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1 day Avalanche Awareness Course 2013

12/01/2013

Avalanche Awareness Courses 2013

This winter, the Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) is running two, one-day "Avalanche Awareness" courses, based at Nevis Range on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 January 2013. 

The courses are designed for proficient winter hill walkers wishing to increase their knowledge of snow and avalanches; learn which areas to avoid and improve their understanding of reports and forecasts. Each course will consist of an indoor introduction to avalanche theory followed by a practical session on the hill.

Participants need to be members of the MCofS.

Cost of the course is £40 for MCofS members.  Payment detail on the MCofS website

The MCofS Avalanche Courses are sponsored by Back Country Access and Anatom. Each course participant will be loaned a transceiver, shovel and probe to use during the course.

Stephen Softley attended one of the Avalanche Courses in 2011 and wrote this article which was published in Scottish Mountaineer.

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