It would be wise (particularly if you are heading out on the hill alone) to leave some details regarding your intended route choice. This doesn't need to be an arduous task and can be as simple as leaving a few brief particulars regarding your plan for the day and your expected time of return. In the event of you getting into difficulties in the mountains, a few brief details could make an important difference for the Police and Mountain Rescue Teams.
Click here for a simple 'late back procedure' form which you may wish to print off and use. You may choose to leave this form with family, friends, an accommodation provider or failing that inside your car. This form has been created by friends and colleagues of Clive Dennier who went missing in the Kinlochourn area in March 2013. Please remember, it is crucial that you do report back when you get off the hill. Otherwise valuable resources and time may be wasted looking for you.
An alternative form produced by Police Scotland called 'Going to the Hills' can be downloaded here. The MCofS endorses both of these initiatives.
Please note: The Police now have a dedicated phone number '101' which can be used in the event of 'non-emergency' situations. An example of this, would be a person who was concerned about their partner who was overdue coming off the hill.
Click here for more detailed information regarding the Pros & Cons of leaving detailed information about an intended hill walking and mountaineering 'expedition'
Site updated: 11th September 2013