With ice and snow covering most of Scotland and avalanche risk high for many slopes, it timely to have a reminder from the MCofS of their 2013 Aviemore and Glencoe winter safety lectures. These will be held at the Mountain Cafe in Aviemore on 13 February and at the Clachaig Inn in Glencoe on 12 February.
This season’s speaker will be Heather Morning, Mountain Safety Advisor for the MCofS. Heather has over 30 years experience mountaineering, climbing and skiing in the Scottish Hills. She has also been actively involved with mountain rescue in the Cairngorms for the last 10 years and will be accompanied by the ‘four legged celebrity’ retired Search & Rescue dog ‘Milly’. Heather will draw upon her experiences in the hills, highlighting hard lessons learnt (both good and bad!) to inspire and educate on all things ‘mountain safety’. Further details here.
As always check the mountain weather forecast and avalanche forecast before planning your route and check out the Mountain Skills and Safety section on Walkhighlands.