Established in 1889 the Scottish Mountaineering Club has been at the forefront of climbing and mountaineering in Scotland for over 100 years. Members, both past and present, have included many of Scotland's most influential climbers and mountaineers. Find out more.
For its 60th birthday next year, the Scottish Mountaineering Trust is offering a ‘Diamond Grant‘ of up to £100,000, to a project that helps more people to experience and enjoy the mountains, especially in Scotland.
Join Dr Anna Fleming for a talk on mountain literature, tracing the ways that writers since Samuel Taylor Coleridge have captured the experience of climbing, leading into readings and discussions from her forthcoming book, Time on Rock: A Climber’s Route into the Mountains - an account of ten years learning to climb on different rocks across the British Isles.
An illustrated talk by Robert Durran of climbing in Namibia, a venue off the usual climbing circuit. The photo, by Robert, shows the Spitzkoppe, Namibia's main climbing attraction, which rises 2000ft out of the plains of Damaraland.
After a break of almost two years, we're back to running meets at the CIC hut. This is the first meet of the Winter 2022 season. Book your place now...login to see the details.
We have been invited to join the CAF's "Break the Ice" meet south of Briançon in the Ecrins. Staying at the CAF chalet in Vallouise-Pelvoux, the famous sunny Briançon weather should offer six days of world-class snow and ice climbing in local venues such as Fournel and Feissinieres, with other areas only a short distance away.
For 2022, it's a return to the Reaburn Hut for the ski mountaineering meet. Well placed for local hills, the location allows trips both east and west to take advantage of the best snow cover.
The SMC maintains a webcam and weather station located on top of the CIC hut. Being on the west coast of Scotland and the altitude the hut is situated at the hut is often bombarded by severe storms, especially in winter. The webcam faces the North Face of Ben Nevis, and in the middle of the picture can been seen North East Buttress and The Orion Face.
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