New website for Mountaineering Scotland

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The new look website

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Mountaineering Scotland has announced the launch this week of a brand new website {http://www.mountaineering.scot/|www.mountaineering.scot|Click here to visit site}.

The new site offers a gateway to hillwalking, mountaineering, climbing and snow sports touring in Scotland. It is user-friendly, with an intuitive navigation enabling people to quickly and simply find the information or advice they seek.

The new website also unveils the organisation’s new logo, inspired by the iconic mountain outline of Buachaille Etive Mor. This was the winning entry in a design competition held this summer, which was open to Mountaineering Scotland members and the general public.

The website and logo are the culmination of an organisational rebrand to ‘Mountaineering Scotland’ from ‘Mountaineering Council of Scotland’ that began in the spring after consultation with members creating a simpler and more inclusive identity to accompany ambitious growth plans.

Mountaineering Scotland CEO David Gibson explained how the organisation, based in Perth and at Glenmore Lodge, plans to grow its 13,000 membership and reach out to all those who enjoy hill

walking and climbing on Scotland’s hills and at climbing walls. He said: “Indoor climbing is one of the nation’s fastest growing sports and is set to become even more popular as it becomes an Olympic sport for the first time in 2020. Passion for the Scottish mountains is at an equal high and we want to encourage even more people to give hill walking a try as part of an active lifestyle. Our new identity is all part of our plans to do this.”

The new website is an essential resource for both members and anyone interested in the Scottish mountains. There is advice on getting started in mountaineering activities, including hill walking, winter mountaineering and climbing, indoor and outdoor climbing, and snow sports touring. There are also features on Mountaineering Scotland’s campaigns representing mountaineers, protecting our mountains, safeguarding access and growing participation.

There is comprehensive and authoritative guidance for mountain safety and skills from navigation tips to weather and avalanche advice, plus details of Mountaineering Scotland’s highly respected skills courses. Hill goers can also find an up-to- date directory of Scotland’s mountaineering and climbing clubs or join Mountaineering Scotland directly as an individual member.

Along with the new website, Mountaineering Scotland’s emails have also changed, and now follow the pattern of first name followed by @mountaineering.scot – eg. info@mountaineering.scot.