|Location:||The Mountain Cafe, 111 Grampian Road, Aviemore, PH22 1RH|
|Start Date/Time:||Wednesday 10th February 2016, 20:00:00|
The MCofS has teamed up with the Mountain Cafe, Aviemore and the Munro Society
to offer you a fascinating insight into Scotland’s mountains in winter and some essential safety advice for heading into the hills at this time of year.
In this free lecture Heavy Whalley, a legendary ‘character’ who for many years was intensely involved in RAF Mountain Rescue, and is an acknowledged expert in the field, will share his photos, personal anecdotes and adventures.
The lecture will focus on essential skills for folk heading out into the Scottish Winter Mountains, including navigation, avalanche awareness, route choice, equipment, weather and much more.
The Mountaineering Council of Scotland’s Winter Safety Lectures (sponsored by The Munro Society) are taking place at The Mountain Cafe in Aviemore. David Whalley .
10th February: Heavy Whalley MBE
17th February: Heather Morning
Booking essential on 01479 812473 – pre-lecture meals available (£12), meals will be served at 7pm. – If no meal available the lecture is free please come along.
The Munro Society
Founded in 2002 membership is open to mountaineers who have climbed all the Munro summits in Scotland as listed in Munro’s Tables – currently there are 282 mountains of Munro status with a height of 3000ft or more above sea level. Many such Munroists, who are often said to have ‘compleated’*, register their detail with the Clerk of the List. This official list is maintained by the Clerk on behalf of the Scottish Mountaineering Club and now exceeds 5,000 names. However, a substantial percentage of ‘compleaters’ do not register their details for a variety of reasons.
The Munro Society welcomes all Munroists who have compleated whether or not they have registered with the Clerk of the List.
The Society exists to bring together the wealth of mountain experience that members have accumulated and thus provide a forum in which to share interests and concerns as well as creating opportunities for convivial gatherings.The objectives of the Munro Society are:
- To secure access to and conservation of Munros as areas of wild mountain land.
- To foster social and cultural exchange between members.
- To establish and maintain an archive of material relative to the Munros and Munroists.
* The term ‘compleation’ has been used by various Clerks of the List for many years. Compleat is an archaic spelling of complete.
For more information see http://www.themunrosociety.com/
It may be well worth coming along and enjoying a fun evening and maybe getting a few pointers on enjoying the Mountain in winter?
Today’s tip – Do you have and ice axe and crampons even more important do you know how to use them?
Get out with experienced friend or take a course and learn the basic skills. It may save your life?