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Volunteers sought for international meet

Wednesday 11th December 2019, 3:18pm

Streap Alba Geamhradh 2020, the Mountaineering Scotland international winter climbing meet, will see guest climbers from across the globe gathering in Scotland in February 2020.

Thirty climbers from countries including Korea, Argentina and South Africa, as well as closer neighbours from the likes of France, Italy, Switzerland and Norway, will be climbing with a team of over 30 UK host climbers, getting a taste of the best the Scottish winter climbing has to offer. The event, staged as part of Mountaineering Scotland’s 50th anniversary celebrations, is being delivered in partnership with the British Mountaineering Council, the Alpine Club and the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

It kicks off in Aviemore on Saturday 22nd February and runs for a week, with climbers based in club huts, including the CIC on Ben Nevis, the Raeburn Hut near Laggan, Mill Cottage near Aviemore and Lagangarbh in Glen Coe.

Mountaineering Scotland is working to make the event as inclusive as possible for those who want to get involved, but may not have been in a position to act as a host climber for the week. As well as plans for a ticketed evening event in Aviemore on the 28th February to celebrate the end of the meet, we are looking for volunteers to assist in a variety of ways in the lead-up to the event and over the course of the week’s climbing.


We are looking for local volunteers to support the hut coordinators by providing weather forecast updates for the climbers, helping with getting any additional supplies to the huts if required and supporting communications and posting about the event on social media channels where mobile phone reception is limited.

If you feel you have something to offer and are interested in getting involved then please get in touch at info@mountaineering.scot with a brief email detailing your background, relevant experience and availability.