Avalanche Awareness Courses from the MCofSby Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC Oct/2009
This news story has been read 3,208 times
When thinking of avalanches, many British climbers might picture alpine ski resorts, the Canadian Rockies or even further afield, but our little island has more than its fair share of avalanches and unfortunately accidents.
The Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) have a winter series of events and avalanche awareness courses coming up. The 1 day avalanche courses are priced at only £35 and are not a money spinning scheme, but a valuable and vital programme of education that may help to reduce avalanche accidents in the Scottish hills.
Want to know more about snow safety? Can you make one of these dates:
More information on the Mountaineering Council of Scotland website.
Over the hill? The wrong side of 40? Too many birthdays? Age is often used as an excuse to slow down and pursue less adventurous... Read more
The annual BMC International Winter Meet based from Glenmore Lodge was held last week bringing roughly 40 climbers from over 25... Read more
A team of three climbers - Fraser Brown, Alan McIntosh and Robert Hastie, all members of West Lothian... Read more