Links

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.

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.

More Scotland. Scottish conditions, reports etc.

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.

Essential climbing sites:

UKClimbing.com. Excellent info on news, crags, routes, shops.

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

Foreign friends:

Want to go climb, bike, hike or trek overseas? Don’t know where to go, where to stay and what to do when you get there? Well, we don’t have all the answers, that’s what rough guides are for… but here are a few suggestions.

Canadian Rockies

The Defreggerhaus. Medium sized hut at 2963m, big on character and with friendly staff. In the Austrian Tyrol (and visited by NMC members in August 2005 and 2007).

Alpine Break. Mountain biking, white water canoeing, hiking, Alpine climbing, rock climbing and many other activities in the Hautes Alpes area of France.

Essential gear sites:

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:

Met Office UK Mountain Region Forecasts – short-term forecasts for key UK mountain regions.

Mountain Weather Information Service – self explanatory

BBC Weather is useful for other regions.

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