Free Winter Lectures Announced

Two free lectures in Aviemore next month will outline essential skills for heading into the Scottish mountains in winter.

The final dates in the MCofS Winter Lecture series will be delivered by mountain safety experts Heather Morning and Dave ‘Heavy’ Whalley.

Heather Morning, 102 kb

Heavy Whalley, 53 kb


Heather Morning is the MCofS Mountain Safety Adviser. With a lifetime’s experience in the mountains, she has been a professional mountaineer for 20 years and for the last 12 has been an active member of the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team.

‘Heavy’ Whalley was a member of the RAF Mountain Rescue for 36 years. He was the Team Leader of RAF Leuchars, RAF Kinloss and Deputy Team leader at RAF Valley in North Wales, and, though now retired, is still active both on the hill and in mountain safety issues. He's written articles for UKHillwalking, RAF Leuchars - 50 Years of Rescues and Mountain Accidents and Media Sensationalism

The lectures focus on essential skills for folk heading out into the Scottish winter mountains, covering navigation, avalanche awareness, route choice, equipment, weather and more. Expect beautiful photography, videos and plenty of personal anecdotes from Heather and Heavy.

Heather’s lecture is on 12th February, and Heavy Whalley will speak on 19th February.

Both of the lectures, sponsored by The Munro Society, will be held at The Mountain Café in Aviemore, starting at 8pm, with the option of booking a meal there at 7pm. Call Mountain Café on 01479 812473 for details.

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