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:
Glen Coe Sat 26th June (9am) - Sun 27th June 2021 - Fully booked
Glen Coe Mon 28th June (9am) - Tue 29th June 2021 - Fully booked
Glen Brittle, Skye Fri 24th Sept (8pm) - Sun 26th Sept 2021 (Bookings open in mid-August)
The Glen Coe course costs £130 per person (Instructor ratio of 1:4 on day one and 1:2 on day two) and will be non-residential (please book your own accommodation)
The Skye course costs £250 per person (Instructor ratio 1:2 both days) Cost includes self-catering accommodation at the Glen Brittle Memorial Hut, Skye
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.