The Professional Mountaineer

The Professional Mountaineer is a quarterly magazine for members of four different associations. Each association looks after a different group of people (more information below) and all of them share a passion for developing themselves and others. Articles are written by association members and cover wide ranging topics relevant to people in a leadership role as well as book reviews and gear reviews. 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.

During these unprecedented and very challenging times, the associations have released a digital versions of the latest magazines, to be shared far and wide amongst the wider outdoor community and beyond - click on the images below to browse the magazines.

Many association members have been severely adversely affected by recent events; seeing all paid work disappear from their previously busy schedules. The associations are keen to support their members in any way they can. We hope that by sharing the 2020 editions of our magazine outside the associations it will help to inspire others to venture into the world of climbing, walking and mountaineering, and consider hiring a professional or pursuing an outdoor qualification when the world begins to mend itself. Our association members look forward to welcoming you to their world...

Browse all four 2020 editions...

Additional articles from previous editions

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Find out more about the associations

Mountain Training Association (MTA)

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Open to anyone who, as a minimum, has registered on one of Mountain Training’s qualification schemes. The Mountain Training Association supports people working their way through qualifications and after assessment as they continue to develop.
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Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI)

Open to trainees of the Mountaineering Instructor Award (MIA) or Mountaineering Instructor Certificate (MIC) as well as holders of both qualifications. The association’s aim is to support and develop its members who are committed to promoting good practice in all mountaineering instruction.

British Association of International Mountain Leaders (BAIML)

BAIML Open to trainee and qualified International Mountain Leaders. The association represents the UK at UIMLA, the Union of International Mountain Leader Associations, which is the international governing body for International Mountain Leaders. It also provides development opportunities for members.

British Mountain Guides (BMG)

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Open to trainee and qualified British Mountain Guides. The association trains and assesses mountain guides in all forms of climbing, mountaineering and ski mountaineering who can work all over the UK, Europe and further afield in the world’s most challenging mountain environments. The BMG represents British Mountain Guides at the IFMGA, the International Federation of Mountain Guide Associations.

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