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.
SMC member Clive Rowland has recently published his mountaineering memoir Towards the Ogre, which takes readers on an unforgettable journey, starting with his early days exploring the Peak District, right through an incredible Himalayan mountaineering career that few can match.
The cover photo by Doug Scott shows Clive on the Ogre.
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. To the left of the wide-angle picture can been seen North East Buttress and The Orion Face, with the Douglas Boulder and Tower Ridge prominent on the right. The close-up has Observatory Ridge in the middle, flanked by Zero Gully on the left and Point Five Gully on the right.
The SMC offers a diverse number of publications, appealing to all outdoor enthusiasts. Profits from our guidebooks go to the Scottish Mountaineering Trust which is a Scottish-registered charity. Purchasing an SMC publication therefore helps the Scottish mountain environment.
We operate five mountain huts open to the public and members of other clubs. These huts are strategically placed near some of the finest Mountaineering areas in Scotland.