This course focuses on developing the technical skills required for tackling scrambling-type ground such as found on the Skye Ridge and Aonach Eagach. The programme for the course is flexible depending on the weather conditions and the expectations and ability of those attending.
To get the most out of this course you need to have extensive summer hill walking experience (an absolute minimum of 20 days in the Scottish hills would be a good guideline). You must also be fit enough to ascend over 900m in a day and enjoy an eight-hour day on the hill.
Please note this is not a rock climbing course.
For people who regularly climb hills/mountains who wish to take it to the next level. The courses are delivered on the mountains sometimes ‘off-track’ and on rough scrambling terrain. Max distance 12km, max ascent 1000m per day.
To develop confidence and technical skill to tackle scrambling-type terrain safely and efficiently.
The main topics covered during the two days are:
Glencoe Fri 31st May (8pm) - Sun 2nd June 2019 FULLY BOOKED
Glencoe Sun 2nd June (8pm) - Tue 4th June 2019 FULLY BOOKED
Skye Fri 30th August (8pm) - Sun 1st Sept 2019
Lochaber Fri 8th Nov (8pm) - Sun 10th Nov 2019 ONE PLACE AVAILABLE
The Glen Coe course costs £150 per person (Instructor ratio of 1:4 on day one and 1:2 on day two) Cost includes accommodation at Laggangarbh in Glen Coe
The Skye course costs £220 per person (Instructor ratio 1:2 both days) Cost includes accommodation at the Glen Brittle Memorial Hut, Skye
The Lochaber course costs £220 per person (Instructor ratio 1:2 both days)
Cost includes accommodation at the Alex MacIntyre Memorial Hut, Onich.
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.
Please take a look at our useful course information for booking and cancellation conditions.