Understanding Weather

    The weather can have a profound effect in the mountain environment so understanding how weather systems work is an important feature of planning our days on the hill. Wind is cited as the factor of most weather related incidents.

  • Planning

    Poor planning is cited in 18% of incidents.   Hope for the best, plan for the worst

  • Equipment

    11% of all incidents are caused through equipment which is inadequate or missing.

JOIN: The Mountaineering Council of Scotland

Checkout the MCofS web site here!

With thanks to the MCofS for their kind permission to use their excellent navigation skills texts on this site.      

Participation Statement

Climbing, hillwalking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death.
Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement

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