With stunning landscapes and the most enlightened access laws in the world, Scotland is a unique and special place for mountain adventures, whether you enjoy hill walking, climbing, mountaineering, ski touring or just love the Scottish hills. We are here to help you get the most out of it and campaign on behalf of the places and activities we cherish.
Discover the benefits of being a Mountaineering Scotland member and sign up easily and quickly online. Become part of the biggest community of hill walkers, climbers and mountaineers in Scotland and support our work.
Whether you are just getting started or an experienced mountaineer, check out our definitive advice, tips and affordable training courses to equip you with confidence and knowledge for enjoying Scotland's mountains.
We are passionate about protecting Scotland's unique mountain landscapes from insensitive and industrial-scale development. We also stand up for your rights to walk, climb and camp, responsibly.
Very few of us would like to think our enjoyment could lead to disturbance or distress for birds but in the breeding and nesting season, this is a real risk.
Read up-to-date information on known or likely nesting sites on Scotland's most popular climbing crags, and plan ahead to avoid these locations as required.
And read more about avoiding disturbing birds, whether crag or ground nesting.
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!
Navigation is just one of the essential skills you can learn about in our Skills section, to increase safety, confidence and enjoyment in the hills.