By becoming a member, you can support the work we do including our campaigns to maintain access rights, protect mountain landscapes and promote responsible behaviour to those heading to the hills, crags or climbing walls.
You'll also receive regular information, expert advice and have access toaffordable mountaineering skills courses plus many other member benefits including:
Every year Mountaineering Scotland invites people to put pen to paper – or fingers to keyboard – to put into writing their experience of the hills and mountains.
The Mountaineering Scotland Mountain Writing Competition is open to all, and entries can be fact or fiction, with categories for prose and poetry, just so long as the subject matter has a connection with any aspect of mountaineering, rock climbing, walking or ski mountaineering / ski-touring.
Sofa 2 Summit is a 7 week online program from Mountaineering Scotland to help you get the most out of hiking in the hills this spring and summer.
It's for people new to hiking who wants to explore Scotland's hills and mountains, or anyone who wants to learn a bit more or take a refresher after a break from hill walking during lockdown.
Register now to take part in Sofa 2 Summit - it will be taking a break for winter from 29th October!
Hill-walkers should gear up for the autumn – and get a torch
Find out about the latest changes to the COVID restrictions in Scotland and read our guidance for anyone going to walk, climb or ski in the Scottish hills on our dedicated Coronavirus page.
How to contact us
The Mountaineering Scotland staff team continue to work from home in accordance with the recommendations from the Scottish Government, but we hope to be back in the office soon! In the meantime, you can still contact us by email at email@example.com or our ClimbScotland team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Take action on the climate crisis by ensuring that a tree is planted in the Scottish Highlands for each trip you make for recreation.
Mountaineering Scotland, in partnership with the charity Trees for Life, are offering our members the opportunity to have a tree or trees planted on your behalf.
Each tree planted will help mitigate your recreational carbon footprint, and supports wildlife and biodiversity in Scotland’s mountains.
A donation of just £6 secures a tree of local stock in the highlands, storing away carbon for the rest of its natural lifespan. You can donate as an individual or club through the Mountaineering Scotland corporate grove.
As a member you will support our work and enjoy a range of member benefits including a free gift, insurance, quarterly magazine, great value mountain skills courses, discounts, offers and more.
For the second year we are running our #TakItHame anti-litter campaign, encouraging people to take their litter home and pick up any they find to help keep our hills and mountains clean.
Treat yourself or a friend to our branded beanies and windjammers and a range of other items like T-shirts, keyrings and TakItHame bags.
With 282 Munros, 221 Corbetts and many many more wild and beautiful hills and mountains to explore - what are you waiting for?! Check out our guide to starting out - from kit choice to venturing out with your kids.
We are Scotland's sports governing body for indoor climbing and whether you get your kicks at a climbing wall or prefer real rock outdoors, we have advice on where to go and how to progress.
For summer scrambling, winter adventures with ice-axe and crampons, or even skis, Scotland's mountains are a mountaineer's playground. Discover more and check out our advice on getting started.
Checking what the weather is going to do is an essential part of preparation for the hills. Click here for a direct link.
Not sure how to start out? Check these pages for excellent advice on how to head for the hills with confidence.
It's the mountain everyone wants to do. We give some valuable information on what you need to do to make your experience safe - and pleasurable!
River crossing - when you can't avoid it - is just one of the essential skills you can learn about in our Skills section, to increase safety, confidence and enjoyment in the hills.
ScotRock is the fortnightly podcast bringing climbers and mountaineers together to share some of their amazing stories.
Hosted by Calum and Robert from our ClimbScotland team, the podcasts take an often irreverent but always informed look at the people and the issues that matter in Scotland’s mountains and climbing walls.
Available on Podbean, Itunes, Google podcasts, Spotify and all other major podcast apps – just search for ScotRock