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 regular members' magazine dedicated to all things walk, climb and ski in Scotland.
Find out how the Scottish Government timetable for easing Coronavirus restrictions affects walkers and climbers along with our COVID guidance for anyone going to walk, climb or ski in the Scottish hills on our dedicated Coronavirus page.
How to contact us
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
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 Scotlandís 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.
Heading to the hills this summer?If you're heading out to walk in the Scottish hills and mountains this summer, what do you need to think about as part of your planning, what clothing and footwear are suitable, and what decisions might you need to make on the day?
Mountain Safety Adviser Ben Gibson talks through his own experiences and some of his own mistakes to highlight the key points.
Want to get into rock climbing or wondering how to make the move from indoor to outdoor climbing? Stuart McAlesse, climbing instructor from the National Outdoor Centre Glenmore Lodge, outlines the basic skills and safety checklist in this webinar.
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 Scotlandís mountains and climbing walls.
Available on Podbean, Itunes, Google podcasts, Spotify and all other major podcast apps Ė just search for ScotRock