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Spring Skills for the Hills talk


We have teamed up with Craigdon Mountain Sports, Edinburgh, to bring hillwalkers a new mountain safety and skills talk this spring, on Thursday, 26th April - 7 to 8.30pm.

The illustrated talk will be delivered by our Mountain Safety Adviser Heather Morning, whose winter safety talks are highly popular events, and is ideal both for beginners and more experienced hill walkers, with seasonal advice and tips for the year ahead.

Places are limited, so booking is essential.  

Heather's talk is packed with interesting advice and inspiration for getting out in the hills as the snows melt for another year. 

As our Mountain Safety Advisor, Heather will offer loads of great tips for beginners and more experienced hillwalkers alike, not just about the basic skills that help you get the best out of your hill days - such as planning, navigation, moving safely over rough ground - but also such seasonal tips as how to deal with long-lying snow fields, or cope with weather than can be warm and summery one minute and switch back to winter the next. 

She'll test your own knowledge too, with some fun questions and the chance to win some awesome prizes. But above all, she'll inspire you with her love of Scotland's hills and mountains and send you home determined to get out there and get up those hills.

Craigdon Mountain Sports
The Pentland Outdoor Centre,
44 Biggar Road,
Edinburgh EH10 7BJ

Free parking available.

Craigdon will have some great special offers on the evening, and will be handing out free 15% loyalty cards to any one who attends.

The store and on-site cafe will be open before the talk, so arrive early and grab a soup, sandwich, cake or drink, or chat to their knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff about your outdoor equipment or clothing needs.

Places are limited, so booking is essential. Tickets cost 6 for adults, 4 for concessions and groups of six or more.

All proceeds will be donated to Mend our Mountains, a fundraising appeal led by Mountaineering Scotland and the Outdoors Access Trust for Scotland, which aims to raise 100,000 for urgent mountain path repairs between now and the autumn.

Find out more about the Mend Our Mountains appeal.