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 2017

Avalanche Essentials, Glenmore Lodge, either 6-7th Jan or 7-8th January 

This course will focus on the key issues of avalanche hazard evaluation and the essential team skill of companion rescue with transceivers. Course lasts an evening and a day.

Avalanche Rescue, Fort William, 27th – 29th January 

Designed for those team members who have previous experience, knowledge & skills, who wish to refresh, up-date and improve their practical avalanche knowledge and search skills in the field. Fully Booked.

Rigging – Winter, Carrbridge, 17th – 19th February 

Designed for those team members who can effectively operate without protection on winter Grade I terrain, and have completed the SMR Rigging Practitioner course. The programme will refresh, up-date and improve your practical winter technical rigging  knowledge and rescue skills

Rigging – Practitioner, Galloway, 3rd – 5th March

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. Precise venue tbc.

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 

T: 01479 861370

Booking emails should include following: Team Name, Member Names, 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