Covid-19: When can we resume guiding activities?

On the 21st of May the Scottish Government issued a road map outlining a phased reduction in coronavirus restrictions.

Phase 1 indicates that exercise and recreational activity may be possible close to home, with minimal travel still advised. While it may be possible to achieve small trips close to home for those lucky enough to live in the mountains, for many travel will remain restricted.

We hope to be able start guiding activities again in Phase 3, which we anticipate to be by late July at the earliest. Until then we do need to be patient, and we will be reviewing our risk assessments in line with advice from the British Mountain Guides (BMG) and Mountaineering Scotland.

In the meantime please feel free to get in touch regarding rock climbing and mountaineering in the summer. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Update 13 June: Currently, we anticipate that this will be from the 15th July onwards. Our first priority will be to reschedule bookings from earlier in the season where we can. In addition we also welcome enquires for climbing and mountaineering activities in Scotland, please feel free to get in touch.

Update 3 July: The Scottish Government has confirmed the relaxation of the travel restrictions for outdoor recreation from the 3 July during Phase 2. The full guidelines can be found in the Phase 2 update 3rd July 2020: Guidance for hill walking and climbing during covid-19 from Mountaineering Scotland.

Mountain Assurance Ltd has also signed up to ‘We’re Good To Go’ a national initiative to demonstrate that we are compliant with the latest government guidance regarding Covid-19. Most importantly, we want to reassure you that we have been working behind the scenes, so that we can head to the mountains responsibly when the time comes. More details about the procedures we have put in place can be found on our Covid-19 page.

For additional information visit: Mountaineering Scotland’s Coronavirus page and our Covid-19 page.