GLENMORE LODGE - SCOTLAND'S NATIONAL OUTDOOR TRAINING CENTRE

2014 sees the agreement between Glenmore Lodge and Ellis Brigham enter its second year. The partnership has been a huge success. More people than ever before have been introduced to Glenmore Lodge, giving them access to the best outdoor and adventure training in the UK.

Ellis Brigham staff and customers have also benefited hugely with staff having access to the expert advice and technical knowledge of the Glenmore Lodge instructional team. Over 50 staff members have also had the pleasure of attending training at Glenmore Lodge, enhancing their already high levels of customer service and adding to their product knowledge.

ABOUT GLENMORE LODGE
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 and instructor qualifications. 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.

PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE, HINTS AND TIPS
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

As the UK's leading outdoor training centre Glenmore Lodge employ some of the UK's most experienced and qualified instructors. To help give you access to their knowledge and as a taster of the level of detail and information that form part of their training courses they have published 200 You Tube clips.  Visit their page for tips
Click here to view the Glenmore Lodge You Tube Channel

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:

Intro Winter Skills – 2 Days

This introductory level course is designed to present you to a range of core skills that will enable you to enjoy and confidently move about the UK's mountains in winter conditions. The main topics covered include the selection and organisation of personal kit appropriate to winter hill walking, personal movement skills on snow including kicking steps and using the ice axe for walking, self-belay, cutting steps and self-arrest and use of crampons in ascent/descent, emergency procedures, avalanche awareness and safe route choice and the core techniques of winter navigation.

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Intro Winter SKills

Introduction to Winter Climbing - 2 Days

This course will allow you to develop a solid foundation in core winter climbing skills. The main topics covered include a recap of core winter skills such as using ice axe and crampons for approaching climbs, basic rope work (tying into multi point anchors) and belaying both leader and second, use of technical ice tools and crampons on a variety of mediums (rock, ice, snow, turf), coaching to develop personal climbing technique on ice and mixed ground, escaping from winter multi pitch climbs (including abseiling from a variety of anchors) to avalanche awareness and its implications for safe route choice.

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Intro Mountaineering

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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Introduction to Sport Climbing

Wild Wheels - 2 Days

Develop the basic skills that make mountain biking fun. Learn to control your bike - not the other way round. Includes climbing, descending, braking, balance, body position, riding simple obstacles, skills for a variety of trails and basic maintenance.

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Wild wheels mountain biking

Beginner Biathlon – 4 Days

A Glenmore Lodge exclusive! Get a good, fun feel for the incredible sport of biathlon. Learn prone and standing shooting at 50m targets and basic rollerskiing all delivered by Mike Dixon MBE BEM, Britain's most successful Biathlete, 6 x Olympian and Eurosport summariser. Course includes video analysis and general fitness instruction and is ideal for anyone looking for a new and very unique way to keep fit.

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beginner biathlon course

Introduction to Paddlesport Touring - 2 Days

Ideal for those keen to find out what canoeing and kayaking is all about. On the first day experiencing a range of touring boats to discover what suits you best alongside learning the simple skills to get up and paddling on one of our fantastic local lochs. You'll then have an opportunity to go for a journey on the second day. By the end of the course you will understand what equipment is available, how to safely use it and how to get out paddlesport touring.

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Wild wheels mountain biking

BASP Emergency First Aid - 2 Days

BASP are one of the UK’s leading providers of outdoor focused first aid courses.  The 2 day course run in conjunction with Glenmore Lodge is a must for anyone venturing into the outdoors.  This course is suitable for potential outdoor instructors, or enthusiasts and any person who has been awakened to the necessity of life saving skills in sudden illness or accidents. It provides a certificate valid for 3 years.

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BASP First Aid

Physical Preparation for the Committed Outdoor & Adventure Sports Enthusiast – 2 Days

Another unique course for Glenmore Lodge.  Train smarter rather than harder. Improve your appreciation of appropriate training, reduce the risks of injury, improve performance and ultimately your enjoyment of the great outdoors. Covers warm ups, the benefits of strength training for "core" balance, posture and control as well as guidelines for power, plyometrics, agility and stretching. Facilitated by John Coogans, full time Strength and Conditioning coach who provides support to Scotland's best athletes helping them perform on the world stage.

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