Note: NMC has no control over external sites and cannot be held responsible for the contents. Especially if it involves weather forecasting 🙂

Essential mountain sites:

British Mountaineering Council. Make sure you are properly insured and know what’s what when out in the hills. It’s great and we’re members. They produce a Climbing and Walking guide for the South East.

Mountain Weather Information Service. Make sure you check out the forecast for the next 3 days and the week ahead in the UK

Scotland Avalanche Information Service. This site has excellent general information about avalanches, plus daily updated weather and avalanche danger reports for Scotland. Essential for anyone going to Scotland in the winter.

Munro Magic. What do you mean, you’ve never heard of a munro?! Find out all about Scotland’s best mountains here.

Mount Everest: The British Story – A mine of information about British attempts and successes on Mount Everest, from the first expedition to those of today. Includes a comprehensive history, list of summiteers (including two NMC members), amazing facts, a gallery and much more.

Austria Mapping  good to 1:25000 – it isn’t OAV mapping, but uses the same base mapping that the OAV use.

France Mapping to get the ‘classic’ printed IGN style, you need to click on the options on the L hand side, ( voir touts les fonds des cartes ) and then click the ‘cartes IGN classiques’ option. Maps are overlaid with hiking info & routes.

Switzerland Mapping

Tatra Escapes. Good site for walking or visiting the Tatra Mountains.

Essential climbing sites:

BMC – A Parents Guide. If your child is interested in climbing, walking or mountaineering, then read this brilliant free BMC booklet which explains the benefits, and risks, of these activities Excellent info on news, crags, routes, shops.

Walkhigh Mountaineering. All sorts of good stuff, including a regular e:newsletter.

Essential gear sites:

Montagne Sports. A great local outdoor walking, skiing and cycling shop in nearby Hermitage/Thatcham

Cotswold Outdoor. Gear from Cotswold – with our 15% discount.

Gear Zone. Gear – sometimes cheaper than Cotswold.

Go Outdoors. Tents, other camping gear, just in Basingstoke.

Maps. Check out Stanfords or Harvey Map Services.

Books. Travelling the world – good guides for most countries: Lonely Planet. And for general book and map enquiries, you could do worse than this place…

Other stuff:

BBQ Safety – Tips of safe BBQ’ing when out and about in the wild

BikeHike – free on-line route planning if you’re on 2 wheels but is also useful for walking

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