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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 2018

This talk at Craigdon in Edinburgh sees Met Office expert Dr Mike Reading talking about Scotland's mountain weather in winter, and what makes it what it is. A fascinating look at a subject of interest to all mountaineers

Venue: Craigdon Mountain Sports, Edinburgh

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Fundamentals 2

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

Venue: TCA Glasgow

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Fundamentals 1

January 2019

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

Venue: Mill Cottage, Feshiebridge

FULLY BOOKED

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Winter skills

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

Venue: Mill Cottage, Feshiebridge

FULLY BOOKED

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Winter skills

Winter navigation training with particular consideration to avoidance of avalanche-prone slopes and cornice features.

Venue: Aviemore

FULLY BOOKED

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Winter Navigation

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

Venue: Mill Cottage, Feshiebridge

FULLY BOOKED

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Winter skills

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

Venue: Mill Cottage, Feshiebridge

FULLY BOOKED

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Winter skills

Winter navigation training with particular consideration to avoidance of avalanche-prone slopes and cornice features.

Venue: Aviewmore

FULLY BOOKED

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Winter Navigation

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: Glenmore Lodge, Aviemore

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Student winter skills weekend

This workshop builds on Fundamentals 1 and covers the techniques that are particularly useful on steep ground.

Venue: TCA Glasgow

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Fundamentals 2

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

Venue: Mill Cottage, Feshiebridge

FULLY BOOKED

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Winter skills

Winter navigation training with particular consideration to avoidance of avalanche-prone slopes and cornice features.

Venue: Aviemore

FULLY BOOKED

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Winter Navigation

Increase your knowledge of snow and avalanches, learn which areas to avoid, and improve your understanding of reports and forecasts.

Venue: Aviemore

FULLY BOOKED

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Avalanche awareness

Increase your knowledge of snow and avalanches, learn which areas to avoid, and improve your understanding of reports and forecasts.

Venue: Aviemore

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Avalanche awareness

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

Venue: Mill Cottage, Feshiebridge

FULLY BOOKED

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Winter skills

Winter navigation training with particular consideration to avoidance of avalanche-prone slopes and cornice features.

Venue: Aviemore

FULLY BOOKED

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Winter Navigation

February 2019

for 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: Northern Cairngorms

FULLY BOOKED

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Student winter climbing weekend

Winter mountaineering skills 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

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

Venue: Cairngorm Mountain

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Snowsports Touring