Make winter count: with a BMC skills lecture

Posted by Becky McGovern on 13/09/2017

#MakeWinterCount and get tooled up with all the skills at one of our winter lectures this November. Tickets on sale beginning of October.

Who can go? The Winter Lectures are brilliant for anybody who wants to learn more about winter mountaineering skills.  You’ll go from bumbling about to striding with confidence to the summit after you’ve gained all the knowledge from expert Winter Mountaineering Instructors Sam Leary and Mick Jones.

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

So what skills will you learn about? Everything the new winter adventurer could possibly need, including:

Equipment and clothing
Route planning
Avalanche awareness
And much more!

Tickets on sale now!

Tickets can be purchased online, see ticket link below each venue. Tickets cost £7 for BMC members and £9 for non-members. There’ll be a group discount: £4.75 when purchasing 10 or more tickets.

Tickets CANNOT be purchased on the door on the night.

We’ve joined forces with Lowe Alpine to make our winter lectures better than ever.

#MakeWinterCount Competition

Over the whole of winter, the BMC and Lowe Alpine are running a winter competition.  Share your winter adventures on social media with the hashtag #MakeWinterCount and you’ll be entered into a fantastic prize draw worth thousands of pounds (winners will be announced next Spring). 

And that’s not the only competition we’ll be running. At every lecture there’ll be the chance to win one of many Lowe Alpine goodies.


All lectures start at 19:30 and finish at 21:30 with a half-way interval.

Snowdon: Tuesday 21 November

YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass, Caernarfon, Gynedd, LL55 4NY

Buy tickets for Snowdon

Manchester: Wednesday 22 November

University of Manchester, Theatre A, University Place, 176 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9QQ

Buy tickets for Manchester

Newcastle: Thursday 23 November

Newcastle University, Herschel Building, Lecture Theatre 2 (ground floor), Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 7RU

Buy tickets for Newcastle

Birmingham: Monday 27 November

University of Birmingham, Guild of Students, Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, B15 2TU
Map (building O1 on map)

Buy tickets for Birmingham

London: Tuesday 28 November

University College London, Christopher Ingold Building (XLG2), 20 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AJ

Buy tickets for London

Southampton: Wednesday 29 November

University of Southampton, Murray Lecture Theatre, Building 58, University Road, Southampton, SO17 1BJ

Buy tickets for Southampton

Bristol: Thursday 30 November

University of Bristol, Merchant Ventures Building, 75 Woodland Road, Bristol, BS8 1UB

Buy tickets for Bristol

Further information

Please contact Becky McGovern at the BMC


Calling all winter warriors – share your winter journey to join our amazing competition. Want to find out how to win free stuff with your polar pics? Read on.

Over the whole of winter, starting in November, the BMC and Lowe Alpine are running an immense competition that you don't want to miss.

If you've a penchant for snowy slopes, frosty escapades, or dicey ice adventures, make sure to take some epic snaps or short videos along the way. Then, when you return to your hero's welcome, share your winter journey with us via social media with the right hashtag to enter our fantastic monthly prize draw.

There'll be a final grand prize in February of two nights and one day out walking or climbing with world-class British mountaineer Andy Cave.

Follow us to find out more



Watch and learn: BMC TV's Winter Skills Videos

Become a winter warrior with BMC TV's skills channel. Watch our series of educational winter videos:

Series one: The Basics

Series two: The Basics Part Deux

Series three: Climbing Grade I/II

Series four: Time to get technical

WATCH: Climbing and protecting steeper mixed ground

READ: Essential winter know-how

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1) Anonymous User
But BMC! The Bristol date is the same night that mountains on stage is screening! The only two mountain related events in Bristol this winter and they're on the same night! 😫 Any chance you can change it?
2) Anonymous User
You have sold out! Do you get returns? If so how would I find out and how would I apply for one of these? Thanks
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