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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. 


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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May Day! Look out for an incoming storm
POSTED BY Garry // 29th Apr 21

We're watching the progress of a developing low which threatens to bring gales on the Bank Holiday.
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Chilly with springtime showers
POSTED BY Garry // 28th Apr 21

Hail and snow flurries continue into the start of May.
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Things are 'looking up'...
POSTED BY Garry // 19th Apr 21

How do we forecast? It requires vertical thinking!
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Classic 'warm' sector satellite imagery and another Arctic blast on the way!
POSTED BY Calum // 8th Apr 21

Classic lee wave cloud structures and warm sector conditions. Arctic blast returns overnight and into tomorrow with snow and hail showers on the menu over the next couple of days.
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Cold Friday into Saturday
POSTED BY Garry // 24th Mar 21

Briefly much lower freezing levels bringing snow and hail.
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Dangers of Adder bites
POSTED BY Cory // 20th Mar 21

In this next blog on outdoor first aid, Cory Jones, a Director for First Aid Training Co-operative, will discuss what to do if you are struck by an adder!
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A windy day in the hills
POSTED BY Richard // 19th Mar 21

Mountains can have a big influence on the strength and direction of the wind and this, in turn, can have a big influence on us.
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A turbulent few days developing
POSTED BY Garry // 8th Mar 21

Atlantic weather systems are gearing up to bring a very unsettled few days.
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Free digital Outdoor First Aid manual
POSTED BY Cory // 27th Feb 21

Would you know what to do if you or your walking companion took a tumble in the hills? How to deal with a serious injury whilst waiting for the mountain rescue to arrive?
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