Mountain Resources

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Lowland Leaders, Mountain Leaders, Winter Mountain Leaders, IFMGA... This quick and easy guide explains the most common outdoor qualifications and what they mean. 

CASM v3.0 is a proposed Human Factors tool which is based on Crew Resource Management (CRM) training from the aviation sector. Established research into avalanche incidents and the applied psychology of Human Factors in safety critical industries have both formed the basis of CASM.

SAIS avalanche forecaster operation for the 6 operational areas (Lochaber, Glencoe, Creag Meagaidh, Southern Cairngorms, Northern Cairngorms and Torridon regions). Only operational during winter months. 

Supported by the Scottish Avalance Information Service, this online guide outlines the decision-making process and the fundamental considerations of assessing avalanche hazards in the winter mountains. 

British Standards are produced by the British Standards Institution, a service organisation that produces standards across a variety of sectors BS 8848:2014 sets standards to manage and minimise the risks associated with a wide range of adventurous travel. Taking its title from the height of Everest in metres, it sets out a good practice for those organising overseas trips including provision of visits, fieldwork, expeditions, and adventurous activities outside the United Kingdom.

The UIAA develops international standards for climbing and mountaineering equipment and currently accredits over 2,000 safety labels to more than 70 manufacturers around the world. The UIAA also provides climbers and mountaineers with important safety advice, from its database of certified climbing and mountaineering gear, information on the latest equipment recalls as well as its Q&A series.

Winter Skills is the official handbook for Mountain Training's winter schemes and is an easy to digest reference tool for everyone venturing onto snow and ice in the UK and Ireland.

An A to Z of rock climbing words, terms and phrases.

This e-learning module is designed to guide you through the process of planning amazing walks, giving you the skills to be independent in your adventures and hopefully provide some top tips along the way.

To better prepare humanitarian and development professionals for the critical work they do by providing high-quality, relevant online learning resources at no cost. The entire catalog of over 1,500 courses, videos, reference documents, and assessment-based certificate and certification programs are available on demand and 100% free.

ICAR provides a platform for mountain rescue and related organizations to disseminate knowledge with the prime goal of improving mountain rescue services and their safety. ICAR is an independent, worldwide organization that respects its members and promotes international cooperation.

The Alpime Club have distilled their experience into the 14 categories listed here to help make your research and planning significantly easier. We have attempted to emphasise the key elements you need to consider and to supply lists of useful websites and resources for further reading.