The Scottish Mountaineering Club

We produce the definitive Climbers' Guides to Scotland's mountains and outcrops, the authoritative guide to Munros and guides for hillwalkers and scramblers in Scotland.

We operate five mountain huts, open to members of other clubs.

We maintain a national database of climbs which are incorporated into our guidebooks.

We welcome input from you, especially information about climbs and other routes. If you have feedback about any of our guidebooks please contact us.

The SMC produces a number of Hillwalkers' Guides including the best and most popular guides to The Munros and The Corbetts, together with a series of area guidebooks covering all of Scotland. In addition to its Scramblers' Guides it produces the definitive series of Climbers' Guidebooks covering summer and winter climbing in Scotland.

The SMC and the Scottish Mountaineering Trust (SMT) also publish books on the Scottish mountain environment, its history and its culture. The information provided in these publications is produced for the benefit of Climbers and Hillwalkers and the profits go to the SMT, a registered charity which supports a range of initiatives connected with Scottish mountaineering and Scottish mountain related projects.

As well as browsing through our publications pages, you can also download the complete SMC/SMT Booklist.

Highland Outcrops South


This is the long awaited update to the Highland Outcrops (1998) guidebook. Highland Outcrops South covers crags south of Inverness and the Great Glen, including outcrops in Arrochar, Mid Argyll, Mull of Kintyre, Ardgour and Ardnamurchan. The popular crags of Craig a Barns, Glen Nevis, Binnein Shuas and Creag Dubh are updated and the guide includes...

Mountaineering in Scotland: The Early Years


From Ken Crocket, author of Ben Nevis - Britain's Highest Mountain, comes the full story of the dawning of mountaineering in Scotland. It will shock many to discover that within a few years, Victorian climbers brought climbing in Scotland to technical levels not surpassed until the 1940s. The book breaks new ground as the comprehensive record of...

All five SMC huts are strategically sited in, or adjacent to, areas of outstanding mountain scenery.

All have alpine bunks with foam mattresses requiring only a sleeping bag. Cooking, lighting & heating facilities are provided as an integral part of a modest nightly charge.

Please refer to individual huts for current charges.

Bookings should be made, with few exceptions, through Club Secretaries. Popular times in certain huts may have to be booked well in advance, so check for availability. (In the case of the CIC Hut on Ben Nevis, bookings have to be made a year in advance for the popular winter season.)