Discover backcountry skiing with Ellis Brigham

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This Tuesday the 23rd October join Salomon sponsored International Mountain Guide, photographer and author, Nigel Shepherd, for inspiration, skills and advice on taking your first steps away from the piste this winter. 

The talk will be held at Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7HA from 8.15pm to 9.30pm.

It is part of their Discover Backcountry season aimed at inspiring, instructing and encouraging those looking for new thrills and new skills.

Steve Wells of Ellis Brigham explains, “Backcountry skiing in Europe has seen tremendous growth over the last few seasons. The UK was initially a bit slower to follow this trend but the last two to three years have seen big increases in this sector. Boots have shown big double-digit growth, skis, bindings and accessories not far behind. It’s an exciting area of skiing to be involved in, with new technology and lots of knowledge to be gained. Skiers are hungry for information and looking for added adventure has fast become the norm.”

The evening will cover:

Introduction to backcountry – how do you make the transition from piste and side country: If you love side country the transition to wilder off piste and ski touring is almost inevitable.

Where should you go – backcountry location suggestions: The list is endless – Great Places to explore

What should you pack – top 10 must haves for any adventure – equipment, clothing, food etc: From Probes and Shovels to Peanut butter sandwiches – Sheps’ guide to the key kit – showing key pieces of kit from the selection that you have in-store

What should you do when you get to resort – what to look for in resort (registered guide etc): An overview of what to do before you head to the resort – checking forecasts, avalanche warnings etc, organising guides.

One lucky person will win a pair of the new must have backcountry bindings from Salomon, the S/Lab Shift, worth over £400.

Tickets cost £8 with all proceeds going to Scottish Mountain Rescue.

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