The Mountaineering Council of Scotland
Experience Scotland’s landscape from the top of its mountains.

Scotland’s beauty is captured in stunning animation in Disney•Pixar’s Brave. Follow in its heroine’s path as she climbs mighty mountain pinnacles and experience for yourself these landscapes in all their glory.


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Soaring over lush glens, lochs blanketed in mist, picturesque waterfalls and snow-capped peaks, Disney•Pixar’s Brave takes you on an awe-inspiring flight over ancient Scotland. You get a real sense of the scale and diversity of the Scottish landscape as you follow Merida on her courageous quest to save her kingdom from an ancient curse.

A climber ascends the Garbh Bheinn Great Ridge in the Highlands © Sean CulpanBut why not experience it yourself first hand from some one of the country’s most inspiring vantage points? Over half of Scotland’s landmass is classed as hills and mountains which presents a unique opportunity to combine both breathtaking vistas and pursuits particularly popular among Scots - rock-climbing, hill walking and mountaineering.

Scotland boasts Britain’s highest summit, Ben Nevis, and some of the most remote mountain areas in Europe, such as the Cairngorm National Park. It is also the only place in the UK with a regular winter snowfall. 

For those who live in Scotland and enjoy its mountains, the Mountaineering Council of Scotland is the only recognised representative organisation for hill walkers, climbers and mountaineers. Regardless of your ability, they offer advice on every aspect of the sport to ensure you get the most out of your Highland adventure.

So with their guidance concerning safety and preparation onboard, head off in search of a fresh challenge and start your ascent of a Munro, a Scottish hill that measures over 3,000 ft above sea level. With over 280 in Scotland, Munro-bagging is no mean feat and is the favourite pastime of a passionate band of hill walkers – those called ‘Munroists’ have completed them all.

Walkers look east along the Beinn Eighe Ridge © David GibsonHaving reached the apex, there is of course rock-climbing and mountaineering to master. With the best summer and winter opportunities in the UK, climbing magnificent cliffs, gullies and ridges can be a real test of character, but the stunning panoramas below make it more than worth the effort.

A climber clings to the rock on Ben Macdui, also known as the Black Pig, Highlands © Helen Fitzsimmons


Take your lead from Merida as she climbs tall rocky crags in Disney•Pixar’s Brave, before experiencing the same adrenaline rush for yourself climbing in the Scottish Highlands

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