BMC Winter Essentials 2006Do you want to be inspired and pick up some top tips from the experts? This series of educational and inspirational talks will be presented by IFMGA Mountain Guides Martin Moran and Mike ´Twid´ Turner.SPEAKERS Martin runs a busy guiding business based in the NW of Scotland and has written a number of very successful books on mountaineering.  Twid was until recently Head of Rock Climbing at Plas y Brenin (National Mountain Centre, North Wales) before leaving to concentrate on private guiding work.  Both have vast experience in the Scottish mountains over many years and will be sure to educate and inspire you to enjoy everything that the winter mountains can throw at you.CONTENT This series is aimed at making you aware of the skills you need to acquire to operate safely in a winter environment.  There will no doubt be a host of humorous tales from which you can glean valuable advice at someone else´s expense and thereby hopefully avoid making the same mistakes yourself.   As applicable to winter walkers as to winter climbers, topics covered will include:Equipment and clothingNavigationFootworkPlanningAvalanche awarenessBelays and much moreDATES & VENUES All talks start at 18:45 and finish at approximately 21:00 Monday 6 November – Liverpool Liverpool University http://www.liv.ac.uk/maps/precinctplan.pdf Tuesday 7 November – Oxford Oxford University http://www.physics.ox.ac.uk/contact/findus.htm Wednesday 8 November – London University College London http://www.ucl.ac.uk/UCL-Info/Maps/Middlesex.gif Thursday 9 November – Stoke-on-Trent Staffordshire University http://www.staffs.ac.uk/maps/ Monday 13 November – Kendal Brewery Arts Centre http://www.breweryarts.co.uk Tuesday 14 November – Sheffield University of Sheffield http://www.shef.ac.uk/union/info/findingus.html TICKETS Tickets will cost £5 per person for BMC members and £7 for non-members.  For advance group bookings of 10 or more tickets will be £3.50 per person.  Tickets will be available to purchase from the BMC in September 2006 so watch this space! FURTHER INFORMATION Please contact Becky McGovern at the BMC for further information tel: 0161 438 3302 / email: becky@thebmc.co.uk