Calling all winter warriors! The Scottish International Winter Climbing Meet is back for 2020 and host applications are now open.
Mountaineering Scotland is inviting applications from UK-based hosts for Streap Alba Geamhradh 2020, the International Scottish Winter Climbing Meet next year.
Kicking off in Aviemore on Saturday the 22nd February, the week-long event will be delivered in close partnership with the British Mountaineering Council, the Alpine Club and the Scottish Mountaineering Club, and will be part of a programme of events and activities in 2020 to celebrate 50 years of Mountaineering Scotland.
The meet has been running since 1997 and was last held in 2016, when it was hosted by The British Mountaineering Council. It has attracted climbers from Europe and farther afield, who are looking to experience the ever-changing conditions, challenging weather, and the traditional ethics, which give Scottish winter climbing its own unique flavour, with its focus on promoting adventure and self-reliance.
The event also aims to celebrate the influence winter climbing in Scotland has had on the development of modern mountaineering equipment and techniques which have helped climbers to push standards of difficulty in mountain ranges across the globe.
Mountaineering Scotland are now looking for competent UK winter climbers willing to become hosts for the event, to team up with and climb with an international guest climber and show them what winter climbing in Scotland is all about.
Please click here for full information and application form
APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED
Join in the After Party
Join us for the International Winter Climbing Meet after party and get to meet all those involved, hear about the highlights of the week, enjoy a talk by well-known Scottish winter climber Guy Robertson and chill with a beer and some fine tunes.
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PLUS freebies and the chance to win some amazing prizes from our sponsor Salewa on the night. Tickets £5 in advance
Mountaineering Scotland are managing applications for this event and they emailed invites to international federations in October. The deadline for international federations to apply by is 18 November. Please email Helen Gestwicki at Mountaineering Scotland for further information.
Take your winter adventure skills to the next level with #MakeWinterCount.
These popular events are back to help you stride out into the winter hills and mountains with confidence. We will be running three events this year, with in person evenings in London on 29th November and Manchester on 30th November, and a virtual event on Zoom on 1st December.
This event is brilliant for anyone who wants to learn more about winter hill and mountain skills. You'll go from bumbling about to striding with confidence to the summit after you've gained all the knowledge from our experts Sam Leary and Mick Jones.
The evening will cover everything the new winter adventurer could possibly need including:
What to wear
Planning your day
Reading the weather
Packing a rucksack
Boots, crampons & axes
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