Covid update 5th January 2021

Following the introduction of further restrictions by the Scottish Government on 5 January, the Club has suspended all trips and training events until further notice.

This is for 2 reasons: Firstly, although organised club ski touring trips is still permitted as a ‘non-contact outdoor sport’, the new regulations limit the group size to a household group plus only 1 other person. With group sizes limited to two persons, from a mountain-safety perspective, this is too small for a club trip. Additionally, although travel to outdoor exercise is still permitted within local authority areas (and up to 5 miles from the boundary), the Scottish Government guidance advises that all travel should be ‘local’, which again currently makes organised club trips impracticable to hold.

The Club appreciates how frustrating this is for us all, and greatly values the continuing support of our members. We will still be holding upcoming virtual talks on avalanche awareness, Mountain First Aid and Norwegian ski Touring and will be looking to see what other events we can hold online – ideas are welcome!

In the meantime, keep your skis waxed, enjoy the fact a great base for mid and late season skiing is being laid down, stay local, and stay safe.