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Special offer: 10% off for new members 

Join Mountaineering Scotland this weekend and save money with 10% off your first year of membership and receive a free gift! 

As a member, you can save even more with some fantastic discounts and offers on outdoor gear, accommodation and more, improve your skills with our range of mountain safety and climbing courses, and keep up to date with all the latest news and stories in our regular emails and Scottish Mountaineer magazine. 

Offer valid until midnight Monday 8 August and applies to new individual (adult/youth) members only.

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Looking ahead: Our strategy 2022-25

Mountaineering Scotland strategic framework 2022-25

Mountaineering Scotland has now published the new strategy for 2022-25. Shaped in consultation with members, staff, key partner organisations and the wider mountaineering community, the strategy outlines the vision and values of our organisation and the outcomes we hope to achieve over the next three years.

There has been a desire to take a different approach to our strategy than in previous years, to make it more accessible, whilst ensuring that it meets the needs of Mountaineering Scotland and our partnership with sportscotland. Our new approach centres on four strategic pillars – Representing, Protecting, Inspiring and Developing. 

See the Strategic Framework here


Staff vacancies

Communications Officer vacancy

Closing date: 22nd August

We're looking for a Communications Officer as part of our Member Services & Communications Team. You will have an important and dynamic role in raising awareness and visibility of the work of Mountaineering Scotland, developing our digital channels and helping us deliver the aims and outcomes of our new strategy for 2022-25. You’ll achieve this by engaging with new audiences as well as existing members and clubs through social media, web, PR, print and email marketing.  

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Talent and Pathways Officer opportunity

Closing date: 22nd August

With climbing now an Olympic sport, we are seeking an enthusiastic and highly motived candidate for this new post to lead in developing and delivering a new Talent Pathway in Scotland, supporting our next generation of competitive climbers to achieve their potential.

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Get hiking with Sofa 2 Summit 

Sofa 2 Summit is a free online program to help you get the most out of hiking in the hills this  summer. 

If you want to start hiking in Scotland's hills and mountains, or need a refresher in some key skills after a break from hill walking, Sofa 2 Summit will take you through the basics and help you get where you want to go.

Register now to get started and let us help you get from sofa to summit!

Sign up here



Women's Ready to Rock courses are designed to help women progress from climbing indoors to learning the key skills to climb outdoors on real rock.

We offer a range of courses, from beginner through to sport and trad lead climbing, lead by experienced women instructors in partnership with the Association for Mountaineering Instructors (AMI), so that you can gain the confidence and skills you need to climb outdoors.

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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

Climbing

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

Mountaineering

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 Scotland’s mountains and climbing walls.

 

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