Useful information

Weather and conditions


The Mountain Weather Information Service

MWIS currently produce forecasts for 8 different mountain areas of the UK as an aid to mountain safety. These forecasts are now viewed online by 2 million visitors a year, and can be read on the appropriate webpage, downloaded as a printable PDF, or accessed via internet enabled mobile phone. MWIS now produce forecasts 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year for 8 mountain areas.


Met Office mountain area forecasts

Mountain forecasts are provided for the main mountain areas and those which have the highest visitor figures.

Forecasts cover daylight hours and contain information such as: hazard risk, overview, 3 hourly weather summary, probability of precipitation, visibility, hill fog, maximum winds, valley and summit level temperatures, freezing level, latest pressure chart
and a general outlook for the next few days


Scottish Avalanche Information Service

Avalanche hazard considerations should always be part of any winter hill goers daily plans and we would recommend that climbers, walkers and off-piste skiers currently venturing into the hills, continue to note snow and weather conditions in respect of any potential avalanche hazard. Be prepared to modify your plans accordingly.


Accommodation and Transport



To try to keep our carbon footprint to a minimum we are pleased to provide transport to the hill/crag from local accommodation.

- Airport or train-station pickups, or transport for larger groups can be negotiated on request.

- Airport Links Highlands and Island Airports

- Railway Links Book a train ticket anywhere in the UK

- Bus Links Try National Express (regional) or Rapsons (local)



The price of accommodation is not included. Past clients have stayed in Inverness Youth Hostel, An Darach B&B in Contin and other B&B's in and around inverness and have been very happy with the facilities provided. Please let us know if you would like help in organising somewhere for the duration of your trip.