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Sofa 2 Summit - get the most out of hiking this summer

Sofa 2 Summit - online learning for hikers in Scotland

Sofa 2 Summit is our online guide to help you get the most out of hiking and hill walking this spring and summer. 

Split into seven parts, you'll learn about how to get the most out of your hiking this spring and summer through videos, downloads and text, with a short quiz at the end of each section test your understanding. Sign up below to get started! 

Here's what you will learn:

  • Why go hiking in Scotland?
  • Planning your hikes and where to find reliable info
  • What to take with you - clothing, footwear and other useful kit
  • Finding the right path (and sticking to it!)
  • How to be a responsible hiker - your access rights and responsibilities
  • What to do if you are lost or injured
  • The natural environment and some of the nature and wildlife you might come across

Sofa 2 Summit is free for anyone to use, but there is the option to add a donation to support the work of Mountaineering Scotland and our mountain safety program as part of the registration process.

Sofa 2 Summit is created by Mountaineering Scotland, the representative organisation for hill walkers, climbers and mountaineers in Scotland. It is intended to provide information and resources, and is not intended to replace learning with a qualified instructor, nor does it provide any mountaineering qualification.