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MBA at Skills for the Hills event

15/02/2017

We will be represented at Skills for the Hills, Scotland's biggest gathering of outdoor organisations and mountain enthusiasts which will be held at the Royal Concert Halls, Glasgow, on Saturday 25 March, 10.00 until 16.30. The event will be officially opened by outdoor broadcaster and journalist Cameron McNeish. A varied programme of talks will also give practical advice from expert speakers including Heather Morning, Mountain Safety Advisor with Mountaineering Scotland, a representative from SARDA, the Search and Rescue Dogs Association, and survival skills personality from Backwoods Survival School, Patrick McGlinchey. There will be interactive skills work stations covering mountain weather services, navigation, first aid for the hills, avalanche awareness, and forecasting. The event will also be attended by several outdoor retailers who will have a comprehensive range of equipment on display. Organisations represented alongside us in the exhibition hall will include Glenmore Lodge – the National Centre for the Outdoors, the John Muir Trust, the Scottish Youth Hostel Association, the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme, and Ramblers Scotland, as well as Mountaineering Scotland and the charity Mountain Aid, the organisers of the event. We look forward to meeting many MBA members at the event. Full programme details can be found on the Mountain Aid website at www.mountainaid.org.uk.


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