More information on each course is available via the buttons on left.

Weekend courses run from approx 7pm on the Friday evening, through to Sunday afternoon.

Training Courses 2018/2019

Rigging Practitioner, Hebrides – 20th – 22nd April 2018
The course will re-fresh, up-date and improve participants practical technical rigging knowledge and skills in the field.

Experience required: This course is aimed at team members who have received crag technical training from their team and wish to improve and consolidate best practice in modern rigging systems, which include; single rope and mirrored rope rigs, and a variety of anchor systems including ground anchors/stakes. An emphasis is placed on knowledge of equipment strength and the skill of engineering rigging systems to maximise strengths for single and multiple rescue loads. The course will also cover a variety of belay equipment and the principles of self-arrest and non-self-arrest rope capture systems

Casualty Care Assessment, Ochils MRT Base – 13th May 2018
An assessment on the current Casualty Care Syllabus. Casualty Care Certificate is the only award recognised by the licensing agreement for the administration of drugs by team members.
Rigging Foundation, Oban – 18th – 20th May 2018
Designed for full and trainee team members who have limited or no practical knowledge of crag safety or basic rigging configurations. The programme will refresh, up-date and improve your personal safety and introduce rigging for rescue loads.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Dingwall, Dundonnell MRT base – 2nd June 2018
Scottish MR in conjunction with AquaTerra Training are offering a bespoke PPE Inspection Course, covering a variety of subjects.
Ideal for Team Equipment Officers and Team Members who are interested and ‘hands on’ with equipment.
Rigging Practitioner, Arrochar – 8th – 10th June 2018
The course will re-fresh, up-date and improve participants practical technical rigging knowledge and skills in the field.

Experience required: This course is aimed at team members who have received crag technical training from their team and wish to improve and consolidate best practice in modern rigging systems, which include; single rope and mirrored rope rigs, and a variety of anchor systems including ground anchors/stakes. An emphasis is placed on knowledge of equipment strength and the skill of engineering rigging systems to maximise strengths for single and multiple rescue loads. The course will also cover a variety of belay equipment and the principles of self-arrest and non-self-arrest rope capture systems

Advanced Rigging: Gorge & Canyon, Ochils area – 17th – 19th August 2018
Designed for team members with current practical skills and knowledge of the SMR Rigging Practitioner course, or equivalent knowledge and experience level of technical rescue systems. The programme will update and improve your practical technical rigging knowledge and skills in the field
Advanced Rigging: Mountain, Glenmore Lodge – 14th – 16th September 2018
Designed for team members with current practical skills and knowledge of the SMR Rigging Practitioner course, or equivalent knowledge and experience level of technical rescue systems. The programme will update and improve your practical technical rigging knowledge and skills in the field
Casualty Care Assessment – 16th September 2018
An assessment on the current Casualty Care Syllabus. Casualty Care Certificate is the only award recognised by the licensing agreement for the administration of drugs by team members.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Crianlarich – 6th October 2018
Scottish MR in conjunction with AquaTerra Training are offering a bespoke PPE Inspection Course, covering a variety of subjects.
Ideal for Team Equipment Officers and Team Members who are interested and ‘hands on’ with equipment.
Search Management, Moness Resort – 16th – 18th November 2018
Designed for team members who wish to learn or develop their understanding of search management.

The aim of this course is to train team members in missing persons search management techniques within a Scottish Mountain Rescue context. This course introduces established best practice recognised by multi agencies and additionally provides appreciation of police requirements in relation to search standards.

Digital Mapping, Moness Resort – 16th – 18th November 2018
Designed for those team members who wish to learn the use of Scottish Mountain Rescue mapping software known as Mountain Map – and how it integrates with search management techniques.
Avalanche Companion, Glenmore Lodge – 18th – 19th January 2019
This course will focus on the key issues of avalanche hazard evaluation and the essential team skill of companion rescue with transceivers.
Avalanche Companion, Glenmore Lodge – 19th – 20th January 2019
This course will focus on the key issues of avalanche hazard evaluation and the essential team skill of companion rescue with transceivers.

Booking Notes

Course Fees

These courses are fully subsidised for all voluntary Scottish Mountain Rescue members.  Other organisations may apply and successful applications will incur a course fee set at cost price.

To ensure a quality of training most course bookings include accommodation (B&B).  All we ask you to cover is your lunches and evening meals.

To ensure a high level of attendance teams will be invoiced a £80 for each ‘no show’ team member.

Registration & Booking

Course bookings should ideally be done by the team through the Training Officer.  Please email your booking to info@scottishmountainrescue.org 

T: 01479 861370

Booking emails should include following: Team Name, Member Names, Member email address, Course, Course Date and dietary preferences  – confirmation email will be sent.

Scottish Mountain Rescue, formerly known as The Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland, is a registered Scottish Charity – number SC045003