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Spring 'Skills for the Hills' talks for 2020


We have teamed up with Craigdon Mountain Sports to bring you a series of talks aimed at hill walkers who want to brush up on their mountain safety and skills this spring.

The illustrated talks will be delivered by our Mountain Safety Adviser Ben Gibson and are ideal both for beginners and more experienced hill walkers, with seasonal advice and tips for the year ahead.

Places are limited, so booking is essential - all profits from tickets sales will be donated to local mountain rescue teams and Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance.

Book your tickets online:

Dates for our 2020 lectures. All will take place at Craigdon Mountain Sports stores

Aberdeen - Tuesday 7th April. Doors open 6:30pm, talk starts at 7pm.

Edinburgh - Tuesday 21st April. Doors open 6pm, talk starts at 6.45pm.

Inverness - Thursday 23rd April. Foors open 6:30pm, talk starts at 7pm.

Perth - Tuesday 28th April. Doors open 6:30pm, talk starts at 7pm.

Click on talk dates to book your tickets online.

Ben's talk is packed with interesting advice and inspiration for getting out in the hills as the snows melt for another year. 

As our Mountain Safety Adviser, Ben will offer loads of great tips for beginners and more experienced hillwalkers alike, not just about 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 such seasonal tips as how to deal with long-lying snow fields, or cope with weather than can be warm and summery one minute and switch back to winter the next. 

Be prepared to test  your own knowledge too, with some fun questions and the chance to win some awesome prizes!


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.