Mountaineering Scotland Winter Safety talks announced

As the first snows are forecast for the high tops this weekend, its time to think about winter skills.

Mountaineering Scotland will again be hosting a series of safety evenings this winter. Heather Morning, Mountaineering Scotland’s Safety Advisor, will share her beautiful photography, videos, personal anecdotes and adventures, while discussing essential skills for winter navigation, avalanche awareness, route choice, equipment, mountain weather and much more.

Heather Morning, Mountain Safety Advisor and late-lying snow on
Beinn Eighe in Torridon.

With a lifetime’s experience in the mountains, Heather has been a professional mountaineer for 25 years and was a member of Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team for 16 years. These entertaining and informative evenings will be held on the following dates and locations. Dates in Aviemore will be confirmed in due course.

Tuesday 21st November 2017, 7pm – Aberdeen
Tiso, 1 John Street, Aberdeen AB25 1BT
Book now on 01224 646872

Thursday 23rd November 2017, 7pm – Inverness
Tiso, Longman Industrial Estate, Inverness IV1 1SN
Book now on 01463 729171

Tuesday 28th November 2017, 7pm – Edinburgh
Tiso, Edinburgh Outdoor Experience, 41 Commerical Street, Leith EH6 6JD
Book now on 0131 554 0804

Wednesday 29th November 2017, 7pm – Glasgow
Tiso, Glasgow Outdoor Experience,
50 Coupar Street, Glasgow G4 0DL
Book now on 0141 559 5450

Thursday 30th November 2017, 7.30pm – Stirling
Cotswold Outdoor Store, Dobbies Garden Centre, Drip Road, Craigforth, Stirling FK9 4UF
Book now on 01786 241200

Tuesday 5th December 2017, 7pm – Dundee
Tiso, 22 Whitehall St, Dundee DD1 4AF
Book now on 01382 221153

Wednesday 6th December 2017, 7pm – Perth
Tiso, Highland Gateway, Inveralmond roundabout, Perth PH1 3EE
Book now on 01738 634464

Tuesday 12th December 2017, 7.30pm – Edinburgh
Cotswold Outdoor Store, 72 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 2NN
Book now on 0131 341 2063

Wednesday 13th December 2017, 7.30pm – Glasgow
Cotswold Outdoor Store, 30 West End Retail Park, 60 Crow Road, Partick, Glasgow G11 7RY
Book now on 0141 357 5353

Tuesday 13 February 2018, 8pm, Aviemore
Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore – Heather Morning
Free but booking essential – Book via Eventbrite

Tuesday 20 February 2018, Aviemore
Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore – David “Heavy” Whalley
Free but booking essential – Book via Eventbrite

In the meantime if you’re heading to the hills check out the information on winter skills and safety here. Many people have benefitted from a professional day or weekend learning and practising winter skills, why not check out the many guides offering these winter skills courses in Scotland here.

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