For 2013 Ellis Brigham & Glenmore Lodge are proud to announce a partnership that aims to equip more people for the mountains through the provision of equipment, training and experience.
Glenmore Lodge is Scotland's National Outdoor Training Centre: their aim is to offer world class training in outdoor adventure sports, encouraging more people to enjoy the outdoors more often.
They offer courses from introductory level through to advanced an instructor qualification courses. Their instructors spend a lot of time training the future generation of instructors, coaches and leaders.
Courses offered range from rock climbing to kayaking, winter skills to ski mountaineering and biking to medical and rescue.
The most visible part of Glenmore Lodge's work is the delivery of instructional courses, a significant part of their work is in supporting the entire outdoor sector from schools, youth organisations and clubs as well as the wider adventure tourism industry.
Glenmore Lodge is situated at the heart of the Cairngorms National Park just 8 miles from Aviemore. The location provides immediate access to Britains most extensive and iconic high mountain range as well as the best rivers and lochs Scotland has to offer.
With their professional knowledge and expertise, Glenmore Lodge have provided a list of clothing and equipment tried, tested and approved by their instructors in the Scottish Mountains.
Click here to view the Glenmore Lodge Approved Kitlist
To find out more about the courses on offer visit www.glenmorelodge.org.uk or call them on 01479 861256
Here are a few of our favourite Glenmore Lodge courses:
Learn to Canyon – 2 Days
We believe this is the only 'learn to canyon' course in the UK. Develop your personal canyoning skills, enabling you to tackle lower graded canyons on your own. Perfect for those who have experienced a canyoning day and would like to be able to complete their own trips without hiring a guide.
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Hill Walking & Mountain Skills – 5 Days
Focuses on building navigation confidence and also covers hill walking equipment; emergency procedures such as river crossing and emergency bivouacs, and the importance of weather forecasting in the route planning process. Perfect if you've always followed someone else or been part of a group and are seeking to strike out on your own.
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Cuillin Ridge Traverse – 5+ Days
A guided scrambling experience, attempting a continuous traverse of the famous Cuillin Ridge on Skye. This is the UK's ultimate mountaineering expedition. The course includes lightweight bivvy techniques, route choice and scrambling techniques. Ideal for those with extensive scrambling experience, or have completed other classic traverses but are looking for the ultimate challenge.
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Introduction to Sport Climbing – 2 Days
Had enough of the indoor wall? Transfer your indoor skills onto real rock. We'll introduce you to all of the skills needed for sport climbing whilst ensuring you get to climb the maximum number of different routes. This course also forms an ideal stepping stone for those interested in eventually 'trad' leading.
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West Coast Classic Rock Climbing – 5+ Days
If you’ve dreamt of climbing the classic routes around Glen Coe, Ben Nevis and Garbh Bheinn, then this week will fulfil your ambitions. Perfect for anyone keen on ticking routes, including some great classics, with personal technique coaching as a secondary benefit. The week is based from the Langangarth Hut in Glencoe.
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Introduction to Sea Kayaking – 5 Days
We start using our pool and local loch before heading to the West Coast. Exploring the fantastic variety of coastal areas around Fort William our coaches will develop your paddling skills as well as looking at equipment, tidal route planning, navigation and emergency procedures. A truly magical first week of sea kayaking.
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Mountain Biking Expedition – 3 Days
How to plan, prepare and execute great multi-day trips anywhere you want. Everything from 'how to,' 'what to', and 'where to' are taught during a two night remote expedition. We can supply wild camping equipment as well as bike trailers for you to try out. This is all about getting out there and exploring.
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