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Mountain Weather Information
The Scottish Avalanche Information Service
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.
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
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
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
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.
Address: 161 Chemin des Chosalets, Argentiére, France
Tel: +33 (0) 450 541 736
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.