Dates: 28th Dec 2019 – 4th Jan 2020
This year the AMC is a 6 day long course held at Lochearnhead Scout Station, Hertfordshire Scouts Activity Centre in the Central Highlands of Scotland. The course is open to those who are 16+ with relevant hill walking experience, eg a recommendation from IMC or personal experience covering route planning, safety, wild country camping and navigation. Applicants will need to be able to look after themselves and to have a good level of personal fitness to cope with the potentially adverse weather conditions. The course takes place over the New Year period which can mean very cold through to very wet weather and thus involves a strong element of self-reliance and survival! The week is also a lot of fun and we don’t forget to celebrate the New Year.
The course consists of 3 full days on the hill and a 3 day expedition (weather dependent), during which instruction is given and practical experience is gained. The content will cover planning/safety, navigation and winter wild country camping. Specific winter skills such as the use of ice axes and crampons and avalanche awareness will also be covered, the practical content of these will however, depend on the exact weather and snow conditions prevailing. The course is very practical in nature so you will develop your existing skills and practice your new ones.
You will be leaving early am on 28 December 2019 and returning by early evening on 4 January 2020.
Please Note: All correspondence in relation to the course will be via email, so please ensure on your application form you provide us with an email address that is regularly monitored.
Lochearnhead Scout Station