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 subsidize, lots of training events and talks throughout the year. See below for a list of some of the events we have planned already!
Specific details of the training events and how to register will be released soon!
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Why not join us on our Navigation Experience Day early in semester one, where you will have the chance to learn vital basic navigational skills from our walk organizers. This is not a professionally run course, but is a great opportunity to learn all the essential skills needed for summer navigation and make new friends! Details will be released near the time.
Would you like to confidently take on tough scrambles? You can get professional instruction covering rope work, route finding and competent moving on steep ground. We offer some courses in scrambling during the year – contact our Training and Safety Secretary Tegan for more details.
MCofS SMART Student
Every year our committee and walk organizers get the opportunity to attend 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 £75. Check https://www.mountaineering.scot/safety-and-skills/courses-and-events/our-courses/smart-weekend for details. FULLY BOOKED
Hill Skills courses
At a couple of points during first semester we will be joined on our regular weekend trips by professional instructors who will run training courses. There will be an opportunity to achieve the mountain training hill skills award early in the semester, and later on Nick Carter will join us in Torridon teaching everything you need to know to safely enjoy the mountains in summer. Details will be advertised near the time but contact Tegan now to register your interest.
Winter Skills day trip
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 safely! EUHWC will be running two introductory winter training day trips to familiarize you with the use of ice axes and crampons and get you ready to take on winter with the club! Sign-up will be advertised closer to the time.
MCoS Winter Skills
Winter in Scotland can provide some amazing outdoor experiences, but it is vitally important to learn the skills to stay safe – skills which MCofS can teach you! 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. Take a look at www.mountaineering.scot/safety-and-skills/courses-and-events/our-courses/student-winter-skills-weekend for details. Get in touch with Tegan as soon as you can if interested as places will fill up very quickly!
Winter Skills courses
Winter conditions in the hills make hillwalking simultaneously more exciting and much more challenging. Navigation, avalanche awareness, and the use of crampons and an ice axe are vital to safe passage on club trips. In semester two the club will organize professionally taught winter skills courses teaching all these essential skills. Details will be released closer to the time but get in tough with Tegan to register an interest now!