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Scottish Mountaineer

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Read the latest issue of Scottish Mountaineer - click the image (right) to view or download the pdf here (8Mb)

The voice of Scotland's mountain walkers and climbers...

Scottish Mountaineer is a quarterly, full colour magazine, exclusive to Mountaineering Scotland members and supporters, containing news, views, comment and features on our work and play.

Regular sections cover our work on access and landscape issues and important Mountaineering Scotland news, as well as a seasonal Mountain Skills section and news from the wider mountaineering world.

There's a lively Meet the Members section, where members share favourite walks, tips and gear recommendations, as well as photos from their recent adventures. And clubs can share their adventures, trips and anniversaries in the Club Profile section.

Get Climbing focusses on the indoor and outdoor climbing scenes, with the latest on climbing competitions in Scotland, and a strong emphasis on the activities of our ClimbScotland initiative to get young people into climbing.

Scottish Mountaineer also features book and DVD reviews, so get in touch if you'd like us to review yours!

One of the main attractions of the magazine for readers is the large features section containing a wide range of articles written by members. Most would call them themselves amateurs but the standard of writing – as well as the photography – is outstanding.

A popular annual feature is publication of the winning entries for the Mountaineering Scotland Mountain Writing Competition

Scottish Mountaineer is available through membership of Mountaineering Scotland (either Individual or Club) and is published on our behalf by the Herald and Times Group.

Meet the Members
Features from Scotland and beyond
Members' mountain photos

You can view the current edition of Scottish Mountaineer in Pagesuite. A tab on the top right gives access to recent archive copies too.

The Editor of Scottish Mountaineer is Neil Reid, who is an enthusiastic walker and climber, with many years’ experience in the communications industry, working as a newspaper reporter and sub editor and in PR before coming to Mountaineering Scotland.

Contact Neil at neil@mountaineering.scot, or telephone 01738 493 941 for any information about the magazine, publication enquiries and submission of articles or photos.