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:
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.
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
Ropework and Knots for the walker
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.
River Crossings (weather dependent - discuss and/or practice)(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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