Many of our members engage the support of professional mountaineering services before tackling some of Scotland's more challenging mountains or mountaineering routes.
Whatever your target, a mountain guide or instructor can help you to achieve your goals, support the development of your skills, expand your experience, and provide valuable feedback about your training needs.
However, choosing someone to put your trust in, to undertake potentially hazardous activities in potentially hazardous environments, can be a challenge in its own right!
If you’re planning to hire a professional mountaineer, we offer the following advice:
Although engaging a professional mountaineering service might still be your best option, you could also consider signing up for a relevant training course instead. This can be a great and sociable way of gaining the skills, experience and confidence you need to become more self-reliant on the hills or crags. Find out more: