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.