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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 2021

Five hours of intensive training in techniques for navigating in poor visibility and darkness.

Venue: Campsie Fells

Fully booked - join the waiting list

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Night navigation course

Five hours of intensive training in techniques for navigating in poor visibility and darkness.

Venue: Campsie Fells

Fully booked - join the waiting list

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Night navigation course

Five hours of intensive training in techniques for navigating in poor visibility and darkness.

Venue: Campsie Fells

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Night navigation course

November 2021

Five hours of intensive training in techniques for navigating in poor visibility and darkness.

Venue: Pentland Hills

Fully booked - join the waiting list

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Night navigation course

Five hours of intensive training in techniques for navigating in poor visibility and darkness.

Venue: Pentland Hills

Fully booked - join the waiting list

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Night navigation course

Five hours of intensive training in techniques for navigating in poor visibility and darkness.

Venue: Pentland Hills

Fully booked - join the waiting list

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Night navigation course

Five hours of intensive training in techniques for navigating in poor visibility and darkness.

Venue: Ochil Hills, Dumyat

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Night navigation course

Five hours of intensive training in techniques for navigating in poor visibility and darkness.

Venue: Ochil Hills, Dumyat

Fully booked - Join the waiting list

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Night navigation course

Five hours of intensive training in techniques for navigating in poor visibility and darkness.

Venue: Ochil Hills, Dumyat

Fully booked - join the waiting list

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Night navigation course

For university and college club members of all abilities to increase their skill levels and to equip those in positions of responsibility. We also welcome members of student clubs who are new to hill walking, mountaineering or climbing, and wish to 'learn the ropes', setting a solid foundation of skills that they can build upon in the future and share with fellow club members.

Booking open

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SMART student weekend

December 2021

The essential skills of walking with an axe and crampons, ice axe self- arrest, navigation, winter safety, avalanche avoidance and much more

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Winter skills course

January 2022

The essential skills of walking with an axe and crampons, ice axe self- arrest, navigation, winter safety, avalanche avoidance and much more

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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.

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Winter navigation course

The essential skills of walking with an axe and crampons, ice axe self- arrest, navigation, winter safety, avalanche avoidance and much more

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Winter skills course

The essential skills of walking with an axe and crampons, ice axe self- arrest, navigation, winter safety, avalanche avoidance and much more

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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.

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Winter navigation course

For university and college club members 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.


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Students winter weekend

The essential skills of walking with an axe and crampons, ice axe self- arrest, navigation, winter safety, avalanche avoidance and much more

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Winter skills course

The essential skills of walking with an axe and crampons, ice axe self- arrest, navigation, winter safety, avalanche avoidance and much more

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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.

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Winter navigation course

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

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Fundamentals of climbing 1

The essential skills of walking with an axe and crampons, ice axe self- arrest, navigation, winter safety, avalanche avoidance and much more

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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.

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Winter navigation course

Increase your knowledge of snow and avalanches, learn which areas to avoid, and improve your understanding of reports and forecasts. The course will consist of an indoor introduction to avalanche theory followed by a practical session on the hill.

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Avalanche awareness course

Increase your knowledge of snow and avalanches, learn which areas to avoid, and improve your understanding of reports and forecasts. The course will consist of an indoor introduction to avalanche theory followed by a practical session on the hill.

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Avalanche awareness course

February 2022

For university and college club members who already have both winter skills and some rock climbing experience, who want to move into winter climbing.



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Students winter climbing weekend

This 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.

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Fundamentals of climbing 2

March 2022

This two-day course is 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.

This course is suitable for snowsports tourers who have a good level of hill and ski fitness and who are confident on moderate slopes off-piste. Moderate slopes would equate to a red run and the course will involve skinning up onto the Cairngorm Plateau..

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Snow sports touring