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Avalanche Awareness Courses 2016

This winter, the MCofS is running two, one-day "Avalanche Awareness" courses, based from the Nevis Range Ski Area north of Fort William.  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. The courses are staffed on a 1:4 ratio with highly experienced MIC holders.  The cost of the course includes a return trip on the Gondola.

This course is run 'on foot'.  If you want a course specifically on ski or board check out http://www.snowsportscotland.org/news

Course dates:

Saturday 2nd January 2016

Sunday 3rd January 2016

Cost of the course is 45 for MCofS members.

How to Book a Place on a MCofS Avalanche Awareness Course

MCofS members should login to the MCofS Members Portal.
Non-members should register at the MCofS Members Portal. If you are not already a member you can join at the same time as entering the event. 

By Phone
If you wish to pay by card over the phone you may do so.

By Post
Download an application form for here (pdf) .

Please note:
1. Places are issued on a first come - first served basis.
2. Please note our Terms and Conditions of supply which can be read here.
3. Online bookings although payment is made immediately, your booking is subject to verification. This is a manual process which will normally take place on the next working day.
4. Please read our Booking Conditions

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 our Avalanche Courses in 2011 and wrote this article which was published in Scottish Mountaineer.

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Site updated 18th June 2015