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Mountaineering Scotland Mountain Leader Training Course

Mountaineering Scotland, in partnership with Richard Bentley from Mountain Motion, is offering club and individual members the opportunity to participate in a Summer Mountain Leader Training Course, at a special discounted rate. This MTS award is for members who are currently involved or keen to become involved in leading hill-walking parties in mountainous terrain in summer conditions. A two-day overnight camping expedition is part of this course.

Details of the syllabus can be viewed on the Mountain Training website.

Please note that in order to participate in this course you must have registered with Mountain Training Scotland prior to the start of the course.

Training on Buachaille Etive Mor

Fitness grade

Our most demanding courses.  A very high level of fitness is required over many hours. Rough terrain and hostile conditions will be encountered.  Max distance 15km, max ascent 1000m per day.

This course is a syllabus based course and full details of the course content can be viewed at the Mountain Training website.

The main areas covered include:

  • Group management
  • Navigation
  • Access and the environment
  • Hazards (including steep ground and rivers) and emergency procedures
  • Equipment
  • Expedition skills
  • Weather

  • Next courses announced Spring 2024

This is a six-day course in two three-day modules. Both modules are based at Mill Cottage, Feshiebridge

£TBC per person     

To book onto one of our mountain safety courses, you need to be a member of Mountaineering Scotland and aged 18 or over. 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.

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