Read our guidance for keeping your smartphone working for you when you're out in the hills.
Mountaineering Scotland's course calendar for 2023 is now live and open for bookings.
Help us plant 1000 trees at the Trees for Life Dundreggan hillside estate in Glenmoriston.
Bag a free gift for new members plus some great member benefits and offers!
As a member, you can save money with some amazing discounts and offers on outdoor gear, accommodation, mapping and other useful services. You can also 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.
Give someone a gift that lasts all year! Gift membership is the perfect present for the hill-walker, climber or backcountry skier in your life.
Individual, joint, family and youth membership available, with a free gift and many great offers and members benefits that will save them money and keep them up to date with all the latest news and safety info to help them enjoy their time on the hills this coming year.
We are looking for three new voluntary board members to replace current directors who are stepping down at the next annual general meeting in November 2023.
The posts available are:
The board will be undertaking a selection process to identify a preferred candidate for nomination at the AGM in November and is inviting expressions of interest which should be submitted by close of business on Friday the 26th of May 2023.
In partnership with The Outdoor Access Trust for Scotland (OATS), Mountaineering Scotland is launching a new upland path campaign in spring 2023, beginning with a project to address the decades of erosion on An Teallach, one of our most iconic mountains.
'It's Up to Us' aims to develop a sustainable long-term funding model that will change the perceptions of the public, Government and agencies, to ensure that hill path repair and habitat restoration is recognised for its social, economic and environmental benefits.
Photo credit: Outdoor Access Trust for Scotland
A look back at what the Mountaineering Scotland team got up to during April.
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.
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.
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.
Mountaineering Scotland's strategy for 2022-25 outlines the vision and values of our organisation and the outcomes we hope to achieve over the next three years.
Shaped in consultation with members, staff, key partner organisations and the wider mountaineering community, the strategy centres on four strategic pillars:
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