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 will be on sale from beginning of October. 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.

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


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 a free prize draw giving you 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

Manchester: Wednesday 22 November
University of Manchester, Theatre A, University Place, 176 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9QQ

Newcastle: Thursday 23 November
Newcastle University, Herschel Building, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 7RU

Birmingham: Monday 27 November
University of Birmingham, Guild of Students, Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, B15 2TU
Map (building O1 on map)

London: Tuesday 28 November
University College London (TBC)

Southampton: Wednesday 29 November
University of Southampton, Murray Lecture Theatre, Building 58, University Road, Southampton, SO17 1BJ

Bristol: Thursday 30 November
University of Bristol, Merchant Ventures Building, 75 Woodland Road, Bristol, BS8 1UB

Further information

Please contact Becky McGovern at the BMC


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Watch and learn: BMC TV's Winter Skills Videos

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

Series one: The Basics

Series two: The Basics Part Deux

Series three: Climbing Grade I/II

How to find the right climb

READ: Essential winter know-how

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