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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.

August 2019

This course is ideal for novice climbing club members, students, parents and individuals who may have had the odd taster of climbing outdoors and wish to gain key safety skills. To take advantage of what is on offer you will need to have been climbing indoors a few times already. You will need to be able to put on and adjust a harness, tie in to the rope and belay a climbing partner. These courses are for people aged 18 or older.

Venue: Edinburgh area

FULLY BOOKED

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Ready to Rock

This two day course builds upon the Physical Training for Climbing 1 workshop with the content of this second workshop exploring appropriate (and inappropriate) training methods, the training methods and design of customisable training programmes and the physiology of climbing.

Venue: Edinburgh

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Physical training for climbing

This course is ideal for novice climbing club members, students, parents and individuals who may have had the odd taster of climbing outdoors and wish to gain key safety skills. To take advantage of what is on offer you will need to have been climbing indoors a few times already. You will need to be able to put on and adjust a harness, tie in to the rope and belay a climbing partner. These courses are for people aged 18 or older.

Venue: Fort William area

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Ready to Rock

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

FULLY BOOKED

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Scrambling

This course is ideal for novice climbing club members, students, parents and individuals who may have had the odd taster of climbing outdoors and wish to gain key safety skills. To take advantage of what is on offer you will need to have been climbing indoors a few times already. You will need to be able to put on and adjust a harness, tie in to the rope and belay a climbing partner. These courses are for people aged 18 or older.

Venue: Glasgow area

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Ready to Rock

September 2019

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

FULLY BOOKED

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Navigation

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

FULLY BOOKED

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Navigation

This course is ideal for novice climbing club members, students, parents and individuals who may have had the odd taster of climbing outdoors and wish to gain key safety skills. To take advantage of what is on offer you will need to have been climbing indoors a few times already. You will need to be able to put on and adjust a harness, tie in to the rope and belay a climbing partner. These courses are for people aged 18 or older.

Venue: Glasgow area

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Ready to Rock

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.

Venue: Mill Cottage, Feshiebridge

FULLY BOOKED

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Navigation

October 2019

This course is ideal for novice climbing club members, students, parents and individuals who may have had the odd taster of climbing outdoors and wish to gain key safety skills. To take advantage of what is on offer you will need to have been climbing indoors a few times already. You will need to be able to put on and adjust a harness, tie in to the rope and belay a climbing partner. These courses are for people aged 18 or older.

Venue: Fort William area

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Ready to Rock

This one-day workshop looks at the very basics of climbing, focusing on balance and movement and the key principles of the sport.

Venue: TCA Newsroom, Glasgow

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Fundamentals of climbing 1

This one-day workshop looks at the very basics of climbing, focusing on balance and movement and the key principles of the sport.

Venue: Eden Rock, Loanhead

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Fundamentals of climbing 1

This weekend 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.

Venue: Glen Clova

FULLY BOOKED

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Navigation

This one-day workshop looks at the very basics of climbing, focusing on balance and movement and the key principles of the sport.

This workshop is provided by Glenmore Lodge

Venue: Glenmore Lodge

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Fundamentals of climbing 1

This one-day workshop investigates in greater detail many of the most basic sport-specific techniques (movements), building on the key movements in Fundamentals of climbing 1 and developing them from the off-vertical (slab) medium to vertical and overhanging medium.

This workshop provided by Glenmore Lodge

Venue: Glenmore Lodge

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Fundamentals of climbing 2

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.

This workshop provided by Glenmore Lodge

Venue: Perth College UHI

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Fundamentals of climbing 3

Our first aid course is aimed at equipping participants with the knowledge and practical skills to deal with an unexpected emergency in the great outdoors.

Venue: Mill Cottage, Glen Feshie

FULLY BOOKED

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First Aid

This one-day workshop looks at the very basics of climbing, focusing on balance and movement and the key principles of the sport.

Venue: Glasgow Climbing Centre

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Fundamentals of climbing 1

Build on your foundation of daylight navigation skills giving you strategies to cope with navigating in bad weather and to be able to safely navigate off the hill safely with intensive training in techniques for navigating in poor visibility and darkness.

Venue: Pentland Hills, Edinburgh

FULLY BOOKED

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Night navigation course

Build on your foundation of daylight navigation skills giving you strategies to cope with navigating in bad weather and to be able to safely navigate off the hill safely with intensive training in techniques for navigating in poor visibility and darkness.

