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Membership - join us and support our work

Mountaineering Scotland is the national representative organisation for hill walkers, climbers and ski tourers in Scotland, with over 15,000 members.

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 to affordable mountaineering skills courses plus many other member benefits including:

  • £15m liability insurance
  • Exclusive discounts and offers
  • Subscription to Scottish Mountaineer magazine
  • Registration with Mountain Training
  • Access to BMC adventure travel insurance

Find out more about Mountaineering Scotland and what we do

Become a member today


Catch up with our recent winter safety and skills webinars, with Mountaineering Scotland Mountain Safety Adviser, Ben Gibson, and supported by Cotswold Outdoor.

The first webinar was aimed at beginners, who may be venturing out into the hills for the first time this winter, and the second aimed at more experienced hill-goers with the focus on decision making and avalanche awareness. Thanks to all that attended and made a donation - we raised just under £1,000 which will be donated to the Search and Rescue Dog Association Scotland (SARDA Scotland).

Upcoming talks:

  • Ben will be giving a winter skills talk at Tiso Outdoor Experience in Aviemore on 8 February 2022 - book your tickets here.

Snowsports touring is one of Scotlandís fastest growing mountain activities.

Many snowsports tourers set off on their adventures from managed ski areas. 

The snowsports touring access code has been developed with our partners and the endorsement of resort managers and users to raise awareness of tourersí access rights and responsibilities and help everyone enjoy their day out on the hill.

Read the snowsports touring code

Join us

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.

Tree a Trip - plant a tree for every trip you take to the hill, crag or climbing wall

Tree a trip

Take action on the climate crisis by ensuring that a tree is planted in the Scottish Highlands for each trip you make for recreation. A donation of just £6 secures a tree of local stock for a rewilding projects in the highlands.

Safety and skills courses

Mountaineering Scotland runs subsidised safety and skills courses that can help you improve your abilities and confidence, and get the most out of your mountaineering and hillwalking adventures.

Online shop

Treat yourself or a friend to our branded beanies and windjammers and a range of other items like T-shirts, keyrings and TakItHame bags.

Our activities 

Hill walkers enjoying the Scottish highlands

Hill walking

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.    

Indoor climber


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.

Mountaineering in Scotland


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.

Off to the hills

Mountain Weather Information Service

Checking what the weather is going to do is an essential part of preparation for the hills. Click here for a direct link.

Top tips for starting out hill walking

Not sure how to start out? Check these pages for excellent advice on how to head for the hills with confidence.

Climbing Ben Nevis: what you need to know 

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!

Essential skills: how to cross rivers - or not

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.

Member essentials

Climbers scrambling in Glen Coe. Scrambling course

What's on?

Check out our mountain skills courses, climbing comps, coaching workshops, talks & other events.

Climbing club members on the hill

Find a club near you

With over 150 clubs to choose from, you are sure to find people who share your interests. 

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Members Portal log-in

Head straight for our online members portal to join, renew your membership, book a course or amend your details. 

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Your discounts

Cover the cost of your membership with the savings you can make on gear, places to stay and much more.

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 Scotlandís mountains and climbing walls.


Available on Podbean, Itunes, Google podcasts, Spotify and all other major podcast apps Ė just search for ScotRock