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Mountain skills and yoga weekend

Our Mountain skills & yoga weekend has now taken place.  This page will be updated in January with dates and locations for our summer 2022 courses.

A mountain skills weekend bookended by yoga!

Being proficient in the Scottish mountains in summer conditions is of course much more than just the ability to navigate well - although navigation is one of the crucial elements of safe travel in the mountains.  These weekend courses go a step further than the basic navigation skills to introduce valuable skills to members who regularly visit the summer mountains and who wish to develop their abilities to become safer and more proficient. 

We'll also add yoga to the mix, with a qualified yoga instructor.

Fitness grade

This weekend course comprises two days of instruction and two nights self-catering accommodation. It will include all the following aspects to ensure safe and enjoyable days on the hill.

  • Pre-planning with reference to maps, guidebooks, websites & weather forecasts.
  • What to pack in your rucksack?
  • Navigation
  • Route choice
  • Emergency procedures
  • Three yoga sessions

Long days hill walking and climbing can also be arduous on the body, so for the first time we are adding yoga to the mix in our mountain skills weekend this year. On each day of the weekend Anna (www.annabeatayoga.com) will lead a morning outdoor vinyasa flow, to awaken and prepare body and mind for the physical and mental activity ahead.  And when we're back at base on the Saturday late afternoon, a yin and deep release session focused on promoting deep muscle and joint release and physical and mental restoration.

New to yoga? Don't worry! Anna specialises in introducing newbies to the practice and the sessions will be fun, informal and accessible with lots of options given. Get ready to move, breathe and stretch in the most beautiful environment at Glen Cova. 

Yoga mats will be provided.

Based at Braedownie Hut in Glen Clova.  The planned two nights self-catering accommodation is NOT AVAILABLE due to Covid restrictions. You can camp outside and do your own cooking on a camp stove and access the hut for use of the toilets, showers & water.

Cost is £100 for Mountaineering Scotland members.

The cost is per person. It does not include your food or camping kit.  Yoga mats will be supplied.

Any further questions, please contact Heather Morning heather@mountaineering.scot or alternatively call 01479 861241

To book onto one of our mountain safety courses, you need to be a member of Mountaineering Scotland and aged 18 or over. Members aged between 14 and 18 can attend this course if accompanied by a parent or nominated adult: phone the office at 01738 493943 for details and to book.

Thanks to your membership, we can subsidise the costs of our courses and offer you cheaper course prices than most commercial providers.

  • Mountaineering Scotland members can book and pay easily and quickly online in our membersí web portal
  • If you are not a Mountaineering Scotland member, you can join and book your course place at the same time quickly and easily online in our members' web portal

Please take a look at our useful course information for booking and cancellation conditions.