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My First Munro; Mountain Safety Course

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'My First Munro' is a mountain safety course for women, covering the key skills that hillwalkers need to stay safe in the mountains.

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If you're a keen hillwalker but lack the skills or confidence to tackle bigger mountains alone, or you are new to hillwalking and want to find the best way to get started, then this is the course for YOU!

'My First Munro' is a two-day group course which aims to give women the skills and confidence to start hill-walking or to progress to solo-hiking in the mountains.

The weekend will be held at the Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team Centre, and starts with a half-day indoor session covering equipment, route planning and navigation. The emphasis of day-1 will be on learning navigation skills (map & compass), as this is the foundation of any safe day in the mountains.

The afternoon will be spent ‘out on the hill’ in Glencoe (but not climbing a Munro), instead we will be tackling complex yet accessible terrain which is ideal for putting navigation theory into practice.

On day 2 we will head out to climb a Munro together as a group. While we are on the hill we will discuss mountain safety 'best-practice' for hillwalkers, as well as the role weather plays in decision-making on the hill. We will consolidate our compass work and take a look at emergency shelter/equipment and simple rescue procedures.

This course is delivered by ML qualified and experienced female guides, with a background in mountaineering and/or Mountain Rescue. Our goal is to empower women with the skills and confidence neccessary to 'take the reigns' when hiking in groups or to explore the mountains independently.

No previous experience is necessary but a good basic level of fitness is required. An equipment list will be provided to all ladies booking with Girls on Hills.

Girls on Hills is a 'no-frills' experience - we don't include food or accommodation, allowing you the flexibility to choose your own to suit travel logistics or budget. We can provide shuttle support to and from the mountain from Glencoe/local area for those visiting without their own transportation.

We pride ourselves on being 'approachable and relatable', so please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any concerns.

We look forward to climbing a Munro with you!

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Glencoe

PH49 4JJ

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