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Follow the latest musings of our MWIS forecasters discussing the intricacies of the British weather in the mountain environment. In addition our MWIS Ambassadors will be blogging on all aspects of adventure and safety in the mountains. A brief bio of our ambassadors can be found at the following link:


*The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by MWIS Ambassadors in this blog belong solely to the author, and are not necessarily those of MWIS, or any organisation, employer or other persons associated with the individual. 


Cold Friday into Saturday
POSTED BY Garry // 24th Mar 21

Briefly much lower freezing levels bringing snow and hail.
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Dangers of Adder bites
POSTED BY Cory // 20th Mar 21

In this next blog on outdoor first aid, Cory Jones, a Director for First Aid Training Co-operative, will discuss what to do if you are struck by an adder!
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A windy day in the hills
POSTED BY Richard // 19th Mar 21

Mountains can have a big influence on the strength and direction of the wind and this, in turn, can have a big influence on us.
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A turbulent few days developing
POSTED BY Garry // 8th Mar 21

Atlantic weather systems are gearing up to bring a very unsettled few days.
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Free digital Outdoor First Aid manual
POSTED BY Cory // 27th Feb 21

Would you know what to do if you or your walking companion took a tumble in the hills? How to deal with a serious injury whilst waiting for the mountain rescue to arrive?
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Dangers of falling in cold water
POSTED BY Cory // 16th Feb 21

Immersing yourself in cold water is increasingly being touted to provide many health benefits, but sudden immersion in water less than 15ºC, can be very dangerous, even deadly.
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Easterly streamers
POSTED BY Garry // 10th Feb 21

Bands of snow originating from southern Scandinavia.
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A beastly easterly ahead
POSTED BY Garry // 4th Feb 21

Significantly cold air sweeps across all of Britain by the weekend.
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Covid and mountain safety
POSTED BY Garry // 28th Jan 21

Advice for walkers, climbers and skiers on keeping it safe.
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How white were my hills….?
POSTED BY Richard // 6th Jan 21

Memories of snow and thoughts for the future.
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#ThinkWINTER
POSTED BY Garry // 10th Dec 20

Safety campaign for winter mountaineers and outdoor enthusiasts.
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