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Avalanche training skills course advertised

Posted 9 December 2009
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Avalanche training skills course advertised
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The Mountaineering Council of Scotland is running a series of avalanche awareness courses next month.

Staged at Glenmore Lodge in the Cairngorms, the events will take place at on the 9th and 10th of January, with two further training days at the Nevis Range near Fort William on the 30th and 31st.

Costing £35, the course will see one instructor for every four participants and will help those venturing out on the mountains to be aware of the risks in snowy conditions.

Those travelling up to the Scottish highlands in winter may also wish to ensure they have the right equipment, with mens' fleeces and womens' fleeces among the garments that could help them stay warm.

Earlier this week, Scotland's sport minister Shona Robison advised those heading for the hills in the winter season to take appropriate care when doing so.

Such advice may be particularly applicable in the two areas where the courses take place, as between them they account for all nine of the Scottish Munros over 4,000 ft (1,220m) in height.
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