Mountain guide Alan Kimber is looking for an unusually qualified winter mountaineer.

Alan, who runs West Coast Mountain Guides from his Fort William base says: “Does anyone out there have experience of working with deaf people?

“I am looking for a person with good ‘signing’ skills to attend a mountaineering course in early January.

“I have one deaf client and would be able to offer a heavily discounted (free?) winter mountaineering course to a suitable person. The course is already staffed by a qualified instructor, so the hill decisions would be in their hands and they would work closely together with the 'helper' who would accompany the deaf person.

“The level of difficulty of the course would be no greater than grade II and the overall ratio is 1:4. This is not a winter walking course!”

If you have sign language skills and are up for the course, you can find details on Alan’s website.