Make your winter count

Posted by Becky McGovern on 18/09/2019

We've joined forces with our friends at Lowe Alpine to bring you #MakeWinterCount - a season of winter skills films and lectures culminating in a social media competition.

#MakeWinterCount is brought to you by the BMC and Lowe Alpine

UK LECTURE TOUR

Who can go? Our winter skills lectures are brilliant for anybody who wants to learn more about winter mountain skills.  You’ll go from bumbling about to striding with confidence to the summit after you’ve gained all the knowledge from winter experts Sam Leary and Mick Jones.

What’s more, there’ll be loads of Lowe Alpine goodies up for grabs in the free prize draw each evening to tool you up!

So what skills will you learn about? Everything the new winter adventurer could possibly need, including:

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

Tickets on sale now!

Purchase online by following the relevant ticket link listed below each venue.  Tickets cost £7 for BMC members and £9 for non-members. Group discount: £4.75 when purchasing 10 or more tickets.

Venues and dates

All lectures start at 7pm and finish at approximately 9pm with a half-way interval.

Leeds Tuesday 19 November  - TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR  

University of Leeds, Michael Sadler Building, Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre, Beech Grove Terrace, LS2 9DA
Location map
Car parking info
 

Coventry Wednesday 20 November

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

Capel Curig Thursday 21 November - SOLD OUT

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

London Tuesday 26 November - TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR

St Paul's School, Wathen Hall, Lonsdale Road, London, SW13 9JT
Location map

  • The school gate on the south side of Hammersmith Bridge will be open from 18.30 until 19.00 (this provides a significant shortcut)
  • The main school entrance is off Lonsdale Road, NOT St. Hilda’s Road (where satnavs sometimes point to).
     

London Wednesday 27 November - SOLD OUT

The Alpine Club, 55 Charolotte Road, London, EC2A 3QF
Location map


Plymouth Thursday 28 November - SOLD OUT

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

Cardiff Friday 29 November - TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR

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

SOCIAL MEDIA COMPETITION

Over the whole of winter, the BMC and Lowe Alpine are running a winter competition.  Share your winter adventures on social media with the hashtag #MakeWinterCount and you’ll be entered into a fantastic prize draw worth thousands of pounds (winners will be announced next Spring). 

WINTER SKILLS FILMS

Get yourself winter ready by watching our skills films on BMC YouTube

Further information

Please contact Becky McGovern at the BMC


#MakeWinterCount

Calling all winter warriors – share your winter journey to join our amazing competition. Want to find out how to win free stuff with your polar pics? Read on.

Over the whole of winter, starting in November, the BMC and Lowe Alpine are running an immense competition that you don't want to miss.

If you've a penchant for snowy slopes, frosty escapades, or dicey ice adventures, make sure to take some epic snaps or short videos along the way. Then, when you return to your hero's welcome, share your winter journey with us via social media with the right hashtag to enter our fantastic monthly prize draw.

Follow us to find out more

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Watch and learn: BMC TV's Winter Skills Videos

Become a winter warrior with BMC TV's skills channel. Watch our series of educational winter videos:

Series one: The Basics

Series two: The Basics Part Deux

Series three: Climbing Grade I/II

Series four: Time to get technical

WATCH: Climbing and protecting steeper mixed ground

READ: Essential winter know-how


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Anonymous User
03/08/2018
Why are there no events in the South West?

Last years session at Bristol Uni was rammed so there must be the attendance numbers
Anonymous User
08/08/2018
shame the whole of the Yorkshire area has been missed off the list?
10/10/2019
No Lancaster ? Pity , I have been looking forwards to it :(
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05/11/2019
Why is the entire top half of Briton omitted from the tour, I was at Durham last year and Newcastle the year before and they were well attended

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