Get ready for your alpine adventures 2016

Posted by Becky McGovern on 01/04/2016
Photo: Ben Tibbetts

New to alpine climbing and looking to further develop your skills? Then the BMC Alpine Skills Lectures are for you. Speakers Calum Muskett and Steve Long will show you all things alpine with practical demos.

Speakers

BMC Ambassador Calum Muskett is a 22 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.

Are these lectures for me?

These lectures are for people new to alpinism looking to further develop their skills, Calum and Steve will cover:

• Places to go and when to visit them
• Preparation; fitness and acclimatisation
• Valley accommodation, huts and bivis
• Alpine hazards and how to manage the risks
• Techniques for effective movement

Berghaus free prize draw

The lectures are sponsored by Berghaus and there will be a free prize draw each night with a chance to win lots of Berghaus goodies!

Dates and venues

 All lectures start at 7.30pm and last approximately two hours with a half-way interval.

Chester: Tuesday 26 April
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University of Chester, Room 107, Binks Building, Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4BJ.

Sheffield: Wednesday 27 April 
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Sheffield Hallam University, Collegiate Campus, Room HC.0.06, Heart of the Campus Building, corner of Collegiate Crescent and Broomhall Rd.

Location map

Newcastle: Thursday 28 April 
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Newcastle University, Lecture Theatre 1, Herschel Building, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE1 7RY.

Birmingham: Tuesday 3 May
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University of Birmingham, Guild Council Chambers, Guild of Students, Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, B15 2TU.

London: Wednesday 4 May
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University College London, Christopher Ingold XLG2 Auditorium, Christopher Ingold Building, 20 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AJ.

Southampton: Thursday 5 May 
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University of Southampton, Room 1067, Building 58 (Murray Building), Hampshire, SO17 1BJ.

Tickets

Tickets can be purchased on the door on the night. £5 BMC members, £7 non-members and £3.50 if you purchase 10 or more. 

Further information

Please contact Becky McGovern at the BMC by email or telephone 0161 438 3302.

WATCH: The Alpine Essentials DVD trailer on BMC TV

WATCH: The BMC Alpine Lecture Buxton 2014 BMC TV

WATCH: BMC Ambassador Calum Muskett on BMC TV

WATCH: Ueli Steck, the alpine machine, on BMC TV

View the Summit Extra: Alpine Edition


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