Access to subsidised mountain skills courses and lectures is one of the key benefits of being a Mountaineering Scotland club member. As well as being able to book a place on our general course programme, we organise training activities tailored especially for our university and college clubs.
PLEASE NOTE: Students MUST have attended a winter skills course before signing up for the climbing weekend.
Mountaineering Scotland, in conjunction with The Mill Cottage Trust, is subsidising 14 Scottish university and college club members to attend a two-day winter climbing course, based in the Northern Cairngorms.
This course is for students who already have both winter skills and some rock climbing experience, who want to move into winter climbing. The aim of the weekend is to provide a solid foundation in core winter climbing skills to enable students to operate competently, safely and independently in a Scottish winter climbing environment:
The programme will be flexible, taking into account individual abilities, aspirations, snow conditions and of course the weather.
Please read our booking and cancellation conditions before booking your place - course fees are non-refundable.
PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO THE EVER CHANGING SITUATION WITH REGARD TO COVID RESTRICTIONS WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO OFFER ACCOMMODATION AT MILL COTTAGE. IF THIS IS THE CASE YOU MAY WISH TO CAMP OUTSIDE MILL COTTAGE OR RECEIVE A REFUND ON THE ACCOMMODATION AND FIND AN ALTERNATIVE. THE SITUATION WILL BE REVIEWED PRIOR TO YOUR COURSE. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING ON THIS.
This course is only available to members of Scottish university and college mountaineering, climbing and hill walking clubs (aged 18 years or over).
This is a winter climbing course, not a general winter skills course, and applicants MUST meet the following criteria:
Book online, registered members only
Group bookings are not accepted on this course.