Blairgowrie & District Hillwalking Club

Guidance for Visitors and New Members:

Safety on the hills

"The key to greater safety on the Scottish mountains is better awareness of the risk. Assessment of risk comes through experience and training."

  • Each person is responsible for their own safety on the hills.
  • The club officials are not trained instructors nor are there leaders for any of the walks.
  • Take heed of the weather reports for hill-walkers and climbers. There is usually a fax report circulated on the bus
  • Know where you are going on each walk and plan the route and timing beforehand. Adjust routes depending on expected conditions.
  • Follow the route on your map.
  • Know how many are in your party and stay together.
  • In winter conditions:
    • Each walking group to comprise of not less than 3 members, with those ascending the mountainside carrying ice-axes and crampons

"Climb if you will, but remember that courage and strength are naught without prudence, and that a momentary negligence may destroy the happiness of a lifetime. Do nothing in haste; look well to each step; and from the beginning think what may be the end." - Edward Whymper.