Training

There are lots of opportunities to improve your mountain skills as part of the Hillwalking Club. You can learn the basics from our Walk Organisers on a trip. However, to reach a high standard you’ll need both professional training and experience. We offer, and heavily subsidise, lots of training events. See below for our calendar of events.

Future Training Events

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Pentlands Navigation

Join us on our Navigation Experience Day, where you will have the chance to learn vital basic navigational skills from our walk organisers. This is not a professionally run course, and is aimed at people with little or no navigational experience. Sign-Up will be run by EdEx at http://www.ed.ac.uk/sports-union/edex/events

MCoS Scrambling

Would you like to learn to scramble? You can get MCoS’s professional instruction and two nights accommodation at less than half price – check http://www.mcofs.org.uk/student-navigation1.asp for details. FULLY BOOKED

MCoS SMART Student

Enhance your mountain skills with this training weekend at Glenmore Lodge! Professional instruction, two nights accommodation, four delicious meals a day, and the opportunity to meet other young hillwalkers from around the country are included for an unbelievable subsidized £40. Check http://www.mcofs.org.uk/safety-good-practice-seminar.asp for details. FULLY BOOKED

Firbush Navigation

This weekend at the University Outdoor Centre on the banks of Loch Tay is a fantastically subsidized opportunity to learn how to keep yourself safe in the hills. Price includes food, accommodation, and professional instruction. To book a place, contact Harry Carstairs at harrycrstrs@gmail.com

Winter Skills day trips

Winter in Scotland can provide some amazing outdoor experiences, but it is vitally important to learn the necessary skills in order to enjoy the snow! EUHWC will be running two introductory winter training day trips to familiarize you with the use of ice axes and crampons. Sign-up will be on January 17th.

MCoS Winter Skills

Winter in Scotland can provide some amazing outdoor experiences, but it is vitally important to learn the necessary skills, which MCoS can provide! Cost includes professional instruction, two nights in Glenmore Lodge, four delicious meals a day, and the opportunity to meet other young hillwalkers from around the country. Check http://www.mcofs.org.uk/students-winter-skills-february-2012.asp for details and contact Harry Carstairs (harrycrstrs@gmail.com) if interested. Book soon as places will fill up by Christmas.

Firbush Winter Skills

Winter conditions in the hills making hillwalking both more exciting and the conditions more challenging. Navigation, avalanche awareness, and the use of crampons and an ice axe are vital to safe passage on club trips. The highly subsidized course at the University Outdoor Centre includes professional winter skills instruction, food, accommodation, and transport. Contact Harry Carstairs at harrycrstrs@gmail.com to book a spot.

First Aid- 18-19th February 2017

A professional two day course run by BASP (the British Association of Ski Patrollers) that focusses on delivering emergency aid in outdoor situations. Subsidized by the club and will get you a certificate valid for three years. For more information and to book a spot contact Harry at harrycrstrs@gmail.com