Stuart Johnston

Stuart Johnston is one of Britain's foremost mountaineering guides, instructors and trainers, running winter and summer courses for all levels of mountain enthusiast, from beginner to aspiring leader or climbing professional. A member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors, and a holder of the UK's highest qualification in the field – The Mountain Instructor's Certificate – Stuart is also a consultant adviser on outdoor health and safety, and a qualified instructor on Wilderness EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) courses.

Stuart runs a successful climbing, adventure and training business from his base in Perth, Scotland, delivering courses throughout Britain and overseas for individuals, groups, clubs, businesses, schools and other organisations. He is co-author of the best-selling Mountain Skills Training Handbook, and an associate member of staff at Glenmore Lodge, Scotland's National Outdoor Training Centre in the Cairngorms.

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Feature · 16 Dec 2014

Winter Hillwalking

Summer hillwalking and winter mountaineering are worlds apart, with virtually every dimension of the environment transformed in the latter season. The risks – and, arguably, the attractions – are multiplied many times over in winter, when the mountains become both wonderland and danger zone. In this first extract from their book ‘The Hillwalker’s Guide to Mountaineering’, Terry Adby and...

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