Get ready for your hiking adventures

Posted by Becky McGovern on 09/03/2021
Photo: Neruja Srikantharajah / @so_little_a_time

Don't get caught out on your hiking adventures. Up-skill, refresh and get ready with our new online event.

Are you planning to get out into the hills and mountains this year? The easing of last year's lockdown saw a rise in Mountain Rescue call-outs. With just a bit of preparation you can help to avoid many dangerous situations, and enjoy your adventures safely.

Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team 

Sponsored by Montane, this event is for anyone new to hiking, and for those already on the path, it's a great refresher if you're wishing to address skills fade. 

Our experts will share their knowledge so that you can stride into the hills with confidence and enjoy your adventures safely.

Mountain Rescue England & Wales Operations Director Mike Margeson

"We are fully in surport of the BMC initiative on Essential Skills and getting back to the hills safely.“

Topics will include:

• what to wear
• what kit to buy
• planning your day
• navigation basics
• caring for the environment
• emergency skills

No travel, no faff – gain all you need to know from the comfort of your home.

Thursday 22 April 7pm to 9.30pm on Zoom

Hosted live by TV presenter and hiker Mary-Ann Ochota, and expert instructors Rachael Crewesmith and Stephen Trenier, the event will cover everything you need to stay safe and enjoy your adventures.

Can't make the date?

As well as the live event, your ticket gives you free on-demand access to the recording and a follow-up resource PDF.

Tickets on sale now!

🎟️ Buy your ticket here on Eventbrite 🎟️

• £4.99 BMC member
• £4.99 Unemployed, student or universal credit
• £7.99 non-member 
 

Prizes

To add to the fun, event sponsor Montane have given us some amazing prizes to giveaway on the night!

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Listen now 🎧

Wild Horizons is our new BMC hillwalking podcast, hosted by Niall Grimes. With a new guests each week, we discuss the honey pots and the secret spots of Britain's wild places and uplands.

 

Episode 1: Cwm Idwal - Where the Devil cooks up

The black cauldron of Cwm Idwal hangs high above the Ogwen Valley. A wild place of Snowdon lilies and, some say, steam rising from the Devil’s kitchen. At its base sits a lake where, others say, no bird dare fly over. What is this place of heavy magic? Rachael Crewesmith takes Niall Grimes on a journey to Cwm Idwal in the first episode of Wild Horizons podcast.

Episode 2: The South Downs Way - a friendly walk through time

The hundred miles of National Trail, from Winchester to Eastbourne, crosses many thousands of years of history, sometimes just a few inches below your feet. BMC hillwalking rep, Faber Scaglione, looks down, looks sideways and looks far ahead as he takes us along on some of its most special sections.

Episode 3: Helvellyn - Hail, Rain or Shine

It’s the third highest peak in the Lake District, but it has a special appeal that makes it England’s most-loved mountain. But it is a place of big weather. Every day in the winter months, the Lake District National Park sends its fell top assessment team to the summit to compile weather data to improve the safety and enjoyment of park visitors. Niall Grimes sits down with one of this team, Zac Poulton, and asks him, What’s it like today?

Episode 4: Snowdon - For the First Time

For many mountaineers and non-mountaineers alike, the lofty pyramid of Snowdon exerts a strong romantic attraction. The highest peak in Wales and England. Every year many thousands of visitors make their way to the summit. For some it could be their first 3,000 foot mountain.

Snowdonia based guide Kate Worthington gives us the benefit of her great experience and talks to host, Niall Grimes, about the many ways up the mountain, what to look out for and much more knowledge along the way. If you are thinking about a visit, this podcast is essential listening.

Episode 5: Calderdale - Moors, the past and the future

Moorland magic. Bog lover Chris Dean shares his love of the wild wide open above the Calderdale Valley. He turns his gaze upwards to the skies and down to under your feet. He looks back to prehistory and forward to our planetary future.

Listen and subscribe on your favourite podcast apps:

 
    

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