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Mountaineering Scotland First Aid courses

Mountaineering Scotland runs two-day First Aid courses for members, specially targeted at hill walkers and climbers. The course is recognised by Mountain Training Scotland (MTS) as appropriate for its Mountain Leader (ML) awards. The courses are run by Outwardly Mobile First Aid, using a variety of instructors who all have many years practical experience in dealing with First Aid in remote situations.

Fitness grade

Entry level course, suitable for people new to hill walking or those who are returning to the hills after a break. The course involves practical outdoor sessions.

Our first aid course is aimed at equipping participants with the knowledge and practical skills to deal with an unexpected emergency in the great outdoors.  Aspects covered will include casualty assessment, environmental issues, trauma, medical conditions, how to stabilise a situation whilst waiting for professional help to arrive and the technique of CPR.


24th & 25th Oct 2020 FULLY BOOKED

Accommodation: Mill Cottage, Glen Feshie  Course Venue: Kincraig Village Hall

Accommodation is available at Mill Cottage on both the Friday and Saturday nights. You will require a sleeping bag.

The courses start at 9am on Saturday and finish at 5pm on Sunday.


The cost is per person and includes two nights self-catering accommodation at Mill Cottage. It does not include your food. You need a sleeping bag.

To book onto one of our mountain safety courses, you need to be a member of Mountaineering Scotland. 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.

  • First Aid at Work now assumes the early arrival of an ambulance/paramedic which will not be the case on the hills. Thus this course is an essential for those accessing the hills
  • The instructor's experience and knowledge was amazing, which made the course really interesting