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.

Outer Hebrides


The comprehensive SMC Outer Hebrides climbers’ guide covers adventurous sea cliff climbing, mountain routes and roadside crags in Lewis, Harris and Barra, the uninhabited islands of Sandray, Pabby, Mingulay and Berneray, as well as the remote cliffs of St Kilda. With almost 2,500 routes from...

Highland Scrambles South


2017. This guide describes some of the best scrambles and easy rock climbs to be found in Scotland (outwith Skye and the Northern Highlands). The guide describes 215 routes in The Cairngorms, Lochnagar, Ben Nevis & The Mamores, Glen Coe & Glen Etive, Knoydart, Ardgour & Ardnamurchan, Creag Meagaidh & Ben Alder, Southern Highlands, Southern Uplands...

Mountaineering in Scotland: Years of Change


2017. From Ken Crocket, author of Mountaineering in Scotland - The Early Years, come the next instalment of Mountaineering history for Scotland. This second volume covers the period from 1914 to 1971. It was a period when there were many changes in the equipment and practice of climbing in summer and winter, and there was a significant rise in the...

The Munros


2013 Revised Edition. This revision of the Scottish Mountaineering Club's definitive hillwalkers' guidebook to the Munros reflects the recent demotion of Beinn a' Chlaidheim in the Fisherfield Hills, reducing the total number of Munros to 282. In addition, descriptions and maps throughout the book have been comprehensively revised to reflect...

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.)