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Courses and events calendar

We offer a wide range of great 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.

Please note: 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.

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

FULLY BOOKED

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First aid course

Five hours of intensive training in techniques for navigating in poor visibility and darkness. This course is designed to 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 in the event of being caught out by short daylight hours.

Venue: Campsie Fells

CANCELLED - With the current COVID guidance in place along with updates and new regulations coming in to affect, we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel the night navigation courses. 

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Night navigation course

Five hours of intensive training in techniques for navigating in poor visibility and darkness. This course is designed to 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 in the event of being caught out by short daylight hours.

Venue: Campsie Fells

CANCELLED - With the current COVID guidance in place along with updates and new regulations coming in to affect, we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel the night navigation courses. 

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Night navigation course

Five hours of intensive training in techniques for navigating in poor visibility and darkness. This course is designed to 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 in the event of being caught out by short daylight hours.

Venue: Campsie Fells

CANCELLED - With the current COVID guidance in place along with updates and new regulations coming in to affect, we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel the night navigation courses. 

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Night navigation course

November 2020

Five hours of intensive training in techniques for navigating in poor visibility and darkness. This course is designed to 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 in the event of being caught out by short daylight hours.

Venue:Pentland Hills

CANCELLED - With the current COVID guidance in place along with updates and new regulations coming in to affect, we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel the night navigation courses. 

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Night navigation course

Five hours of intensive training in techniques for navigating in poor visibility and darkness. This course is designed to 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 in the event of being caught out by short daylight hours.

Venue: Pentland Hills

CANCELLED - With the current COVID guidance in place along with updates and new regulations coming in to affect, we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel the night navigation courses. 

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Night navigation course

Five hours of intensive training in techniques for navigating in poor visibility and darkness. This course is designed to 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 in the event of being caught out by short daylight hours.

Venue: Pentland Hills

CANCELLED - With the current COVID guidance in place along with updates and new regulations coming in to affect, we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel the night navigation courses. 

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Night 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: Arrochar

FULLY BOOKED - please contact us for waiting list

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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: Arrochar

FULLY BOOKED - please contact us for waiting list

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Hill navigation course

Mountaineering Scotland Annual General Meeting and Extraordinary General Meeting.

Venue: Online


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AGM & EGM

December 2020

Covering the essential skills of walking with an axe and crampons, ice axe self- arrest, navigation, winter safety, avalanche avoidance and much more. For people who regularly climb hills/mountains who wish to take it to the next level.

Venue: Cairngorms

FULLY BOOKED - please contact us for waiting list

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Winter skills course

January 2021

Covering the essential skills of walking with an axe and crampons, ice axe self- arrest, navigation, winter safety, avalanche avoidance and much more. For people who regularly climb hills/mountains.

Venue: Cairngorms

FULLY BOOKED - please contact us for waiting list

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Winter skills course

Covering the essential skills of walking with an axe and crampons, ice axe self- arrest, navigation, winter safety, avalanche avoidance and much more. For people who regularly climb hills/mountains who wish to take it to the next level.

Venue: Cairngorms

FULLY BOOKED - please contact us for waiting list

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Winter skills course

Covering the essential skills of walking with an axe and crampons, ice axe self- arrest, navigation, winter safety, avalanche avoidance and much more. For people who regularly climb hills/mountains.

Venue: Cairngorms


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Winter skills course

Nine hours of intensive winter navigation training with particular consideration to avoidance of avalanche-prone slopes and cornice features. Techniques will include timing, pacing, walking on bearings, aiming off, boxing away from cornice edges, attack points and much more. We will  ‘walk into the dark' and experience the challenges of night navigation.

Venue: Cairngorms

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Winter navigation course

Covering the essential skills of walking with an axe and crampons, ice axe self- arrest, navigation, winter safety, avalanche avoidance and much more. For people who regularly climb hills/mountains who wish to take it to the next level.

Venue: Cairngorms

FULLY BOOKED - please contact us for waiting list

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Winter skills course

For Scottish university and college students, this training weekend will give participants a strong grounding in a range of essential skills for venturing into Scotland's mountains in winter that they can build upon in the future and share with fellow club members.

Venue: Cairngorms


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Students winter skills weekend

Covering the essential skills of walking with an axe and crampons, ice axe self- arrest, navigation, winter safety, avalanche avoidance and much more. For people who regularly climb hills/mountains.

Venue: Cairngorms


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Winter skills course

Nine hours of intensive winter navigation training with particular consideration to avoidance of avalanche-prone slopes and cornice features. Techniques will include timing, pacing, walking on bearings, aiming off, boxing away from cornice edges, attack points and much more. We will  ‘walk into the dark' and experience the challenges of night navigation.

Venue: Cairngorms

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Winter navigation course

Covering the essential skills of walking with an axe and crampons, ice axe self- arrest, navigation, winter safety, avalanche avoidance and much more. For people who regularly climb hills/mountains.

Venue: Cairngorms


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Winter skills course

Nine hours of intensive winter navigation training with particular consideration to avoidance of avalanche-prone slopes and cornice features. Techniques will include timing, pacing, walking on bearings, aiming off, boxing away from cornice edges, attack points and much more. We will  ‘walk into the dark' and experience the challenges of night navigation.

Venue: Cairngorms

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Winter navigation course

February 2021

For Scottish university and college students who already have both winter skills and some rock climbing experience, who want to move into winter climbing. The aim of the weekend is to provide a solid foundation in core winter climbing skills to enable students to operate competently, safely and independently in a Scottish winter climbing environment

Venue: Cairngorms

FULLY BOOKED - please contact us for waiting list

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Avalanche awareness course

This course is designed 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: Cairngorms

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Avalanche awareness course

This course is designed 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: Cairngorms

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Avalanche awareness course

Aimed at members of snowsports touring clubs affiliated to Mountaineering Scotland, and who either aspire to, or are already taking the lead role on club trips. Suitable for snowsports tourers who have a good level of hill and ski fitness and who are confident on moderate slopes off-piste.

Venue: Cairngorms

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Snowsports touring course