WOMEN'S WINTER FESTIVAL
12th - 14th March 2021
Empowering, encouraging and enthusing women to explore the mountains in winter
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Scottish Highlands in winter can be wild and intimidating, but they can also be awe-inspiring and magical.
With the right skills and knowledge, you can make these mountains your playground throughout the winter months.
We are teaming up with Abacus Mountain Guides to bring you a weekend of new experiences, new skills and a chance to push yourself physically and mentally in a safe, supportive environment.
Whether you are new to snowy mountains or an experienced winter climber looking to perfect your technique, the Women’s Winter Festival has something for you. Join us for a weekend of building confidence and having fun in a unique celebration of the great outdoors!
See below for details on all courses and workshops taking place as part of the inaugural Womens Winter Festival on 13th & 14th March 2021.
There is also an evening programme of inspirational speakers and winter safety tutorials.
Not sure it’s for you? – just drop us an email and find out.
Winter Trail Running
DATE: Sat, March 13, 2021
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM GMT
If you're a keen trail runner but feel vulnerable straying away from known routes in the winter months, then this is the event for you!
This taster-day covers the fundamentals of trail running through remote or upland terrain in winter, and is designed to give you the knowledge, skills and self-sufficiency to stay safe in challenging conditions.
Navigation Skills Refresher - Be Winter Ready
DATE: Sun, March 14, 2021
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM GMT
A one-day navigation course for women, refreshing the essential techniques and strategies necessary for navigating in the mountain environment - including in poor visibility and winter conditions.
Beginner to intermediate level.
DATE: Sunday 14th March, 09:00-12:30 PM GMT
Bullet-proof your descending skills with this collaborative workshop from Girls on Hills and chartered physiotherapists, Physio Effect.
Improving your downhill running will not only make you faster on race day, but will also reduce energy expenditure and aid recovery.