Alpine Adventure Tour 2020: Cancelled due to Covid-19

Posted by Becky McGovern on 24/03/2020
Photo: Jon Griffith

In light of the fast-moving situation regarding coronavirus the BMC have decided to cancel these events. The health and wellbeing of all those involved, and the wider public, is paramount.

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

Who can go? The Alpine Lectures are brilliant for anybody new to alpine climbing who want to further develop their skills. You’ll go from bumbling about to striding with confidence to the summit after you’ve gained all the knowledge from our alpine experts Tom Livingstone and Steve Long.

Tom Livingstone

Tom is a climber and writer based in North Wales. He’s established new rock and alpine routes in the UK, Alaska and Himalayas. Tom's part of a new wave of ambitious alpinists who are pushing standards, and he’s also developed a group which encourages young climbers to greater heights in the mountains.

Steve Long

International Mountain Guide Steve has been mountaineering for over 30 years and has climbed in every continent and skied in most. Highlight ascents include the Dru in winter, Cerro Torre, Low’s Gully (Borneo), and an epic attempt on Great Trango.

So what skills will you learn about?

Everything the new alpine adventurer could possibly need, including:

  • Basics of alpinism
  • Equipment needed
  • Climate change considerations
  • Acclimatisation
  • Fitness Preparation
  • Alpine Areas
  • Effective movement/glacial travel
  • Alpine Hazards
  • Risk Management
  • Ski Mountaineering
  • Next Steps

 

 

What’s more, there’ll be loads of Mountain Equipment goodies up for grabs in the free prize draw to tool you up!

Tickets on sale now!

Tickets can be purchased online, see ticket link below each venue. 

Buy up until 3.30pm on the day of the lecture.

Tickets cost £7 for BMC members and £9 for non-members. Group discount: £5 when purchasing 10 or more tickets.

Venues & Dates 2020

All lectures start at 7pm and finish at approximately 9pm with a half-way interval.

Leeds | Monday 4 May

University of Leeds, Roger Stevens Building, Lecture Theatre 21, Leeds LS2 9NH

Location map

 

Preston | Tuesday 5 May

University of Central Lancashire, Darwin Building, Darwin Lecture Theatre, Marsh Lane, Preston, PR1 2HE

Location map


 

Bristol | Wednesday 6 May

University of Bristol, Queen's Building, University Walk, Bristol, BS8 1TR

Location map

 

London | Thursday 7 May

St Paul's School, Wathen Hall, Lonsdale Road, SW13 9JT

Location map

 

Further information

Please email Becky McGovern or phone 0161 438 3302

READ: Coronavirus: The latest BMC event advice
 


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