Winter Mountain Safety Lecture – Graham Moss

Effective decision making in avalanche terrain

Rab - The Mountain People

Presented by Graham Moss

Arisaig based Graham Moss UIMLA, WML, MBL presents the fourth and final lecture in the 2020 series of Clachaig’s Winter Mountain Safety Lectures.

About the lecture:

Decision making in the winter mountains can be a difficult and complex process. The Be Avalanche Aware initiative provides a robust framework for good decision making in avalanche terrain. This lecture will introduce the Be Avalanche Aware process and help you establish good patterns of behaviour for the future

Clachaig’s lectures are informal by design, and will hopefully be as entertaining as they are educational. For 2020 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 Graham:

Graham has been an avalanche forecaster for the Scottish Avalanche Information Service since its creation in 1989. Currently the senior forecaster for the Lochaber region, he oversees a forecaster team that provides avalanche hazard information for Ben Nevis and the surrounding area. An expert in snow dynamics with in depth knowledge of the complexity and challenges that the Scottish snowpack presents. Graham was instrumental in the development of the Be Avalanche Aware initiative and the BAA app. He also delivers advanced SAIS avalanche training to MIC’s and others for their professional development via the Chris Walker Trust and, is an SAIS Instructor with the SAIS Avalanche Forecaster Training programme.


About the Lecture Series


Now in the 35th 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 2020 season.


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


There are some great prizes from Rab and a range of other local and connected businesses. Read more about The Big Winter Raffle.


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

Supported by Nevisport Fort William

At a glance

  • From: 25th February 2020 08:00 pm
  • To: 25th February 2020 10:00 pm
  • At: Clachaig, Boots Bar

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