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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.

December 2019

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

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

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

Read more or book now

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

FULLY BOOKED

Read more or book now

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

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

PLACES AVAILABLE

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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

PLACES 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

Read more or book now

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

PLACES AVAILABLE

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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

Tickets 5 - booking open from mid-December

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

PLACES AVAILABLE

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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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