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The course is designed as an introduction to steeper mountain terrain for those that want to start venturing onto steeper ground, be that off the usual paths and tracks, or who would like the skills and confidence to know what to do if they were to end up on steeper ground by mistake.  This is not an introduction to scrambling course, but may well be a useful stepping stone towards such a course.

Fitness Grade

The course will require a good level of mountain fitness and stiff walking boots, but no prior experience of rough or steep ground is necessary.

By the end of the day those on the course should:

  • Be able to recognise steep ground on the map and on the ground ahead 
  • Have gained experience of travelling in all directions in steeper mountain terrain
  • Have skills to cope with rough/steep ground and understand ways of overcoming difficulties 

  • Understanding Steeper Ground - Glencoe - 13th May 2023 -  Bookings open

Cost

£60 for Mountaineering Scotland members 

Not a member? Join us - Thanks to your membership, we can subsidise the costs of our courses and offer them at affordable prices compared to most commercial providers. (More about membership benefits)

Why become a member?

  • Your membership fee goes back into supporting the work we do including our skills and safety course program
  • You're protected with £15m liability insurance cover for your mountaineering activities
  • Save money on outdoor gear with some fantastic member-only discounts and offers with major brands and retailers
  • Keep up to date with the latest in our monthly members e-news
  • Be inspired by our feature packed members magazine, Scottish Mountaineer, with four issues a year in print or digital format
  • Stay in some amazing location for walking and climbing, with access to national and club huts
  • Get free registration with Mountain Training Scotland to help you on your journey to gaining qualifications


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.

  • Mountaineering Scotland members can book and pay easily and quickly online in our membersí 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.