Whether you are new to hill walking and climbing or have years of experience, join Mountaineering Scotland for mountain skills and safety information, expert advice and great value courses, plus a wide range of member benefits including insurance, member offers and our award winning members' magazine dedicated to all things walk, climb and ski in Scotland.
Your membership also supports the work we do representing hill walkers, climbers, winter mountaineers and ski tourers in Scotland, and our campaigns to protect access rights, mountain landscapes and promote responsible access to hills, crags and climbing walls.
Visit our dedicated web page where you can read guidance for hill walkers, climbers and clubs in Scotland. This will be refreshed regularly, so please check for updates.
Information on local lockdowns and other local COVID measures are in place and can be found on the Scottish Government website - these take precedence over the guidance issued by Mountaineering Scotland:
The Mountaineering Scotland main office at The Granary in Perth remains closed, however staff are continuing to work on behalf of our members, providing as normal a service as we can during this time while working remotely. Please contact us by email during this time: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
The 2020 Mountaineering Scotland AGM and EGM will take place on Saturday 21 November 2020 at 4.30pm, and are in a different in format this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and uncertainty about national and local restrictions.
Instead of the normal meeting and members gathering at one venue, we will be holding an online meeting which members are invited to register in advance to attend (see link below).
At the AGM members will be asked to approve the appointment of four new directors to the Board - read about the four director candidates here.
Members are also asked to approve some small changes to the articles of association at the EGM - more details here.
Further information for members:
Mountaineering Scotland members join international academics to produce scientific paper on the effect of the pandemic on mountaineering
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