Winter Mountain Safety Lecture – Rich Pyne

Dynamic Thinking in the Scottish Winter Mountains

Presented by Rich Pyne

Rich Pyne Icy BeardRich Pyne presents the final lecture in the 2016 series. .

About the lecture:

Rich believes that winter is a fantastic time of year in the Scottish winter mountains. However, beauty can kill, and a flexible approach to your day out is needed. Rich will provide an understanding of the dyanmic decisions and thought processes that go on throughout the day.

Clachaig’s lectures are informal by design, and will hopefully be as entertaining as they are educational. For 2016 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 Mammut UK and sales support on the evening will be provided by Nevisport. Please give them your support and encouragement so that the lecture series can continue to be provided free at the point of delivery.

About Rich:

Rich Pyne - Mountain Leader

Rich has a strong background in the UK Mountains, having lived and worked in the Lake District and guided and instructed in the Scottish Highlands. He describes himself as being a hillwalker ever since he can remember, which progressed to scrambling, then rock climbing,  finally taking to winter mountaineering.

He has a  broad wealth of outdoor and instructing experience gained over the years with interests including kayaking and caving, and was also a member of Kendal Mountain Rescue Team.

Rich is also the Founder of The Real 3 Peaks Challenge, which involves the simultaeneous cleaning of our 3 National Peaks…Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon.

Rich has lived in the local area for the last 3 years and is an Independent Mountain Skills Instructor and runs his own guiding business, Rich Mountain Experiences.


About the lecture series:

MammutNow in the 31st year, the Clachaig Winter Mountain Safety Lecture series is the longest running safety iniative 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…

Please buy a ticket for The Big Winter Raffle.  Tickets on sale on the night and throughout February at Clachaig.

At a glance

  • From: 23rd February 2016 08:00 pm
  • To: 23rd February 2016 10:00 pm
  • At: Clachaig Inn Boots Bar

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