The committee position of Training and Safety Officer is currently vacant. If you are interested in filling this position, please discuss this with a committee member.
If you would like to participate in any of the courses below, please contact a committee member at the next club meeting.
All members are encouraged to take responsibility for their own safety on the hills, in line with the Mountaineering Scotland Participation Statement:
"Mountaineering Scotland recognises that climbing and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement"
Navigation The Club runs internal theory and practical navigation courses using experienced members as instructors. The theory course introduces members to the information printed on the map, to the compass, and to the techniques used to navigate using them both. The practical course then applies these techniques on the ground in the local area, with the most important leg being the last one - to the hostelry for a drink or high tea!
Scrambling Scrambling is a cross-over from hillwalking to rock climbing and involves the use of basic rope techniques without the encumbrance of modern rock climbing paraphernalia. Scrambling is particularly relevant to the Cuillins, and the Club usually organises a day course once a year before the Club weekend in Skye in June.
Winter Skills Members wishing to go on A and B level walks over the winter must have crampons and an ice axe, and have been trained to use them correctly. To that end the club organises a Winter Skills course using an external provider. The course usually takes place in Grantown-on-Spey in January or February each year, depending on suitable snow conditions and sufficient members expressing an interest to make a course financially viable.
Mountaineering Scotland Courses Mountaineering Scotland runs a comprehensive selection of courses (including all those mentioned above).
Safety The following links give access to useful safety information for members: