Mountain safety scheme extended

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Mountaineering Scotland and St John Scotland have committed to extending their safety partnership, which has seen hundreds of students learn potentially lifesaving mountaineering skills.

Mountaineering Scotland has hosted the post of mountain safety instructor, which is funded by charity St John Scotland, since 2015. In that time, more than 340 young people from 12 university mountaineering, climbing and hillwalking clubs have received safety training led by experienced mountaineer Nick Carter.

Nick takes the courses in some of the country’s most challenging mountain terrain, including the An Teallach area, Cairngorms, Glencoe, Creag Meagaidh and Lochaber.

To enable more young people to learn how to keep themselves safe on the mountains, the partnership has been extended for a further two years.