The Professional Mountaineer magazine


The Professional Mountaineer is a quarterly magazine available to members of all four associations: the Mountain Training Association, Association of Mountaineering Instructors, British Association of International Mountain Leaders and British Mountain Guides - find out more about the other associations. The magazine is highly regarded amongst the readership as they value the opportunity to learn from and be inspired by their peers.

Every quarter, association members receive a printed copy of the magazine through the post. Previous editions of the magazine are also available to members in a digital pdf format in the online association Members Areas.

Content is written by members from all of the associations on a variety of topics and is organised into six sections, as well as regular industry related book reviews 

Destinations - Where’s good to go for personal climbing/walking trips, expeditions or your first alpine routes. Sharing trips and experiences, providing practical information on where to go and what’s on offer.

Technical - Methods of executing skills and techniques related to walking, climbing and mountaineering. Subjects like teaching lead climbing indoors, improvised rescues, short roping, improving navigation, contour interpretation and winter skills, ski touring and alpine mountaineering.

Our Planet - All subjects linked to the natural environment, its geology, flora and fauna, weather, conservation and impact, current affairs and topical events around the world that impact the environment we are passionate about.

Wellbeing - Information relating to mental health, social prescribing and the benefits to mental and physical wellbeing from being outdoors and/or active. 

Business - Advice and information that will help other outdoor professionals from a business perspective whether it’s advice on how to get started, cost effective and self-marketing opportunities, maximising ways of promoting your service or business, social media and legal liabilities.

Guidance - Advice about good practice or lessons learned through experience. Subjects covering coaching, top tips for training and assessment courses, fitness, health and nutrition.

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