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The course is designed as in introduction to steep mountain and scrambling type terrain for those that want to gain confidence in steep ground and easy scrambles.  This course aims to give you the confidence and skills to start tackling those harder to reach areas, as well as enabling you to know what to do if you end up in that ground by mistake.

Fitness Level 3

Aimed at those who regularly ascend Munros (or equivalent) and are used to being off track, on steep/rough terrain. Maximum distance 14km and maximum ascent approximately 900m. Physically demanding.

By the end of the day those on the course should:

  • Be able to recognise steep ground on the map and on the ground ahead 
  • Have gained experience of travelling in all directions in steeper mountain terrain
  • Have skills to cope with rough/steep ground and understand ways of overcoming difficulties 

Start time 9am, finish approximately 5pm 

2025 dates to be confirmed

Course Meeting Point

  • White Corries Café, Glencoe Mountain Resort   


£TBC for Mountaineering Scotland members 

Not a member? Join us - Thanks to your membership, we can subsidise the costs of our courses and offer them at affordable prices compared to most commercial providers. (More about membership benefits)

Why become a member?

  • Your membership fee goes back into supporting the work we do including our skills and safety course program
  • You're protected with £15m liability insurance cover for your mountaineering activities
  • Save money on outdoor gear with some fantastic member-only discounts and offers with major brands and retailers
  • Keep up to date with the latest in our monthly members e-news
  • Be inspired by our feature packed members magazine, Scottish Mountaineer, with four issues a year in print or digital format
  • Stay in some amazing location for walking and climbing, with access to national and club huts
  • Get free registration with Mountain Training Scotland to help you on your journey to gaining qualifications

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 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 members’ 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.