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Advice

Below you will find a range of free informative downloadable publications that will help us all to preserve the good reputation of mountaineers as responsible users of the areas we access by right.

Overarching Advice

  • Minimal Impact Mountaineering Advice - summer or winter whether you are on your feet, skis or a crag then this is the one-stop-shop of the basics of enjoying the outdoors while minimising your impact with general and activity-specific information relevant to Scotland, England and the rest of the world.
  • The Law and the Code - rights and responsibilities we have in Scotland under the Scottish Outdoor Access Code / Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003.

Detailed Topic Advice

  • Where to 'Go' in the Great Outdoors - guidance about ensuring the water in Scotland's mountains stays clean enough to drink and how best to find clean water.
  • Access in the Deer Stalking Season (July - October) - guidance on what stalking means for your access rights and resources to help you.
  • Wild Camping - guidance about how best to enjoy wild camping while ensuring it remains in the same condition to be enjoyed the next time.
  • Memorials - guidance on things to consider if you are thinking about a memorial for yourself or another in the mountains and reasons why you might want to make your wishes clear in advance.
  • Health in the Hills - including tick advice.
  • Ticks - video - The incidence of Lyme Disease appears to be increasing and this video offers guidance on avoidance and dealing with them if they latch on.

Climbing-specific Advice 

  • Climbing in Scotland Statement - guidance for climbers and land owners to promote mutual understanding about risk, liability and rights regarding placing protection, including bolts.
  • Nesting Birds and Climbing - guidance about staying within the law and crags that may be affected.