The lecture series includes a date in Keswick. Photo: Kenneth Allen CC-BY-SA-2.0

The lecture series includes a date in Keswick. Photo: Kenneth Allen CC-BY-SA-2.0

Scotland’s mountaineering body is heading south for the day, to get across the safety message for hillwalkers and climbers.

The Mountaineering Council of Scotland’s Skills for the Hills series of lectures will include a date in Keswick at the end of this month.

MCofS mountain safety adviser Heather Morning will deliver five of the six talks, which the council said could one day save a life – including your own.

The talks will be staged in the last week of November, in Cotswold Outdoor stores, with an extra date at the Eastgate Theatre, Peebles.

Heather Morning said: “There is nothing quite as exciting as getting out to the mountains in winter; but there are many hazards that you need to think about.

“I’m really looking forward to this series of lectures and to passing on my knowledge and experience to all those who come along. You will be guaranteed an entertaining and informative evening.”

Heather Morning: 'entertaining and informative evening'

Heather Morning: 'entertaining and informative evening'

Hillwalkers’ charity Mountain Aid is supporting the series, along with Cotswold Outdoor. Mick Tighe, a British Mountain Guide with more than 30 years’ experience, will present the talk at Fort William.

MCofS chief officer David Gibson said: “Our thanks go to Mountain Aid, Cotswold Outdoor and Mick Tighe for teaming up with the MCofS to make this lecture series possible.

“These entertaining talks are organised and presented by a great team and will give you information on which to base your decisions concerning clothing, equipment, planning, route choice and much more.

“Don’t miss them.”

The lectures are free but tickets need to be booked in advance.

Dates, at Cotswold Outdoor stores unless stated, are: 26 November, Aberdeen; 27 November, Edinburgh; 28 November, Glasgow; 29 November, Peebles Eastgate Theatre; 30 November, Keswick. Also on Friday 30 November, Mick Tighe will give his lecture at the Fort William Cotswold store.

More details and booking information are on the MCofS website.

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