As a member of the Mountaineering Scotland, either via a club or individually, you are provided with combined liability insurance protection for your mountaineering activities.
This includes mountaineering, climbing, scrambling, bouldering, hill walking, ski mountaineering and ski touring, canyoning, coasteering, fell and mountain running and representation on any management committee or acting as a trustee with respect to the operation of a mountaineering hut.
You are also covered for secondary activites, such as canoeing, kayaking, cycling and mountain biking if you participate in them as part of a club arranged activity.
One important aspect of the being in a club is that the qualified or more experienced members of the club will pass on their wisdom to other, less experienced, members. Such members are covered under the insruance for the provision of advice such as this, as long as they are doing so in a voluntary capacity and receiving no payment.