British Mountaineering Council

The BMC is the national representative body that champions the interests of climbers, hill walkers, mountaineers and ski mountaineers in England and Wales; it is also recognised by government as the national governing body for competition climbing. The BMC is a member organisation, and currently has over 75,000 members, comprised of individual members as well as members of more than 250 BMC affiliated clubs. Organisations who wish to support the work of the BMC can join as associate members. There are a range of membership benefits including liability insurance, access to national huts. Find out more The British Mountaineering Council (

Mountaineering Scotland

Mountaineering Scotland is the recognised representative organisation for hill walkers, climbers, mountaineers and ski-tourers who live in Scotland or who enjoy Scotland’s mountains, and acts to represent, support and promote Scottish mountaineering. It offers training and information to mountain users to promote safety, self-reliance and the enjoyment of our mountain environment. It also campaigns to protect Scotland’s mountains and to protect access rights in those mountains. By becoming a member, you can support the work it does. You’ll also receive regular information, expert advice and have access to affordable mountaineering skills courses plus many other member benefits including liability insurance, discounts and offers, subscription to Scottish Mountaineer magazine, access to BMC adventure travel insurance and access to national huts. Find out more Mountaineering Scotland

Scottish Avalanche Information Service

The Scottish Avalanche Information Service (SAIS) brings you daily forecasts of the avalanche hazard  for the six most popular areas of Scotland during the most popular period of the winter season. Although Skye is not specifically included you can find invaluable information about avalanche conditions elsewhere in the North West and general avalanche safety information. Home – Scottish Avalanche Information Service (

Mountain Weather Information Service

The Mountain Weather Information Service provides weather forecasts to aid mountain safety for 10 upland regions across the UK. MWIS forecasts contain detailed and accessible information aimed at both novice and experienced mountain users. Its forecasts are written largely in the form of warnings; generally when there is little text, the conditions are fairly benign. Where possible it uses wording that indicates the impact of the weather on the user, and particularly when there is the possibility of severe conditions, it tries to include this eventuality in the forecast as a probability, even when the risk is low. Home Page (

Scottish Mountaineering Club

Established in 1889, the Scottish Mountaineering Club has been at the forefront of climbing and mountaineering in Scotland for over 100 years. Members, both past and present, have included many of Scotland’s most influential climbers and mountaineers. The SMC maintains a national database of climbs which are incorporated into its guidebooks. Each year it publishes new route information online and via the SMC Journal. New routes information can be found here Scottish Mountaineering Club (

Scottish Mountaineering Trust

The Scottish Mountaineering Club has a long history of providing support to the broad community of Scottish mountaineers, and in 1962 it set up the Scottish Mountaineering Trust. It was a way of channelling profits from growing guidebook sales back into Scottish mountaineering. The Trust has grown from strength to strength, and has since donated £1.6 million to good causes that include mountain training, mountain rescue, path repairs and mountain huts, of which Glen Brittle was one. Nowadays it raises a growing part of its income from donations and bequests from generous supporters. The SMT is a charity registered in Scotland and further details can be found at Home Page – SMT (

Skye Mountain Rescue

The members of the Skye Mountain Rescue Team are local men and women from all over the island who give up their time to assist others in a time of emergency. The team members are all volunteers and receive no payment or retainer fee. The Skye MRT website includes safety tips for the hills, including specifically for the Cuillin as they can be particularly hazardous and difficult to navigate in poor conditions/cloud. Mountain Safety – Skye Mountain Rescue (

Forestry and Land Scotland Glen Brittle walking and cycling routes 

High above Glen Brittle is a large area of mature woodland with superb elevated views over the majestic Cuillin Ridge and a great circuit of forest roads to explore. Glen Brittle – Forestry and Land Scotland