Mountain Skill Weekend - 3 Season mountain skills workshop

  • December 7, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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Please ensure you meet the prerequisites

3 Season Mountain Skills Workshop in Glencoe

We will be operate out of the Scottish Mountaineering Clubs wonderful Lagangarbh Hut at the foot of Buachaille Etive Mor.

Full details of meeting points times gear requirments and everthing else you need to know will be sent after registering

Please Note: THIS IS NOT A WINTER SKILLS COURSE

Accomodation charges and fees are payable to SMC and MCofS respectivly at time of booking therefore no refunds are offered so before RSVPing check your availability.

Whos if For:

Those wishing to practice mountain skills with a view to extending their walking season from early spring until the onset of winter:

Prerequisites:

Should have walked regularly with Scottish Hillwalking and Activities Group and previously completed around 5 munros, Corbets or Grahams or attended the navigation skills courses.

This is a manual waiting list as we want to give priority to regular walkers with the club as these are the ones who will benefit most.

In addition - To take part in this weekend you are required to be or need to become a member of the Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS).

The registration costs for this weekend are broken down as follows

- Accomodation for Friday and Saturday Nights - £18

- Administration (printing of maps and materials ect) £3

- Membership of MCof S if not already a member (1 years Membership) £14.50

Total £21 for members of MCofS or £35.50 for non members of MCofS

Important - please read

The Lagangarbh Hut is in great demand and the booking must be finalised by the 29th September and so the registration fee of £35.50 (or £21 for MCofS members) is required to be paid by then.

If you fail to pay by the due date you will be moved to the waiting list to allow others to attend.

Workshop Contents:

The final content of the workshop will be determined by the weather.

We will work on the following: (W) indicates weather dependant

Personal protection: nutrition, gear and safety equipment

Route Selection and Map interpretation

Walking over rough ground: grass, rock, boulderfield and scree(W)

Thunder and Lightning

Bogs

Ropework and Knots for the walker

First Aid

Note: this first aid section deals only with minor ailments, if you wish to become proficient in mountain first aid there is an excellent course run by Craig Borthwick and Venture Medical.

Mountain Rescue

River Crossings (weather dependent - discuss and/or practice)(W)

Snow (W)

If there is snow on the ground we will take the opportunity to venture into the snow at suitable points (where crampons and ice axes are not a requirement) and practice techniques for walking in snowy conditions

 

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  • Ross

    Well thanks to everyone for making the weekend a great success and chipping in with all the work in the cottage. We went to the limits in the corrie of Buachaille Etive Mor and had a taste of exposure, snow and scrambling in wintery weather. The wind made it all the more challenging and everyone coped really well with the slippery conditions. Special thanks to Lorna for putting up with me in the supermarket and getting all our food, especially them apples safely to Lagangarbh

    December 11, 2012

  • Rebecca P.

    This was a great learning experience with a really nice bunch of people for company. Many thanks to Ross and Stuart for looking after us so well. Hope to see you all at another Meetup.

    December 10, 2012

  • John R.

    Better than I expected - got up to a good height, and more importantly - back down safely.

    December 10, 2012

  • Thea

    Yes, a big thanks to Ross and Stuart. A wonderful weekend with fantastic cooking, great company and of course stunning scenery!:)Really impressed that some have already uploaded their photos. I also look forward to seeing you on the hills again;)

    December 10, 2012

  • John R.

    Well done to everyone - you all made it a great weekend. Mind the key, boys! :-p

    December 10, 2012

  • Jean

    What a fantastic weekend and what a location! Thanks so much to both Ross and Stuart for excellent organsation and also to Ross for his excellent cullinary skills and of course to everyone else for great company

    December 9, 2012

    • Caroline I.

      Seconded. I had an absolute ball!! Thanks everyone!

      December 9, 2012

  • Jean

    What a fantastic weekend. Thanks again to Ross and stuart for excellent organisation and and excellent programme, to Ross also for his excellent cullinary skills and to everyone else for great company

    December 9, 2012

  • Jean

    What a fantastic weekend! Thanks so much - again- to Ross and Stuart for an excellent programme, to Ross also for his brilliant cullinary skills and to everyone else for geat company!

    December 9, 2012

  • Rebecca P.

    Hi all, a quick reminder from Ross (who's already en route for Glencoe) that we've to bring our own lunches/hill snacks, bottled water (if you don't want to boil the water in the hut) soft drinks and (for those who want it) alcohol. There will be tea and coffee.

    December 7, 2012

  • Rebecca P.

    Hi John, I might be looking for a lift, if that's ok (obviously paying towards petrol). I've checked the buses and it looks easy to get there from Glasgow...not quite so confident about catching/finding space on the evening bus back on the Sunday.

    September 28, 2012

    • John R.

      It looks like Patricia has pulled out, so if anyone else needs a lift fro the West End let me know.

      December 3, 2012

    • Rebecca P.

      Hi John, thought I'd drop you my mobile number just in case - it's[masked] (I can't imagine you'll need it, unless you suddenly have to change plans at the last minute).

