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Can you help get the International Winter Climbing Meet off the ground?
Thursday 13th June 2024, 9:44am

Organisers of the 2025 Scottish International Winter Climbing Meet are looking for a team of volunteers to support the organisation and running of the meet to be held from 1-8 March 2025. The meet, which starts and finishes at Glenmore Lodge, is a joint venture between Mountaineering Scotland, the Scottish Mountaineering Club (SMC), The Alpine Club and the BMC.

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A reminder to ThinkWINTER in June!
Thursday 6th June 2024, 10:14am

With what looks like an abrupt change in weather and a return (albeit brief, hopefully) to more wintery conditions for this time of year, Ben Gibson from the Mountain Safety Team provides a wee reminder on what kit to have for a safe and fun day out on the hills, especially when the weather is so changeable!

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Our Month: Mountaineering Scotland in May 2024
Thursday 6th June 2024, 9:00am

At the end of each month, we take a look back at the work the team has been carrying out on behalf of our members. Read on to hear the latest updates from CEO Stuart Younie, Access & Conservation Officer Davie Black, Senior Mountain Safety Advisor Ross Cadie, ClimbScotland Development Manager Jamie Smith, and Member Services & Communications Manager, Helen Gestwicki.

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Women’s Winter Climbing Course for Improvers
Friday 31st May 2024, 10:56am

The Scottish Mountaineering Club, Mountaineering Scotland and Glenmore Lodge have joined forces to create a new opportunity for eight female winter climbers who aspire to take their climbing to ‘the next level’ in 2025.

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Campaign to save Scotland’s mountain paths marks one-year anniversary
Tuesday 28th May 2024, 2:05pm

Mountaineering Scotland and the Outdoor Access Trust for Scotland (OATS) are delighted to announce that their joint campaign, It’s Up To Us, has raised over £218,000 of the £300,000 target for essential mountain path repairs since the campaign was launched one year ago.

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Lessons from winter with Ben Gibson
Thursday 16th May 2024, 9:14am

Mountain Safety Advisor Ben Gibson takes a brief look back over the past winter season (Dec 23 – April 24) and shares the lessons he has learned from delivering Mountaineering Scotland’s winter courses and from his own personal experiences, while looking at what can be taken forward to next winter.

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Our Month: Mountaineering Scotland in April 2024
Thursday 2nd May 2024, 5:41pm

At the end of each month, we take a look back at the work the team has been carrying out on behalf of our members. Read on to hear the latest updates from CEO Stuart Younie, Access & Conservation Officer Davie Black, Senior Mountain Safety Advisor Ross Cadie, ClimbScotland Development Manager Jamie Smith, and Member Services & Communications Manager, Helen Gestwicki.

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Mountaineering Scotland and the BMC to promote mountain safety through joint ‘Near Miss’ reporting
Thursday 18th April 2024, 1:00pm

Mountaineering Scotland and the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) have announced a joint project aimed at improving the safety of hillwalkers, climbers, mountaineers and others who enjoy spending time exploring the hills and mountains.

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New member-exclusive MWIS weather skills courses
Thursday 18th April 2024, 9:00am

Introducing a new Mountaineering Scotland Weather Skills Course in association with MWIS, exclusively for our members. This one day mountain weather workshop is for members interested in expanding their knowledge of mountain weather and how this relates to making the most of your adventures in the mountains.

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North Face Car Park – Members Update
Wednesday 17th April 2024, 5:00pm

The latest update from Mountaineering Scotland on the North Face car park at Torlundy.

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