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ThinkWINTER! Winter skills talks 2022/23

Join Mountaineering Scotland's Ben Gibson on a journey into the winter mountains to find out how to plan for a great day out in winter.

With our increasingly unpredictable climate and weather, a flexible approach and sound winter skills are essential when it comes to enjoying quality, safe days out in the mountains, whether you walk, climb or ski.

Qualified mountaineering instructor Ben will share his own experiences (and mistakes!) as an active climber, walker, skier and hill runner with a focus on the crucial ingredients to success including:

  • Planning and decision making
  • How to find and interpret weather and avalanche information
  • The types of kit, footwear and equipment to consider as we move into winter
  • The different skills to master before you head to the hills in winter
  • What to do when things don't go to plan

and some top tips so that you can get the best your of your time outdoors.

The talks are a great introduction for anyone new to winter hills and a useful refresher for more experienced hill-goers, with a chance to win some prizes and ask your own questions along the way.

Please book in advance - no tickets will be available on the door.

Tickets are 5 and are non-refundable. Please use the links below to book.


Photo by Tuomas Mutanen

In-store talks

Town Date Venue Time
Perth Thursday 1 December 2022
Tiso  7pm
Booking open
Aberdeen Thursday 8 December 2022
Craigdon Mountain Sports7pm
Booking open
Fort William Monday 12 December 2022 Cotswold Outdoor  7pm
Booking open
Glasgow (West End) Thursday 15 December 2022Cotswold Outdoor 7pm
Booking open
Edinburgh Wednesday 1 February 2023Craigdon Mountain Sports 7pm
Booking opens 1st Dec
Aviemore Thursday 2 February 2023
Tiso  7pm
Booking opens 1st Dec