Mountaineering can involve a range of walking, hiking and/or climbing up mountainous areas, where the terrain often consists of rocky ground as well as snow-covered or icy ranges. This technically challenging ground will often take you to very remote places with no other people in sight!
Experience and skills are needed, as these dramatic conditions may present hazards from high altitude to possible avalanches. Mountaineering expeditions may also require the use of technical equipment.
Organisations / Associations:
www.thebmc.co.uk (British Mountaineering Council)
www.mountaineering-scotland.org.uk (Scottish Mountaineering Council)
www.mountaineering.ie (Ireland Mountaineering Council)
www.karabiner.org (Manchester Mountaineering Club)
www.mltuk.org (Mountain Leader Training Association)
www.ami.org.uk (Association of Mountaineering Instructors)
Mountaineering Courses and Expeditions:
www.mountainskills.co.uk (Professional mountaineering service in Scotland)
www.adventureexpeditions.co.uk (Rock climbing, trekking and mountaineering)
www.cuillin-guides.co.uk (Professional guiding/instruction on The Isle of Skye)
www.ascentsofadventure.co.uk (Instruction and guided days out in the Lake District)
(Photo by Dan Bailey from 'Scotland's Mountain Ridges')