As the days get shorter and the nights grow colder, the rest of the world goes into hibernation and you get ready to #MakeWinterCount.

WINTER SKILLS LECTURES: UK Tour

Whether you’re an aspiring alpinist or seasoned mountaineer, get ready for whatever winter has in store with the BMC’s annual winter skills lecture series. Ideal for anybody who wants to learn more about winter mountain skills, you’ll receive a crash-course in everything from packing your gear to handling emergency avalanche situations. By the time winter experts Sam Leary and Mick Jones are done with you, you’ll be itching to strap on those crampons!

Here are just some of the topics covered in the lecture series:

• Equipment and clothing
• Navigation
• Footwork
• Route planning
• Avalanche awareness
• Climbing
• And much more!

Booking info

All lectures start at 7pm and finish at approximately 9pm with a half-way interval, where you can chat with a Lowe Alpine rep and get up close and personal with the gear!

Hit the links below to get your tickets. Tickets cost £7 for BMC members and £9 for non-members. Group discount: £4.75 when purchasing 10 or more tickets.

Venues and dates

University of Leeds, Michael Sadler Building, Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre, Beech Grove Terrace, LS2 9DA

Coventry University, Alan Berry Building, Room AB107, 1 Priory Street, Coventry, CV1 5FB

Plas y Brenin, Capel Curig, Conwy, LL24 0ET

St Paul’s School, Wathen Hall, Lonsdale Road, London, SW13 9JT

The Alpine Club, 55 Charlotte Road, London, EC2A 3QF

Plymouth Marjon University, Room E206, Derriford Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL6 8BH (sat nav postcode)

Cardiff University, Julian Hodge Lecture Theatre, Julian Hodge Building, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU

#makewintercount Social media competition

From November until the end of February, we’re running a competition across Twitter and Instagram to see the best examples of how you can make winter count!

Share your winter adventures on social media with the hashtag #MakeWinterCount and you’ll be in with a chance to win some epic prizes.

Here’s last year’s winner, Liam Campbell, out on the hill with mountaineering legend Andy Cave as part of his prize!

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