Mountaineering Scotland is the national representative organisation for hill walkers, climbers and ski tourers in Scotland, with over 14,000 members.
By joining us, your membership supports the work we do on behalf of the mountaineering and indoor climbing community in Scotland, and our campaigns to maintain access rights, protect mountain landscapes and promote responsible behaviour by those heading to the hills, crags or climbing walls.
We also provide information, expert advice and affordable mountaineering skills courses for our members, plus a wide range of member benefits including £15m liability insurance, exclusive discounts and offers and our award winning members' magazine dedicated to all things walk, climb and ski in Scotland.
If you didn't make it along to any of the above, we will be sharing many of the videos on our YouTube channel.
Mountaineering Scotland and our partner organisations have launched the 2020 #ThinkWINTER campaign to encourage and help you to enjoy the Scottish hills and mountains safely and responsibly this winter, if you are able to access them under the current COVID restrictions.
The #ThinkWINTER campaign is now in its third year, and provides expert advice from a number of fields to help you get the most out of your winter adventures.
Mountaineering Scotland has teamed up with Scottish Mountain Rescue, Mountain Training, Glenmore Lodge, Snowsport Scotland and Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland to ensure a wide range of activities are covered and that the widest number of people can be reached.
Using traditional and social media, as well as working with outdoor retailers and brands and the tourism industry, the campaign will give access to free expert advice for outdoor activities including hill walking and mountaineering, back country skiing, hill-running and mountain biking.
The First Minister provided the Scottish Parliament with an update on COVID-19 and related restrictions on 23/02/2021: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Strategic Framework update - February 2021
Under the current Scottish Government COVID restrictions, the Mountaineering Scotland staff team will continue to work from home, but you can still contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or our ClimbScotland team at email@example.com
Want to learn more about your access rights and responsibilities? Ever wondered why the hills and mountains look they way they do? What is the impact of climate change? Watch this webinar again on our YouTube channel.
Thanks to everyone that joined us for this webinar. You can click the link below to watch again on our YouTube channel, and click here to read the answers to more of your questions that we weren't able to answer on the night.
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