Scotland’s Mountain Safety Day
Saturday 8 October, 10am-4pm
Albert Halls, Stirling
More than 30 mountaineering and related organisations combine in a single event to promote Mountain Safety.
Having the right skills for Scotland’s mountains means you can be self-reliant and enjoy our superb landscapes and a fantastic world of adventure without travelling to the ends of the earth. Confidence in the mountains starts with knowing where to get the right equipment and the best advice.So if you need advice about buying boots, want to know more about navigation or how the mountain rescue services operate, then come along to Scotland’s Mountain Safety Day in Stirling on 8 October to enjoy an informative and fun day and meet top suppliers and mountain-related organisations.
Organised jointly by the Mountaineering Council of Scotland and hill walking charity Mountain Aid, the aim of the event is to inspire you to enjoy the Scottish Hills safely, and there will be displays, workshops and presentations that will help you to acquire or improve the skills and knowledge needed for a safe and pleasurable day out on the hills.
Entry to the event is absolutely free, although there will be a useful souvenir programme on sale for £2, which includes one entry to a prize draw with some fantastic prizes. The event will be officially opened by Mountain Aid’s Patron, Cameron McNeish, who will give an illustrated talk at 11am.
The organisations taking part include:
The Mountaineering Council of Scotland and Mountain Aid; The Scottish Mountaineering Trust; Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland; Killin Mountain Rescue Team; Lomond Mountain Rescue Team; Ochils Mountain Rescue Team; Mountain Weather Information Service (MWIS); John Muir Trust; Mountain Bothies Association; The National Outdoor Training Centre - Glenmore Lodge; Mountain Leader Training Scotland; sportscotland Avalanche Information Service; ScotWays; the Search and Rescue Dog Association; Harvey Maps; C-N-Do Adventure Holidays; National Navigation Award Scheme; Ramblers Scotland; Ochils Mountaineering Club; Cotswold Outdoor; Nevisport; Tiso; Cicerone Press; Jonathan Binny; Scottish Community Foundation; Scottish Independent Hostels; SYHA Hostelling Scotland, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme; Scotland Outdoors; and the popular hill walking website walkhighlands.
There will be presentations on the causes of mountaineering incidents; navigation techniques; mountain weather forecasting and mountain first aid and, weather permitting, an outdoor climbing wall for children [and adults] to test their skills, supervised by professional staff.
The event is supported through generous donations from the Scottish Community Foundation and the Scottish Mountaineering Trust and starts at 10am at The Albert Halls, Dumbarton Road
Stirling FK8 2QL.