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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.

October 2018

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

Venue: Glenmore Lodge, Aviemore

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Fundamentals 1

November 2018

For students of all abilities to increase their mountain skill levels and to equip those in positions of responsibility in their club.

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.

Venue: Glenmore Lodge, Aviemore

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SMART student weekend

Gain 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 1

Day 1: for coaches, routes setters and providers of Mountaineering Scotland events.

Venue: Eden Rock, Loanhead

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Seminar day 1

Day 2: for wall owners, managers, instructors and coaches.

Venue: Eden Rock, Loanhead

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Seminar day 1

Gain an understanding of the skills and techniques used to develop a climber's physical abilities through physical training.

Venue: Glenmore Lodge, Aviemore

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Physical training 1

Join us for the AGM, lunch, and a range of interesting sessions.

Venue: Glenmore Lodge, Aviemore

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Members Gathering & AGM

Gain an understanding of the skills and techniques used to develop a climber's physical abilities through physical training.

Venue: TCA Glasgow

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Physical training 1

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

Venue: EICA Ratho

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Fundamentals 1

Heather Morning, our Mountain Safety Advisor will share her beautiful photography, 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, Aberdeen

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Fundamentals 1

Heather Morning, our Mountain Safety Advisor will share her beautiful photography, 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: Discovery Point, Dundee

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Fundamentals 1

Heather Morning, our Mountain Safety Advisor will share her beautiful photography, 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, Inverness

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Fundamentals 1

December 2018

Gain an understanding of the skills and techniques used to develop a climber's physical abilities through physical training.

Venue: Inverness

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Physical training 1

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

Venue: EICA Ratho

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Fundamentals 2

Heather Morning, our Mountain Safety Advisor will share her beautiful photography, 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: Cotswold Outdoor Store, Rose Street, Edinburgh

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Fundamentals 1

This workshop builds on Fundamentals 2 and investigates the complex techniques useful on overhanging ground and dynamic movement.

Venue: Eden Rock, Loanhead

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Fundamentals 3

Heather Morning, our Mountain Safety Advisor will share her beautiful photography, 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: Cotswold Outdoor Store, Crow Road, Glasgow

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Fundamentals 1

Heather Morning, our Mountain Safety Advisor will share her beautiful photography, 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: Cotswold Outdoor Store, Drip Road, Stirling

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Fundamentals 1

Heather Morning, our Mountain Safety Advisor will share her beautiful photography, 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, Perth

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Fundamentals 1

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

Venue: Transition Extreme, Aberdeen

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Fundamentals 1

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

Venue: Transition Extreme, Aberdeen

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Fundamentals 2

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

This workshop builds on Fundamentals 2 and investigates the complex techniques useful on overhanging ground and dynamic movement.

Venue: Transition Extreme, Aberdeen

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Fundamentals 3

This workshop builds on Fundamentals 2 and investigates the complex techniques useful on overhanging ground and dynamic movement.

Venue: TCA Glasgow

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Fundamentals 3

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

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Winter skills

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

Venue: Aviewmore

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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

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Winter skills

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

Venue: Aviemore

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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

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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

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Winter skills

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

Venue: Aviemore

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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