Safety & skills

The safety and skills area of the website contains information on the skills needed for ski touring, how you can develop these further and on keeping safe whilst ski touring. The information is organised by subject area, and consists of original articles and links to other websites.

  • Basic Ski Touring Skills - Information on the basic skills needed for ski touring including introductory books and DVDs, Crevasse Rescue, Skinning etc.
  • Avalanche Awareness - Information on avalanche awareness, transceivers and avalanche rescue techniques.
  • First Aid - Information on first aid books and skills.
  • Awards - Grants for expeditions and to encourage younger people (under 35) to develop in the sport
  • Leader Development Programme - Growing new club tour leaders (members only)
  • Leading Tours - Information for Club Tour Leaders and others wishing to lead ski tours.
  • Leading meets in Scotland - guidance for running a successful Club meet in Scotland.
  • Training videos & resources - webinar videos covering medical issues, avalanche awareness and ski touring.