Mountaineering Scotland

Mountaineering Scotland is the recognised representative organisation for hill walkers, climbers, mountaineers and ski-tourers who live in Scotland or who enjoy Scotland's mountains, and acts to represent, support and promote Scottish mountaineering.

If you enjoy heading out into the hills, why not become part of their membership community and take advantage of a wide range of benefits to help you get the most out of your mountain activities. Your support enables them to campaign on access rights, protecting mountain landscapes and much more.

Join Mountaineering Scotland or one of its 150 affiliated clubs today from just £16.25 per year.

What you get

Money-saving offers
Treat yourself to essential kit, clothing, mapping and the latest gadgets with a wide range of discounts at Scotland's outdoors shops and online retailers. Great deals on other useful services too, from climbing walls to car hire. Find out more...

Scottish Mountaineer magazine
Get inspired for a day out in the hills, news, reviews, special offers and feature articles with Scottish Mountaineer - the only magazine dedicated to Scotland's mountaineering community - direct to your door four times a year. Find out more...

Skills for the hills
Enjoy a popular programme of mountain skills talks, subsidised workshops and courses. Covering subjects like navigation, scrambling, first aid and avalanches, these sociable events are a low-cost way to hone your techniques and grow your confidence and self-reliance in the hills. Find out more...

Places to stay
Get access to mountaineering huts across Scotland - affordable places to stay in some great locations - plus discounts at over 60 hostels, B&Bs, hotels and holiday cottages, and eligibility to buy a card offering up to 50% off European mountain huts. Find out more...

Insurance and financial services
Members are covered by mountaineering activities liability insurance, giving peace of mind when out on the hills or at a climbing wall, plus discounts on BMC adventure travel insurance. Find out more...

What you support

Protecting mountain landscapes
The pressures on Scotland's fantastic mountains and hills have never been greater. Insensitive development and intensive land use threaten the unique landscapes we all cherish. Mountaineering Scotland campaigns for a sustainable future for our mountain environment. Find out more...

Championing access rights
Scotland enjoys some of the most enlightened access rights in the world, offering the freedom to roam, climb and enjoy the countryside, responsibly. Mountaineering Scotland seeks to ensure our access legislation operates fairly and encourages mountain users to respect and care for the environment. Members can also get winter vehicle access to the private road up Strathfarrar. Find out more...

Growing participation and skills
Through their ClimbScotland project getting young people climbing, support for clubs and partnership working to promote equality and diversity, Mountaineering Scotland aims to share the thrill of hill walking and climbing with as wide a range of people as possible. Find out more...

If this sounds of interest, you can join Mountaineering Scotland or one of its 150 affiliated clubs today from just £16.25 per year.

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