Scotland’s Mountain Safety Day

Using GPS in the Cairngorms (photo: H Morning)

A whole day dedicated to mountain safety and open to all will be held in Stirling on 8 October.

The day promises a fun mixture of interactive events, presentations and displays – a real one stop shop for information on the Scottish hills and how to enjoy them safely. Entry is FREE and the day should appeal to hill walkers and climbers of all abilities, particularly those wishing to find out how to be more self-reliant in the mountains.

Presentations include: the causes of mountaineering incidents; navigation techniques; mountain weather forecasting and mountain first aid and, weather permitting; an outdoor climbing wall for children and adults to test their skills; a demonstration by a search and rescue dog and handler; and masses of organisations, outdoor gear specialists, publishers, and more who will be on hand to provide information and have a chat. Organsied jointly by the Mountaineering Council of Scotland and hill walking charity, Mountain Aid, the day will be officially opened at 10am by Cameron McNeish, who will give an illustrated talk.

Scotland’s Mountain Safety Day – Albert Halls, Dumbarton Road, Stirling, FK8 2QL on 8 October 10 am to 4pm. Pop by the Walkhighlands display to say hello and for the chance to win a bottle of whisky. For more information about the event see the MCofS website.

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Walking can be dangerous and is done entirely at your own risk. Information is provided free of charge; it is each walker's responsibility to check it and navigate using a map and compass.