Whether a novice or an experienced hill-walker the Scottish winter mountains can be a challenging environment. They are an excellent place to help you gain the skills and confidence to better manage and inspire groups in the outdoors.
Meeting , then leaving from Outdoor Learning Service in Musselburgh, at 4pm on Friday 4th March, returning evening of Sunday 6th March.
Activities will be dependent on the conditions and the group, they include …
Planning your winter day – weather forecast, snow-pack, route-choice, what to take?
Winter technical skills – use of winter boots, ice-axe, crampons
Snow craft – building emergency shelters, snow holes
Avalanche awareness and emergency response.
Snowshoeing – dependent on conditions
Ski-touring – very dependent on participants prior experience and conditions
What’s included …
Self-catering accommodation in 4 bed dorms
Instruction and coaching from ELC OLS staff
All technical and safety equipment, including shell clothing and winter boots.
BF, pack-lunch and dinner on the Sat, BF and pack-lunch on the Sun
What to bring …
See here for a kit-list
Linen for bedding is provided but you need so bring a towel!
Enthusiasm and a smile
How to book …
Cost is £95 for East Lothian and Midlothian council staff, community group leaders and volunteers (£150 for external delegates) . To confirm your place please fill out a CPD booking form located here , and email in to email@example.com
Not sure, or want to know more? Email me … Andy Duff