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Covid-19

How the Coronavirus affects our events and your booking with us

Last updated on 28 May. This information will be updated as UK and Scottish Government advice is revised.

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We are following the UK Government guidelines and taking advice from the Mountaineering Council of Scotland, British Mountaineering Club and The Scottish Government websites.

The Scottish Government has published a 'roadmap' out of the Covid-19 situation. This 'roadmap' consists of Lockdown followed by 4 Phases, we are currently moving into Phase 1.

Phase 3 is when we 'can drive beyond local area for leisure and exercise purposes' and there is a 'relaxation of restrictions on accommodation providers'. This therefore implies that we won't be able to host our hillwalking events in the Highlands until we enter Phase 3. With the Scottish Government holding a review every 3 weeks, the very earliest we can expect to enter Phase 3 is 9th July.

The current situation with our events :
  • Events up to mid-July
    All our events up to the middle of July have been cancelled. We have contacted people affected and offered the choice of priority booking on other events later in the year or a refund.

  • Events where social distancing is not possible
    Some of our events have unavoidable close-contact. We may not be able to host these events as they stand until the Scottish Government allows us to move into Phase 4. We'll review the situation once more information becomes available, but in the meantime we are still taking bookings for such events for mid-July onwards.

    These events include :
  • Bespoke events
    As travel to the UK from many countries has effectively stopped, all bespoke events booked by overseas clients for 2020 have been cancelled. We have contacted people affected and offered a refund.

  • Events from mid-July onwards
    We are taking bookings for our events from mid-July onwards. There is however a chance that some of these events may need to be altered, rescheduled to a later date or even cancelled. We'll review and revise the situation as more information becomes available from the UK and Scottish governments.


Regardless of reason, if we cancel an event that you are currently booked on, we will refund in full. Our booking terms are stated here.

If you have any concerns about your booking, or related transport or accommodation issues, please do get in touch and we'll try our best to help.


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