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Autumn offer - 25% off membership plus a free gift

Heading to the hills this autumn? 

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.

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Find out more about Mountaineering Scotland and what we do


COVID-19: Information for walkers and climbers

COVID-19 guidance for hill walkers and climbers in Scotland

Update 20/11/20

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.

Guidance for hill walker and climbers

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:  info@mountaineering.scot or info@climbscotland.net 

You can also still join us online and support the work we do on behalf of members, as well as making use of the many member benefits.

2020 Mountaineering Scotland AGM and EGM 

Mountaineering Scotland at 50

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:

More details and how to register

AGM and EGM agenda

How to vote

Watch our autumn skills for the hills Q&A session

Missed our autumn 'skills for the hills' Q&A session? 

Watch again on our YouTube channel

Heading to the Scottish hills this winter? Learn how to Think Winter!

Be prepared - moving into winter on the hills

Get ready and ThinkWINTER

Hamish MacInnes 1930-2020

News emerged today of the death at the weekend of Scottish mountaineering legend Hamish MacInnes. A brief outline of an outstanding life in the mountains.

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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.

#TakItHame

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.

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.

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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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Head straight for our online members portal to join, renew your membership, book a course or amend your details. 

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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 Scotland’s mountains and climbing walls.

 

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