BIG PRIZES: UKClimbing.com, Marmot and Glenmore Lodge Weekend

by Michael Ryan Dec/2009
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Competition now closed
Winners announced here

TWO PRIZES

Each Prize worth over £1,000

Two places on a Weekend Winter Courses at Glenmore Lodge.

And both winners get fully kitted out with gear from Marmot

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+Marmot Comp, 162 kb

If you are free the weekend of 6/7th February 2010 and want to learn some winter walking and mountaineering skills at Glenmore Lodge, plus get kitted out in Marmot winter gear, this competition may be of interest to you.

Everyone One Who Enters Gets 15% discount on bed and breakfast at Glenmore Lodge

And everyone who enters this competition is eligible for a 15% discount on bed and breakfast at Glenmore Lodge until the end of 2009. At Glenmore Lodge B&B you can enjoy full use of the facilities that are on-site and this includes, climbing wall, sauna, gym, drying room, bike skills circuit, rolling pool and a great bar with local beers whiskey and bar meals with locally sourced ingredients. JUST QUOTE: GLENMORE LODGE/MARMOT when booking.

UKClimbing.com's Jack Geldard and Mick Ryan, and Marmot's Martin Panton will be at the Lodge for the weekend and will film and produce a short documentary of the winners doing the courses....plus showing off their swanky new Marmot kit.

PLUS: There will be goody bags for all students on the two courses that weekend from Marmot, UKClimbing.com and Glenmore Lodge.

PLUS: Over this weekend we have invited Balvenie to do a whiskey tasting and guest speakers to do lectures. Pauline and Phil Sanderson will present Everestmax ( sponsored by Marmot).

Everybody would be welcome to the lectures regardless of whether they were on a course.

There are two competitions and two winners. This competition is exclusive to UKClimbing.com.

All entries have to be submitted by 4th January 2010. You can enter both competitions. You have to be free the weekend of 6/7th February. You must make your own way to Glenmore Lodge for the weekend course.

1. Weekend Intro to Winter Mountaineering (6/7th February 2010) Plus Marmot Gear

Comp Square, 19 kbWin a place on a weekend course, an Intro to Winter Mountaineering at Glenmore Lodge. This short course will introduce participants to the technical skills to tackle winter scrambling type terrain, up to grade I on Britain's mountains. We will introduce you to basic winter climbing and belaying skills however the course should not be seen as a winter climbing course.

You will also be kitted out in over £800 worth of Marmot gear.

See below for details of courses and gear.

Competition now closed



2. Weekend Winter Skills (6/7th February 2010) Plus Marmot Gear

Comp Square, 19 kbWin a place on a weekend course, Introduction to Winter Skills at Glenmore Lodge. Perfect for those of you that are happy roaming the hills in summer but need to learn the basic skills to be safe in winter. You could be a great summer climber and want to move to winter climbing but getting to the climbs is as important as the climbing itself. All instruction, specialist kit, food and accommodation is included.(see sidebar for details)

You will also be kitted out in over £800 worth of Marmot gear.

See below for details of courses and gear.

Competition now closed


WOMANS PRIZE

+Marmot Women's Prizes, 100 kb


Women's Spire Jacket: £230
Women's Exum Pant: £280
Women's Flair Jacket £80
Power Stretch pant £65
Women's Midweight zip £45
Women's Bottom: £40
Work Glove: £70
Spike Hat: £16.00
Diva 45 Rucksack £95

Glenmore Lodge, 27 kb

Weekend Intro to Winter Mountaineering

Two Days at £270.00

This short course will introduce you to the technical skills to tackle winter 'scrambling' terrain, up to grade 1 on Britain's mountains.

We will introduce you to basic winter climbing and belaying skills however the course should not be seen as a winter climbing course.

Ratio 1:4

This short course will introduce participants to the technical skills to tackle winter scrambling type terrain, up to grade I on Britain's mountains. We will introduce you to basic winter climbing and belaying skills however the course should not be seen as a winter climbing course.

The actual programme is fairly flexible, with your instructor basing the two days around the topics below, taking into account individual needs and aims, weather, snow conditions etc.

  • The course will concentrate on safe and confident movement over grade I winter terrain (50 degrees or so and usually exposed!). It will begin with a revision of basic winter skills, ice axe arrest and cramponing.
  • Technical sessions will include basic ropework and belaying, including anchor selection and construction.
  • The equally important skills of route choice, route finding, map and compass work and avalanche awareness will also be covered.
  • Evening sessions will include an avalanche awareness talk.

Course details: www.glenmorelodge.org.uk

Glenmore Lodge logo, 16 kb

MENS PRIZE

+Marmot Men's Prizes, 84 kb


Spire Jacket: £230
Spire Pant: £200
Radiator Jacket: £80
Midweight Baselayer Bottom £40
Midweight Baselayer half zip £45
Power Stretch Pant £65
Work Glove: £70
Spike Hat: £16.00
Eiger 35 Rucksack £80

Glenmore Lodge, 24 kb

Weekend Winter Skills

2 Days at £230.00

Navigation & route choice; ice axe & crampon use; emergency procedures; basic avalanche and weather awareness; equipment advice.

Ratio 1:6

This is a 2 day condensed version of the Intro to Winter Skills course. The course will cover the basic skills required for hillwalking in the UK mountains under winter conditions.

The actual programme is fairly flexible with your instructor basing the two days around the topics below, taking into account individual needs and aims, weather etc.

Technical sessions will include the use of an ice axe for walking, cutting steps, and self arrest; use of crampons in ascent/descent; digging and use of emergency shelters.

The equally important skills of avalanche awareness, route choice and winter navigation may also be covered.

Evening sessions may include an avalanche awareness talk.

There is no overnight snowholing expedition.

Course details: www.glenmorelodge.org.uk

Glenmore Lodge logo, 16 kb


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