Venue: Pentland Hills, Edinburgh

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Night navigation course

Build on your foundation of daylight navigation skills giving you strategies to cope with navigating in bad weather and to be able to safely navigate off the hill safely with intensive training in techniques for navigating in poor visibility and darkness.

Venue: Pentland Hills, Edinburgh

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Night navigation course

November 2019

This one-day workshop investigates in greater detail many of the most basic sport-specific techniques (movements), building on the key movements in Fundamentals of climbing 1 and developing them from the off-vertical (slab) medium to vertical and overhanging medium.

Venue: Inverness

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Fundamentals of climbing 2

This training weekend is an ideal opportunity for university and college club members of all abilities to increase theiur skill levels - and to help those with a position of responsibility in the club to expand and consolidate their knowledge and improve their confidence in their roles.

Venue: Glenmore Lodge, Aviemore

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SMART student weekend

Build on your foundation of daylight navigation skills giving you strategies to cope with navigating in bad weather and to be able to safely navigate off the hill safely with intensive training in techniques for navigating in poor visibility and darkness.

Venue: Drymen, Campsie Fells

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Night navigation course

Build on your foundation of daylight navigation skills giving you strategies to cope with navigating in bad weather and to be able to safely navigate off the hill safely with intensive training in techniques for navigating in poor visibility and darkness.

Venue: Drymen, Campsie Fells

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Night navigation course

Build on your foundation of daylight navigation skills giving you strategies to cope with navigating in bad weather and to be able to safely navigate off the hill safely with intensive training in techniques for navigating in poor visibility and darkness.

Venue: Drymen, Campsie Fells

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Night navigation course

In this one-day workshop you will gaing an understanding of the skills and techniques used to develop a climber's physical abilities through physical training.

Venue: Transition Extreme, Aberdeen

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Physical training for climbing 1

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: Perth College UHI

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Fundamentals of climbing 3

Delivered by Heather Morning, our Mountain Safety Advisor.  Heather will draw on her in-depth knowledge of the Scottish mountains and combine this with the wide range of meteorological information available to us via the internet. Run on a workshop style basis with the opportunity to learn, interspersed with practical exercises.

Venue: Edinburgh

FULLY BOOKED

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Understanding the weather

Delivered by Heather Morning, our Mountain Safety Advisor.  Heather will draw on her in-depth knowledge of the Scottish mountains and combine this with the wide range of meteorological information available to us via the internet. Run on a workshop style basis with the opportunity to learn, interspersed with practical exercises.

Venue: Edinburgh

FULLY BOOKED

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Understanding the weather

More information to follow.

Venue: Glenmore Lodge, Aviemore

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Understanding the weather

This one-day workshop investigates in greater detail many of the most basic sport-specific techniques (movements), building on the key movements in Fundamentals of climbing 1 and developing them from the off-vertical (slab) medium to vertical and overhanging medium.

Venue: Eden Rock, Loanhead

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Fundamentals of climbing 2

December 2019

This one-day workshop investigates in greater detail many of the most basic sport-specific techniques (movements), building on the key movements in Fundamentals of climbing 1 and developing them from the off-vertical (slab) medium to vertical and overhanging medium.

Venue: TCA Newsroom, Glasgow

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Fundamentals of climbing 2

This one-day workshop investigates in greater detail many of the most basic sport-specific techniques (movements), building on the key movements in Fundamentals of climbing 1 and developing them from the off-vertical (slab) medium to vertical and overhanging medium.

Venue: Avertical World, Dundee

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Fundamentals of climbing 2

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: Eden Rock, Loanhead

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Fundamentals of climbing 3

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

Venue: Mill Cottage in Glen Feshie

FULLY BOOKED

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Winter skills

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

Venue: Aviemore

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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

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Winter skills

January 2020

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

Venue: Mill Cottage in Glen Feshie

FULLY BOOKED

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Winter skills

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

Venue: Mill Cottage in Glen Feshie

FULLY BOOKED

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Winter skills

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

Venue: Aviemore

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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

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Winter skills

This training weekend will give participants a good grounding in a range of essential skills for venturing into Scotland's mountains in winter. The course includes route planning, navigation, winter safety, avalanche avoiudance, walking with ice axe and crampons, ice axe self-arrest and more.

Venue: Glenmore Lodge, Aviemore

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Student winter skills weekend

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Student winter climbing weekend

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

Venue: Cairngorms

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Snowsports touring course