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COMPETITIONS

Be your best: in the Paraclimbing Series 2018

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13/09/2018

Open to all aspiring paraclimbers, the BMC and Climb Scotland Paraclimbing Series is a friendly competition aimed at giving people an authentic competitive experience. This series is organised by the BMC and Mountaineering Scotland.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Loretto pupils step out for Mend Our Mountains

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29/08/2018

Pupils from Loretto School in East Lothian, Scotland, will be donning their boots next week to raise funds for the Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million appeal to look after the country’s upland foot paths.
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GUIDEBOOKS

The Outer Hebrides: Niall Grimes reviews the new SMC guide

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28/08/2018

Throw open any page in this new guidebook and, if there’s a heartbeat inside that overtrained husk that you call your body, you will immediately be lost in a world of dreams and inspiration. Drop-dead seacliffs yawn above wild Atlantic seascapes; climbers dotted on multipitch adventues on the most independent of geology; routes of every grade that cross impossible terrain thanks to a million Christmasses’-worth of jugs and cracks. Is this the last outpost of adventure for UK trad climbing? A Yukon of pump?
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Edward and his Mum versus the Old Man of Hoy

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14/06/2018

Edward Mills, an eight-year-old from the Caithness in the Scottish Highlands, became the youngest person to climb the Old Man of Hoy on Friday last week, raising nearly £30,000 in the process for Climbers Against Cancer.
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SKILLS

How to use: the Be Avalanche Aware app launched by SAIS

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03/01/2018

The latest tool for winter adventurers is a handy app with a host of features to help you stay safe in the mountains. Find out how to use the Be Avalanche Aware App that was recently launched by the Scottish Avalanche Information Service (SAIS).
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

What are your concerns, hopes and priorities for Scotland's hills and crags?

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07/11/2017

Mountaineering Scotland is seeking the views of BMC members on Scottish mountain landscape, conservation and access matters: what are your concerns, hopes and priorities for Scotland's hills and crags? Take the online survey to help safeguard these cherished landscapes.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Strathfarrar Estate: winter access arrangements

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01/11/2017

Are you intending to visit Strathfarrar Estate in the Scottish Highlands this winter? Read on to find out how to access this remote and beautiful area, as vehicular access to the estate is subject to seasonal conditions.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Stalking and walking: Don't get shot in Scotland!

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10/08/2017

Off to the highlands for a summer hike? Well, don't get shot! Walkers planning trips in Scotland should be forewarned about deer stalking season and avoid conflicts with stalkers by checking the relaunched web-based service: Heading for the Scottish Hills.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

New poll finds majority of Scots back wild land protection

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07/07/2017

The Scottish public has voted for continued protection of Wild Land Areas by a colossal 16 to 1 majority, according to a YouGov poll commissioned by the John Muir Trust.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Rockfall warning in Cairngorms from MS

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14/06/2017

Mountaineering Scotland issue a rockfall warning in the Northern Corries of the Cairngorms following an incident to a team on a route known as Fingers Ridge. Read the whole warning and hear the full story below.
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