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Follow the latest musings of our MWIS forecasters discussing the intricacies of the British weather in the mountain environment. In addition our MWIS Ambassadors will be blogging on all aspects of adventure and safety in the mountains. A brief bio of our ambassadors can be found at the following link:


*The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by MWIS Ambassadors in this blog belong solely to the author, and are not necessarily those of MWIS, or any organisation, employer or other persons associated with the individual. 


Winter & Summer Showers
POSTED BY Mehmet // 2nd Apr 22

How do showers differ between summer and winter? Mehmet explores a day when the UK experienced both winter and summer weather patterns.
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Don’t let a slip ruin your trip
POSTED BY Garry // 24th Mar 22

Experts warn it’s still time to #ThinkWINTER in the highlands
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Strong downslope gusts: Why?
POSTED BY Mehmet // 20th Mar 22

Some days there are strong gusts on the supposedly sheltered sides of mountains. Mehmet explores why we get these gusts and how much this happened on Saturday 19th March 2022 in Coire an t-Sneachda in the Cairngorms National Park.
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Snowy mountains this week
POSTED BY Garry // 19th Feb 22

Scottish mountains mostly sub-zero with considerable snow.
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Weather warning for mountaineers
POSTED BY Garry // 17th Feb 22

Severe weather in the mountains to continue into next week
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Thoughts on a stormy day out
POSTED BY Mehmet // 9th Dec 21

Experience of Storm Barra on the mountains.
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#ThinkWINTER in the mountains
POSTED BY Garry // 2nd Dec 21

Make sure you have the right info for your adventures
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Don’t get left in the dark
POSTED BY Garry // 13th Oct 21

Hill-walkers should gear up for the autumn – and get a torch.
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Partnership aids young climbers
POSTED BY Garry // 27th Aug 21

DMM links with Mountaineering Scotland for rock climbing courses
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Play safe in the mountains
POSTED BY Garry // 28th May 21

Advice for hillwalkers as summer slow to arrive on the heights.
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Sofa 2 Summit
POSTED BY Garry // 20th May 21

Sofa2Summit is a new online program by Mountaineering Scotland
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