      December 7, 2012

  • Rebecca P.

    Hi Ross, are there any essential items of kit should we be bringing? Presumably sleeping bags (and mats?), towels, soap, shower gel/shampoo etc, waterproofs and lots of layers. Possibly a compass, too! Would you be to post up a quick list of essential items if you have time, just in case I've forgotten something? Apologies if I've overlooked this in an email . Looking forward to next weekend!

    1 · December 2, 2012

    • Ross

      Andy there's a link at the bottom of the email on transport - on the same website as location - tab 'recommended Gear'

      December 4, 2012

    • Andy I.

      Hi Ross, I got it when you sent the second part. Thanks.

      December 4, 2012

  • Rebecca P.

    Sorry - last message went before I finished it, so it's a bit garbled! See you all next weekend.

    December 2, 2012

  • Andy I.

    Hi folks, I've been moved off the waiting list for this event and looking forward to it :) Just wondering what the transport situation is... anyone going by bus? any spaces left with those driving? If so, I'm happy to contribute towards petrol.

    November 22, 2012

    • Lorna

      Hi Andy. I'm getting Ross near Charing Cross if you could get there? Do you want to email me your contact no and I can get in touch to firm things up once I've spoken to Ross?

      1 · December 1, 2012

    • Andy I.

      That suits me perfectly Lorna. I'll email my number. Thanks.

      December 1, 2012

  • Jean

    Just to say again if anyone interested in sharing transport from Stirling give me a shout....

    November 29, 2012

    • Lorna

      Hi Jean. What is the earliest you would be able to leave do you think, to see if we can possibly get you on the way?

      November 30, 2012

    • Jean

      Thanks for the offer Lorna but would be better for you going up by loch lomond and I don't think I will be ready in time fo you- dont expect to be able to leave before 2 or even 2.30 at the earliest. If noone else going my way I am happy to drive up alone...

      November 30, 2012

  • sue m.

    Im happy to take my car and have room for 2 others, or if someone wanting to fill there car Il go with you!

    October 11, 2012

    • Bozena

      Hi Sue hope u r well? Can u plz get in touch with me regarding fri 7th dec thank you

      November 25, 2012

    • Bozena

      Hi Sue can u plz get in touch with me. Thank you

      November 30, 2012

  • Ross

    Hi Guys
    I'll be getting back to all with proposals for menus etc beginning of next week
    The problem I have is I don't have transport myself and am relying on other participants to get a fairly large amount of gear, food etc up to Glen Coe. The hut will be available from 13.00 hrs on Friday but I would need to get there for that time also.

    If you could all think about wether you can travel up early, or if it's after work.

    It would be good if someone could manage early so we could get the heating on.

    So can anyone offer me a lift up on the early side on Friday 7th

    Many Thanks

    Ross

    November 14, 2012

  • Jason

    Hi all - if anyone needs to join the MCofS in order to participate in this meetup, please email me at [masked] and I will send you the joining instructions. Please state if you plan to pay electronically or using a cheque.

    November 14, 2012

  • Jean

    Pleased to say I am now off the waiting list[ a manual list so added as a plus one by Ross]...... will be traveling from Stirling so just wondering if anyone would like to share transport from here?

    November 4, 2012

    • Lorna

      Hi Jean. I'm going from East Kilbride direction so yes can meet up for travelling. Will get in touch re details nearer then.

      November 4, 2012

  • Rachel

    Oops, I accidentally changed my RSVP to no on this - please could this be changed back? Sorry!

    November 2, 2012

  • Bozena

    Hi Sue is there still a space to get a lift? P

    October 28, 2012

  • Thea

    If there is a space now I would like to attend this.

    October 11, 2012

  • Caroline I.

    Hey Sue, a lift would be great, if it's still open. Where are you heading from?

    October 11, 2012

  • Caroline I.

    Hi folks
    Is anyone else driving up who I could grab a car-share with?

    October 5, 2012

  • Jonny W.

    That's me on the list to go :) how can I pay for the event though?

    October 4, 2012

  • patricia

    Hi all, will need a lift too, based in Edinburgh but can make my way to GLA or anywhere convenient, let's hope for some early snow:)

    September 28, 2012

    • John R.

      Hi Patricia, You're most welcome. If it's snowing I'll bring the sleigh instead!

      September 28, 2012

    • patricia

      Great! thanks John

      September 29, 2012

  • Rachel

    Hi,

    I will need a lift if that's ok (of course paying towards petrol). I live on the southside, but can obviously meet you wherever is most convenient.

    Cheers, Rachel

    September 28, 2012

    • John R.

      Hi Rachel, That's fine. Speak nearer the time.

      September 28, 2012

  • John R.

    Really looking forward to this, and it's within staggering... I mean walking distance from the Kingshouse for a wee dram....
    I'm able to give a lift to 3 people, if anyone needs one. I'm over near Byres Road. Tally Ho!

    September 28, 2012

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