Your Instructor: Phil is actively involved in the outdoors having lived and worked in the area all his life. Employed as the first Ranger covering the whole of the Kincardine and Deeside area he went on to be the first Ranger employed by the NTS on their Mar Lodge Estate and has over twenty years experience in rangering throughout Britain, as a volunteer, and over fifteen years in the Cairngorms. Keen to encourage others to learn the basics for enjoying themselves safely in the outdoors a number of courses are offered. A proactive approach to safety allows him to network qualified leaders for all outdoor activities.

A qualified Mountain Leader, he has active involvement in Mountain Rescue in the Deeside area since 1985. A Senior First Aid Instructor for Mountain Medicine, First Aid Matters, Aberdeen First Aid School and the British Red Cross he has been involved in First Aid since 1976. Practical experience includes attendance at A&E Dept, ARI and working with the Scottish Ambulance Service. EMT trained he has also completed ACLS and ATLS courses at Medical School, Aberdeen. Training of First Aid response teams for the offshore industry has seen Phil travel worldwide. He is an Associate Member of British Association for Immediate Care (BASICS).

Having been involved with expeditions to Norway, Iceland, Greenland and the Himalayas he has a considerable amount of outdoor experience in remote, hostile environments.

With an increasing number of accidents occurring in the Scottish Mountains during summer and winter, Braemar Mountaincraft offer a number of courses and guiding service to let the novice build up skills and self confidence or the experienced learn or brush up on new techniques. Work can be undertaken with groups or individually.

A number of courses are offered and details of these are given below but remember we are a very approachable company that will discuss any request you may have. Accommodation can be organised and can range from Bunkhouse through to Outdoor Centres. Have a look at our links.

Course Name Details Cost

Outdoor First Aid Training and Navigation (2 day)

Our most popular course this gives a base of competence to any hill walker or outdoor user. The Navigation starts from assuming no or very little knowledge and covers:- Map Scales, Setting a Map, Relating Map to Ground/Ground to Map and Grid References before using a compass to set and follow a bearing. Pacing and timing are used throughout the course.

The First Aid Element is a One Day Emergency Course. Topics covered include:- Accident Procedure, Unconscious Casualty, Resuscitation, Shock, Blood Loss, Fractures, Hypothermia, Record keeping and First Aid Equipment.

Throughout the course a combination of video, theory and practical work is used. Practical work is done in small groups and will include outdoor scenarios for the First Aid.

On successful completion of the First Aid Course, based upon continual assessment, a certificate valid for three years will be issued. All course material will be provided but students should come prepared for walking in the outdoors. Details of map(s) required will given when venue has been decided.

Course Fee per individual: £100.00 (Group rate negotiable).

Dont Get Lost - An Introduction to Navigation

This most popular course this gives a base of competence to any hill walker or outdoor user. The Navigation starts from assuming no or very little knowledge and covers:- Map Scales, Setting a Map, Relating Map to Ground/Ground to Map and Grid References before using a compass to set and follow a bearing. Pacing and timing are used throughout the course.
At the end of the day you should feel confident in identifying features on the map and relate them to the ground. Some time should be spent building on these skills before moving onto our Advanced Course.

Course Fee per individual: £50.00 (Group rate negotiable)

Advanced Navigation This course lets you build upon "Don't Get Lost" or your previous experience. Resectioning, Angle of Slope, Micro-Navigation along with pacing and timing are shown and worked on. More remote ground will be used but doesn't mean climbing steep slopes!! Course Fee per individual: £50.00 (Group rate negotiable)

Basic Winter Skills Every year the media carries stories of "missing or ill-prepared walkers" during the winter months. This one day course covers: Navigation, Avalanche Awareness, use of the ice axe for security, step cutting and arresting a fall. An ideal opportunity for the summer walker to learn new skills that could allow walking all year round and not become another statistic. Course Fee per individual: £50.00 (Group rate negotiable)

Winter Skills Weekend A two day, intensive practical course that covers: Navigation, Avalanche Awareness, use of the ice axe for security, step cutting and arresting a fall, use of crampons, snow shelters. Winter conditions in the Cairngorms can be wild and venues may be changed due to conditions. Course Fee per individual: £150.00 (Group rate negotiable)

Bespoke - What You Want Braemar Mountaincraft prides itself on offering a flexible approach to all our clients. We are willing to discuss any requirement you may have along with associated cost.  

 

 

 

Contact: Phil Glennie, Cairn Leuchan, Abergeldie, Ballater. AB35 5SY
Tel : 013397 42075(24 hrs), 07780 933903(mob),

E-mail: phil@braemarmountaincraft.com