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Spring 'Skills for the Hills' talks for 2021

Heading to the hills this summer? 

Join us online for our FREE webinars, where Mountaineering Scotland's Mountain Safety Advisor Ben Gibson will share his top tips for beginners and more experienced hillwalkers alike. Ben's talk is packed with interesting advice and inspiration for getting out in the hills as the snows melt for another year. 

The webinars will cover the basic skills that help you get the best out of your hill days - such as planning, navigation, moving safely over rough ground - but also seasonal tips such as dealing with long-lying snow fields, or coping with weather than can be warm and summery one minute and switch back to winter the next.

Webinars will take place on Zoom and the content will be similar for both dates. 

Book your FREE place here:

Lead Mountain Safety Adviser Heather Morning will be joined by guests for a Facebook live Q&A session on Thursday 22 April 7pm on the Mountaineering Scotland Facebook page.


Our panel of experts will be answering your mountain safety questions and give you the advice you need to enjoy the hills safely and responsibly as Scotland comes out of lockdown this month.

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Mountaineering Scotland is the only national organisation representing Scotland's hill walkers, mountaineers, snowsport tourers and climbers - join us to become part of our community, support our work and enjoy our full range of member benefits:

  • Mountaineering activities liability insurance cover included in your membership
  • Scottish Mountaineer magazine direct to your door four times a year
  • Unbeatable value mountain skills courses for members including winter skills, navigation, scrambling and avalanche awareness
  • Discounts at outdoor shops and places to stay all over Scotland
  • Network of 140 hillwalking, climbing and ski-touring clubs
  • Use of mountain huts in tops spots for enjoying the hills
  • BMC travel insurance and a range of other financial services
  • Sign up by direct debit and get up to 50% off your first year's membership!

 We're here to help you get the most out of Scotland's hills, crags and climbing walls and to work on your behalf to protect mountain landscapes and access rights.