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Skills for the Hills 25th March 2016

Skills for the Hills 25th March 2016


Skills for the Hills …



Held at the Royal Concert Halls, Glasgow, on Saturday 25 March, Skills for the Hills is organised by the Scottish charity, Mountain Aid, in conjunction with Mountaineering Scotland. It is set to inspire, educate and entertain the many who head onto our hills, be they summer hill walkers, all-weather climbers or mountain bikers. It also seeks to encourage the many more who don’t know what they are missing, and signpost some of the ways they can get started.

A varied programme of talks will also give practical advice from expert speakers including Heather Morning, Mountain Safety Advisor with Mountaineering Scotland, a representative from SARDA, the Search and Rescue Dogs Association, and survival skills personality from Backwoods Survival School, Patrick McGlinchey.
The event will be officially opened by outdoor broadcaster and journalist Cameron McNeish, who has been a patron of Mountain Aid since 2010, and will deliver a keynote lecture on the day. He is passionate about encouraging people of all ages to enjoy the unique mountain landscapes on their doorstep, but to do so with a healthy respect for the risks and skills involved;

“for me, climbing hills and mountains is the most wonderful activity imaginable, but it’s not without risks. Like everything else in life, you learn to recognise the risks and you equip yourself with the skills to try and manage them. That is what Skills for the Hills is all about.” – Cameron

UPDATE: Chris Townsend Gear for the Hills on behalf of The Great Outdoors  at 2pm

Read more about Skills for the Hills and event programme
Read more about Mountain Aid
Read more about Rohan in Scotland