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Covid-19

How the Coronavirus affects our events and your booking with us

Last updated on 9 June'21. This information will be updated as UK and Scottish Government advice is revised.

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

The Scottish Government has put the country into Lockdown on 5th January'21, which means that people must Stay at Home, except for essential reasons. The Scottish Government has also banned all travel (except for essential needs) from England, Wales or Northern Ireland to Scotland.

On 5th April the Scottish Government began to relax restrictions, with the Stay at Home requirement being removed. On the 26th April, the Scottish mainland and Skye returned to Level 3 of the variable Levels approach. This means that people can now travel beyond their local authority and between different countries of the UK. People can also stay overnight in tourist accommodation and use hospitality. In early June, most of Scotland, including the Highlands, was placed in Level 1, relaxing restrictions further. Some areas remain in Level 2, though currently these don't include any areas in which we are hosting hillwalking events.

The current situation with our events :
  • General picture for all events
    All our events up to the end of April were postponed or cancelled, beyond this date events are predicted to go ahead as planned weather permitting (and exceptions below). Everyone who had been booked on events up to the end of April have been contacted to arrange a refund or transfer of booking.

  • Events where social distancing is difficult
    Some of our events have unavoidable close-contact. We may have to tweak some of these events or cancel others to accommodate Scottish Government guidelines and restrictions.

    These events include :
  • Other events
    All other events this year are intended to go ahead as planned, with some events having a lower than usual guide-to-client ratio or route tweaks to accommodate Covid-19 restrictions. We may have to ammend our calendar as the Covid situation changes.

  • Bookings by overseas clients
    Due to the uncertainty caused by ever-changing travel restrictions, all bookings made by overseas clients for 2021 have been cancelled. We can take provisional bookings for 2022 onwards.


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, please do get in touch and we'll try our best to help. Our office is closed for the foreseeable future due to Covid restrictions.


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