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Join us this autumn for some great member benefits

Bag a free gift for new members plus some great money-saving offers

As a member, you can save money with some fantastic discounts and offers on outdoor gear, accommodation, mapping and other useful services, 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. 

Individual, joint, family and youth memberships available - why wait? Join us now.

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Winter skills talks - booking open!

ThinkWINTER - get ready for winter in the hills

Join Mountaineering Scotland's Ben Gibson on a journey into the winter mountains to find out how to plan for a great day out in winter.

Qualified mountaineering instructor Ben will share his own experiences (and mistakes!) as an active climber, walker, skier and hill runner with a focus on the crucial ingredients to enjoying quality and safe days out in the mountains in winter. 

Tickets £5 in advance:

  • Perth: Tiso Outdoor Experience 1 Dec 2022  - booking open
  • Aberdeen: Craigdon Mountain Sports 8 Dec 2022 - booking open
  • Fort William: Cotswold Outdoor 12 Dec 2022 - booking open
  • Glasgow West End: Cotswold Outdoor 15 Dec 2022 - booking open
  • Edinburgh: Craigdon Mountain Sports 1 Feb 2023 - booking opens soon
  • Aviemore: Tiso Outdoor Experience 2 Feb 2023 - booking opens soon

Photo: Tuomas Mutanen

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2022 Members Gathering and AGM

Mountaineering Scotland strategic framework 2022-25

The 2022 Mountaineering Scotland Members Gathering and AGM took place on Saturday 19th November at AK Bell Library in Perth.

Thanks to everyone who came along - either in-person or online - to our AGM on Saturday at the AK Bell Library here in Perth!

It was great to be able to see some of our members face-to-face again, and we were also delighted to meet some of our newer members in-person.

We're very happy to announce the appointment of two new directors: Andrew Walker (Communications & Member Services) and Pete Crane (Access & Conservation). We were delighted that Jo Dytch has agreed to stay on as Director for clubs and, following the vote, members have agreed that her term of office has been extended by two years in accordance with our articles of association.

Special thanks go to our two fantastic guest speakers: CEO Dougie Baird from Outdoor Access Trust for Scotland and volunteer member of the Arrochar Mountain Rescue Team, Ken Weatherstone.

Read about our most recent AGM

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 Ė Representing, Protecting, Inspiring and Developing. 

See the Strategic Framework here


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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.

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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 Scotlandís mountains and climbing walls.

 

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