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Get Into The Backcountry

Get Into The Backcountry
27 September 2018

Tuesday 23rd October
8:15 pm - 9:30pm
Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports
Covent Garden

Ellis Brigham and Salomon present 'Get Into The Backcountry' with International Mountain Guide, photographer and author Nigel Shepherd.

This unmissable evening is part of our Discover Backcountry season focusing on giving you the inspiration, skills and advice to take your first steps away from the pistes this winter.

Nigel Shepherd skiing

Nigel enjoying a tour last winter

The evening will cover:

Introduction to Backcountry – how do you make the transition from piste and side country

  • If you love side country the transition to wilder off piste and ski touring is almost inevitable.

Where should you go – Backcountry Location suggestions

  • The list is endless – Great Places to explore

What should you pack – Top 10 must haves for any adventure – Equipment, Clothing, food etc

  • From Probes and Shovels to Peanut butter sandwiches – Sheps’ guide to the key kit – showing key pieces of kit from the selection that you have in-store

What should you do when you get to resort – What to look for in resort (registered guide etc etc)

  • An overview of what to do before you head to the resort – checking forecasts, avalanche warnings etc, organising guides.

Nigel will share stories of his own experiences of Backcountry adventures and imagery; plus one lucky person will win a new Salomon SLAB Shift Binding on the night!

All proceed from tonight's event will go to Scottish Mountain Rescue to help support their work this winter.