Winter Mountain Safety Lecture – Ian Mcconnell

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Presented by Ian Mcconnell


In presenting the third in the 2018 series of Clachaig’s Winter Mountain Safety Lectures Ian Mcconnell brings a wealth of knowledge, with a long history in critical care nursing and from his role at Medical Officer for Glencoe Mountain Rescue.

About the lecture:

Ian Mcconnell, Medical Officer, Glencoe MRT

Sometimes things go wrong, and in those circumstances the actions of those close can make a huge difference to the outcome of the situation. Ian talks through some of the key things from a medical perspective that can potentially save lives, or at the very least make the situation more comfortable for those involved.

Using a variety of methods, including getting hands on with medical and rescue equipment, Ian will draw on his experience from rescuing (and being rescued!) and will encourage the audience to get involved.

Clachaig’s lectures are informal by design, and will hopefully be as entertaining as they are educational. For the 2018 lectures will be presented in the Boots Bar. There is no charge for entry. Start will be 8pm approx. If part of a larger group, please give us some advance notice so that we can do our best to prepare accordingly. To help us to continue to improve and develop the series, we’d be very grateful for your feedback after the lecture.


The series is sponsored by Rab.  Please give them your support and encouragement so that the lecture series can continue to be provided free at the point of delivery.

About Ian:

Ian has a background in critical care nursing, with time served as a resuscitation Training Officer in large teaching hospitals. Ian has served as Medical Officer for Glencoe Mountain Rescue since 2003. Much of his time now is spent teaching emergency medicine and providing Scottish Rugby Union with medical cover.


Rab - The Mountain PeopleAbout the Lecture Series


Now in the 33rd year, the Clachaig Winter Mountain Safety Lecture series is the longest running safety initiative of its kind. Designed to be a last port of call before setting off into the winter hills, each lecture will look at key safety considerations which may well be a timely reminder when planning your outing for the next day. Read more about the lecture series…



We are particularly keen to ensure that the lecture series remains FREE ENTRY as it has done since its inception. However, there are costs and we are extremely grateful for the backing and financial support of Rab. Their belief in the value of the lectures has ensured that the series can continue to be delivered for the 2018 season.


Whilst the lectures are free, we will be asking you to part with a pound, or three, as we raise funds for Glencoe Mountain Rescue throughout the course of FebruaryFest.


feb-fest-2018-squareThere are some great prizes from Rab and a range of other local and conntected businesses. Read more about The Big Winter Raffle.


Tickets will be on sale on the night and throughout February at Clachaig

At a glance

  • From: 20th February 2018 08:00 pm
  • To: 20th February 2018 12:00 am
  • At: The Boots Bar

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