Mountain Weather
Information Service
MWIS Weather Skills Courses


Have you ever wondered how the weather works? Why is the weather different in the mountains? Are you looking to enhance your weather knowledge to complete a Mountain Leader award? If you answered yes to any of these, then come and join us learning all about mountain weather with our expert meteorologists!

Next available events:

Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th October 2024

MWIS Wild Weekend in the Cairngorms, Glenmore Lodge

Fully booked

Spring 2025

MWIS Wild Weekend in Wales, Plas y Brenin

Coming soon...

Bookings available via Eventbrite. Please contact us if you have specific requirements.


Our events teach weather skills aimed at all levels of knowledge, all designed to help you become more confident in your adventure planning. A mix of powerpoint teaching tutorials, group discussion, the chance to pose your difficult weather questions to our experts, plus you have a go at making a mountain forecast from synoptic charts! Our weekend events are split 50/50 indoor and outdoor, with extra learning out on the hills and taking weather observations. 

How much?

Classroom Day with MWIS: £65 per person (lunch included in price).

Wild Weekend with MWIS: £150 per person (daytime food/drinks included). 

Accommodation not included.

Limited numbers of discounted student / under 18 places available - contact us for details.

Effect of the events on you?

To broaden your knowledge of weather in the mountains; to equip you with skills for reading synoptic charts; understanding how forecasts are made; how to plan better and stay safe in the mountains.

Learning level?

From the basics of weather, to the subtle complexities of forecasting, right up to a glimpse of the most technical aspects of an operational meteorologist.

Chance of having a great time?

Almost certain!