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Courses and events calendar

We offer our members and clubs a wide range of fantastic value mountain skills courses and climbing coaching workshops, held in locations across Scotland. We also organise talks, lectures and other events during the year to help you grow your knowledge and meet other hill walkers, climbers and mountaineers. Check out the full schedule below and click for more information and prices.

Nb. We indicate whether courses are fully booked below, but please be aware this is not an automatic update, so the situation may change overnight. 

Course waiting lists

We operate a waiting list for all our fully-booked events to fill spaces that become available after cancellations. To be added to this list, please email us with your name, phone number and the dates of courses you are interested in.

January 2020

This course is for proficient winter hill walkers wishing to increase their knowledge of snow and avalanches, to learn which areas to avoid and to improve their understanding of reports and forecasts..

Venue: Mill Cottage in Glen Feshie

FULLY BOOKED

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Avalanche awareness course

This course is for proficient winter hill walkers wishing to increase their knowledge of snow and avalanches, to learn which areas to avoid and to improve their understanding of reports and forecasts..

Venue: Mill Cottage in Glen Feshie

ONE PLACE AVAILABLE

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Avalanche awareness course

Winter mountaineering essentials including walking with an axe and crampons, ice axe self-arrest, navigation, winter safety, avalanche avoidance and much more

Venue: Aviemore

FULLY BOOKED

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Winter skills

Nine hours of intensive winter navigation training with particular consideration to avoidance of avalanche-prone slopes and cornice features.

Venue: Aviemore

PLACES AVAILABLE

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Winter skills

February 2020

Winter mountaineering essentials including walking with an axe and crampons, ice axe self-arrest, navigation, winter safety, avalanche avoidance and much more

Venue: Aviemore

FULLY BOOKED

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Winter skills

Nine hours of intensive winter navigation training with particular consideration to avoidance of avalanche-prone slopes and cornice features.

Venue: Aviemore

FULLY BOOKED

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Winter skills

For students who already have winter skills and rock climbing experience and who want to move into winter climbing. It will include a recap of winter skills, rope work, use of technical ice tools, escaping from multi-pitch winter climbs, and avalanche awareness, as well as lead climbing if appropriate.

Venue: Northern Cairngorms

FULLY BOOKED

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Student winter climbing weekend

Our Mountain Safety Advisor Ian Stewart will share photos, videos, personal anecdotes and adventures, while equipping you with some essential skills for winter navigation, avalanche awareness, route choice, equipment, mountain weather and much more.

Venue: Tiso, Aviemore

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Winter safety lecture

For members of clubs affiliated to Mountaineering Scotland, and who either aspire to, or are already taking the lead on club trips.

Venue: Cairngorms

FULLY BOOKED

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Snowsports touring course

March 2020

This one-day workshop builds on the movement and technique content of F1 and F2 and combines the theory and the practical elements of those workshops being delivered in more challenging situations.

Venue: Transition Extreme, Aberdeen

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Fundamentals of climbing 3

This one-day workshop is for members interested in expanding their knowledge of mountain weather and how this relates to making the most of your adventures in the mountains.

Venue: Tillicoultry

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Mountain weather workshop

This one-day workshop is for members interested in expanding their knowledge of mountain weather and how this relates to making the most of your adventures in the mountains.

Venue: Tillicoultry

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Mountain weather workshop

April 2020

This course will give you a firm grounding in practical mountain navigation skills.  Suitable for people who enjoy days out on the hill, but would prefer to train on terrain that is not too physically demanding.

Venue: Pentland Hills

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Hill navigation course

This course will give you a firm grounding in practical mountain navigation skills.  Suitable for people who enjoy days out on the hill, but would prefer to train on terrain that is not too physically demanding.

Venue: Pentland Hills

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Hill navigation course

This courses goes a step further than the basic navigation skills to introduce valuable skills to members who regularly visit the summer mountains and who wish to develop their abilities to become safer and more proficient.  We also add yoga to the mix, with a qualified yoga instructor.

Venue: Glen Clova

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Mountain skills and yoga

May 2020

This course is aimed at equipping members with the knowledge and practical skills to deal with an unexpected emergency in the great outdoors.  Aspects covered will include casualty assessment, environmental issues, trauma, medical conditions, how to stabilise a situation whilst waiting for professional help to arrive and the technique of CPR.

Venue: Mill Cottage and Kincraig

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First aid course

June 2020

This course will give you a firm grounding in practical mountain navigation skills.  Aimed at our members who regularly ascend Munros (or equivalent).

Venue: Arrochar Alps

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Hill navigation course

This course will give you a firm grounding in practical mountain navigation skills.  Aimed at our members who regularly ascend Munros (or equivalent).

Venue: Arrochar Alps

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Hill navigation course

For people who regularly climb hills/mountains who wish to take it to the next level. This course will develop your confidence and technical skills to tackle scrambling-type terrain safely and efficiently.

Venue: Glencoe

FULLY BOOKED

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Scrambling course

For people who regularly climb hills/mountains who wish to take it to the next level. This course will develop your confidence and technical skills to tackle scrambling-type terrain safely and efficiently.

Venue: Glencoe

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Scrambling course

July 2020

This course will give you a firm grounding in practical navigation skills.  Suitable for people who are new to walking and would prefer a more relaxed approach.

Venue: Drymen


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Hill navigation course

This course will give you a firm grounding in practical mountain navigation skills.  Suitable for people who enjoy days out on the hill, but would prefer to train on terrain that is not too physically demanding.

Venue: Campsie Fells

Bookings open soon

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Hill navigation course

This course will give you a firm grounding in practical mountain navigation skills.  Suitable for people who enjoy days out on the hill, but would prefer to train on terrain that is not too physically demanding.

Venue: Ochils


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Hill navigation course

This course will give you a firm grounding in practical mountain navigation skills.  Suitable for people who enjoy days out on the hill, but would prefer to train on terrain that is not too physically demanding.

Venue: Ochils


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Hill navigation course

August 2020

September 2020

For people who regularly climb hills/mountains who wish to take it to the next level. This course will develop your confidence and technical skills to tackle scrambling-type terrain safely and efficiently.

Venue: Skye

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Scrambling course

This course will give you a firm grounding in practical mountain navigation skills.  Suitable for people who enjoy days out on the hill, but would prefer to train on terrain that is not too physically demanding.

Venue: Pentland Hills


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Hill navigation course

This course will give you a firm grounding in practical mountain navigation skills.  Suitable for people who enjoy days out on the hill, but would prefer to train on terrain that is not too physically demanding.

Venue: Pentland Hills


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Hill navigation course

This Mountain Training Scotland award is for members who are currently involved or keen to become involved in leading hill-walking parties in mountainous terrain in summer conditions. A two-day overnight camping expedition is part of this course. .

Venue: Mill Cottage, Feshiebridge

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Summer mountain leader course

October 2020

This course is aimed at equipping members with the knowledge and practical skills to deal with an unexpected emergency in the great outdoors.  Aspects covered will include casualty assessment, environmental issues, trauma, medical conditions, how to stabilise a situation whilst waiting for professional help to arrive and the technique of CPR.

Venue: Mill Cottage and Kincraig

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First aid course