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.
For people who regularly climb hills/mountains who wish to take it to the next level. The course is delivered on the mountains sometimes ‘off-track’ and on rough scrambling terrain. Max distance 12km, max ascent 1000m per day.
This weekend course comprises two days of instruction. It will include all of the following aspects to ensure safe and enjoyable days on the hill.
The course is delivered on a 1:6 ratio and involves two full days out on
the hill. Applicants should be fit enough to enjoy a seven-hour day on
the hill which may involve ascent up to 900m.
19th & 20th June 2021 Mill Cottage, Glen Feshie
9th & 10th October 2021 Braedownie Hut, Glen Clova - Fully booked
All courses will start at 9am on the Saturday and finish around 4pm on the Sunday.
Cost is £100 for Mountaineering Scotland members.
The cost is per person and does not include food or accommodation. You can camp outside and do your own cooking on a camp stove and access the hut for use of the toilets, showers & water.
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.
Please take a look at our useful course information for booking and cancellation conditions.