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Winter walkers to get skills tips

Posted 11 October 2011
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Winter walkers to get skills tips
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Those who like to go walking on the mountains in winter may be keen on attending one of a series of lectures on winter mountain skills, which the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) has arranged.

The BMC has reminded members of these in its latest newsletter, with the first event due to take place at the University of Derby campus in Buxton on November 22nd.

Run by mountaineering instructor Tamsin Gay and mountain guide Tim Blakemore, it will cover issues from the right clothing and equipment to have to spotting avalanche risks and navigation.

Further appearances by the pair will take place at Leeds Metropolitan University on November 23rd, the University of Cumbria's Ambleside campus on November 24th, University College London on November 29th, the Royal National College for the Blind in Hereford on November 30th and at University of Birmingham on December 1st.

BMC members will get discounted entry for the events, which start around 19:30 GMT and last for two hours.

Tayside Police recently warned people venturing on to the Perthshire mountains to be well equipped and have good navigational aids, following a series of mountain rescue incidents involving under-equipped walkers.