GET IN TOUCH

FOR PRESS ENQUIRIES
KATRINA TAEE
katrina@jcmt.org.uk
+44 (0) 7899 880 001
FOR FUNDRAISING & WEBSITE ENQUIRIES
MELISSA CONVILLE
melissa@jcmt.org.uk
+44 (0) 7717 336 333
FOR COURSE ENQUIRIES
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL DETAILS REGARDING THE COURSES, BOOKINGS, EQUIPMENT LISTS AND NECESSARY INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON PLAS Y BRENIN’S WEBSITE, VIA THE LINKS ON OUR COURSES AND BOOKINGS PAGE.

USEFUL INFORMATION

WEATHER & INSURANCE

Mountain Weather Information
www.mwis.org.uk

The Scottish Avalanche Information Service
www.sais.gov.uk

French & European Weather Forecasts
www.alpine-guides.com is a good website to get an overview of current alpine climbing conditions – with quick access to the latest Chamonix climbing conditions, snow avalanche bulletins and mountain forecasts across the Alps. You can also access forecasts in Italy and Switzerland.

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Insurance
The British Mountaineering Council have now launched an improved insurance web section, making it easier to take out the BMC’s renowned specialist travel and activity insurance. This is exclusive to BMC members only, and you save 5% when buying online. If you are serious about your mountaineering it pays to be serious about your insurance.

Tel: 01614 456 111
Website: www.thebmc.co.uk

ACCOMMODATION

Plas Y Brenin

If you want to get your family and friends into the “great outdoors”, Plas y Brenin is a beautiful location to do so. Be it for one day, or one week, there are many varied courses and activities available, whether you are new to your sport, or experienced. They will meet your requirements. There are 85 en-suite bedrooms, and an additional 32 beds in their two bunkhouses. Instruction and coaching is of the highest standard.

Tel: 01690 702 214
Email: info@pyb.co.uk
Website: www.pyb.co.uk

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Craggan Outdoors’ Ardenbeg Bunkhouse

On our Scottish Winter Courses each January, accommodation is booked at Craggan Outdoors’ Ardenbeg bunkhouse in Grantown-on-Spey in the Cairngorms. If you are visiting the area at other times of the year to walk or climb, or to sample other outdoor activities, then we highly recommend Craggan Outdoors, recognised as ‘Best Visitor Attraction’ in the Highlands & Islands Tourism Awards 2012. Their two bunkhouses – Ardenbeg, and another in a rural location just 5 minutes outside Grantown – accommodate up to 24 and 33 people respectively, and offer great value accommodation for families and groups. A range of 20+ activities, from archery to zip wire, means that there is something to suit all ages, abilities and budgets!

Address: Ardenberg, Grant Road, Grantown-on-Spey, Moray, Scotland PH26 3LD
Tel: 01479 872 824 / 01479 873 283
Email: info@craggenoutdoors.co.uk
Website: www.craggenoutdoors.co.uk

Camping du Glacier D’Argentière, France
During the summer alpine courses our student’s stay at Les Chosalets Campsite. It is in a good location near shops and the supermarket, 1km from the centre of the village, on a main bus route. We recommend it if you are looking for a camping site during an alpine trip. Contact Julian Wharton.

Website: www.campingchamonix.com
Email: info@campingchamonix.com
Address: 161 Chemin des Chosalets, Argentiére, France
Tel: +33 (0) 450 541 736

PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT

The aim of the JCMT is to help prevent accidents, but sometimes accidents do happen and whether you have been involved in one yourself, have lost a climbing friend or are a family member of someone who died, grief can be overwhelming at times. Sometimes the support of family and friends is enough to help you adjust to life without the person you love, but occasionally you may feel you need additional support from either a psychotherapist or a counsellor.

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We list some useful addresses:

The Counselling Directory
A directory of certified counsellors and psychotherapists, searchable by are and speciality.

Address: Counselling Directory, Coliseum Riverside Way, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 3YL
Tel: 0844 8030 240
Website: www.counselling-directory.org.uk

The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)
Information on where to get counselling in your area, lists of counsellors by location and specialities and areas of work eg. grief, stress etc

Address: 1 Regent Place, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 2PJ
Tel: 0870 443 525
Email: bacp@bacp.co.uk
Website: www.itsgoodtotalk.org.uk

The Compassionate Friends
A Self-help organisation for parents and family members whose child of any age has died from any cause.

Address: 53 North Street, Bristol, BS3 1EN
Tel: 0117 966 5202
Helpline: 0117 953 9639
Email: info@tcf.org.uk
Website: www.tcf.org.uk