Whether you enjoy hill walking, climbing, mountaineering, snowsports touring or just love the Scottish hills, join us to get the most out of it and support our campaigns on behalf of you and the places and activities we all enjoy.
Mountaineering Scotland is a not for profit membership organisation, working to protect mountain landscapes, safeguard access rights, encourage conservation, promote participation, mountain safety, self reliance and development of the skills you need to enjoy Scotland's mountains, crags and climbing walls.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic our offices at The Granary in Perth are currently closed and staff have moved to remote working arrangements. We continue to work on behalf of our members and you can contact us by email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
To ensure we are providing the best advice and support to our members that we can as the situation evolves, we aim to continue issuing monthly members' e-zines and our quarterly Scottish Mountaineer magazine and will post regular updates on social media:
Read our latest information on how the coronavirus outbreak impacts on all our activities.
Mountaineering Scotland and ClimbScotland run a number of events, including safety and skills courses in the mountain and climbing competitions indoors. Some of these have been affected by measures to deal with the pandemic.
You can also read advice on how your own activities are affected.
This page will be reviewed daily and updated as required.
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!
Are you ready for winter? Get the most out of our most dramatic season in the hills by ensuring you have the right gear and your skills are up to scratch, with great advice and tips from our experts.
A letter from the President and the CEO to members of Mountaineering Scotland
Keep up with the latest photos from our International Scottish Winter Climbing Meet, as almost 60 international guests and UK hosts spend a week sampling a mix of classics, modern test pieces and even new routes - aiming for the most fun and challenge possible out of a week of Scottish winter.
Daily reports from Simon Richardson's Scottishwinter blog:
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.