Recommended Books and Videos
Below you will find information on recommended reading for hillwalkers and climbers.
|8th Edition of the First Aid Manual of St Johns Ambulance, British Cross and St Andrews Ambulance|
|The official handbook of the ML and WGL Award Scheme. Written by Plas y Brenin senior instructor Steve Long, edited by John Cousins and published by the MLT UK, this book is packed with information, photos and illustrations which will be a useful resource for any Hillwalker.|
|Compiled and approved by the Training Boards, this is the classic text on Mountain Leadership. Drawing on Eric's experience and including contributions by other experts. There are chapters on Navigation, Campcraft, Ropework for Mountaineers, River Crossings, Mountain Weather, Party Leadership, Winter Mountaineering, Snow / Avalanches, First Aid and Food / Nutrition.|
Chance in a Million - Scottish Avalanches 2nd edition.
Bob Barton and Blyth Wright.
Mountain Navigation, 5th Edition.
Weather for Hillwalkers and Climbers.
|This booklet was put together by Plas y Benin staff.|
The Complete guide to Rope Techniques.
|BMC Winter Experience Video. Expert advise on equipment, navigation and techniques for the winter hills.|
|Safety on Mountains Video and Booklet.|
|There are two versions:- Water Hazards in the Mountains, which is designed for the training of Mountain Leaders as well as mountaineers and clubs operating in remote or serious terrain.|
|and Water Safety for Walkers, which is for youth groups and leaders of hill walking groups and expeditions in lower hill country.|
|Winter Skills Info Pack. Covers all the general skills a winter hillwalker should be aware of.|