Print this Route Card out and fill it in before you venture into the hills


Fill in this card before you set off and leave it with a responsible person who is aware of your intentions and will take appropriate action if you fail to return.

Number in party: Vehicle reg no:
Parked at (location and grid ref):  
Start date: Start time:
Return date: Return time:

Brief description of your route:

Bad weather alternative:

Guide book used:
Route/page number:
Escape/emergency route:

Overnight stops (if applicable)

Place: OS No/GR: ETA:

Experience - low level (tick appropriate box)

Summer: 1-5 days 6-10 days 11+ days
Winter: 1-5 days 6-10 days 11+ days

Experience - high level (tick appropriate box)

Summer: 1-5 days 6-10 days 11+ days
Winter: 1-5 days 6-10 days 11+ days

Technical climbing ability and climbing route (if applicable)

Grade in winter:
Grade in summer:
Your route:
Route name:

Please indicate what equipment is carried by your group (delete YES/NO as applicable)

Outdoor clothing colour:
Overnight equipment YES/NO Torch YES/NO
Map & Compass YES/NO Whistle YES/NO
Sleeping bag/bivibag YES/NO Ice axe/crampons YES/NO
Group shelter YES/NO Mobile telephone YES/NO*
*Mobile telephone number:

Contacts. From whom can we obtain more information? (Insert name in first box and full telephone number including STD code in second)

Spouse/partner: Tel:
Family: Tel:
Landlady/warden: Tel:
Club: Tel:

For winter

Are you on skis? YES/NO Transceivers carried? YES/NO

Climbing route (if applicable)

Location (OS map sheet & GR) Name

To the holder of this card

If the party to whom this route card relates fails to return by the agreed time, you should:
Wait up to two hours in case of delay.
After two hours contact the police station nearest the intended route and they will put you in touch with the local rescue service who will discuss the matter with you before any action is taken.
If in doubt, phone