In 2015, St John Scotland funded a new mountain safety project developed jointly with the Mountaineering Council of Scotland, ensuring university students coming into the sport have the skills and knowledge to stay safe in treacherous Scottish hills during the winter months.
Mountaineering Safety Instructor, Nick Carter was appointed in 2015, and teaches students through university mountain clubs. After learning that students are considered ‘high risk’ in what is already a very dangerous sport, St John Scotland offered to fund this safety instructor post to prevent students from going into the hills unprepared, facing challenging conditions without appropriate training.
Inverness-based instructor Nick holds a Mountaineering Instructor Certificate, the highest qualification in the British Mountaineering Instructor scheme and has worked in both the National Mountain Centre for England and Wales and at Glenmore Lodge, the Scottish National Outdoor Training Centre.
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