Refresh your skills at a revamped BMC Alpine Skills Lecture. New speakers Calum Muskett and Steve Long will show you all things alpine with practical demos and audience participation.
Calum Muskett is a 21 year old alpinist based in North Wales. He specialises in alpine rock climbing but also loves the colder adventures you can have mixed climbing in the Alps and further afield. Having gone through a trial and error learning process alpine climbing, Calum is keen to share his experiences to make sure that you don't make the same mistakes he did! Calum’s alpine adventures have taken him to the Mont Blanc Massif, Bernese Oberland, Dolomites, Ratikon, Torres del Paine and Fitzroy.
Steve Long is almost old enough to be Calum’s grandad. He is also based in Snowdonia and is Chair of the International Mountaineering Federation (UIAA) Training Standards. Steve has been mountaineering for over 30 years and has climbed in every continent and skied in most. Some of these routes have fallen down or lost their glaciers in the intervening decades! He is an International Mountain Guide and works part time as the Development Officer for the Association of Mountaineering Instructors. Steve directed Conville Trust Alpine courses for several years and still teaches Alpine skills every year. Highlight ascents include the Dru in winter, Cerro Torre, Low’s Gully (Borneo), and an epic attempt on Great Trango.
Is this lecture for me?
The lecture is for both novice and experienced alpine climbers, Calum and Steve will cover:
• The "honey pots" and why you might benefit by avoiding them
• Preparation, fitness and acclimatisation
• Valley accommodation, huts and bivis
• Alpine hazards and how to manage the risks
• The speed v backup spectrum: techniques for effective movement
Berghaus free prize draw
The lecture is sponsored by Berghaus and there will be a free prize draw with a chance to win lots of Berghaus goodies!
Tickets available on the door
Tickets cost £5 BMC members, £7 non-members and £3.50 if you purchase 10 or more.