Winter Hillwalking Skills – CPD 1st-3rd March 2013

This is a residential course (bunkhouse) based in the Northern Cairngorms. This course covers fundamental skills for safe hillwalking in the Scottish hills in winter conditions.  Snowcraft skills covered include navigation snowpack analysis; moving on snow and ice; crampon use; emergency shelters; snowperson building and making snow angels!

The cost covers all transport (from and to Musselburgh, food, accommodation, equipment, and instruction for the weekend. (cost ELC Staff £80.00, Non ELC £120.00) Course departs 4pm on Friday 1st and returns 7pm Sunday 3rd March.

For more details on all these courses please contact the Outdoor Learning Service.  To book a course please email with your Name/School or Dept/Course Title/Course Dates/Contact Number or call 0131 653 5217.

You can view a range of Outdoor Learning Service Courses by visiting our online brochure here.  Or visit the ELC Outdoor Learning Website on the inspirational East Lothian Council Edubuzz Learning Network.


By Bill Stephen

I am an Outdoor Education Teacher. I work for the East Lothian Outdoor Education Service.