The SMC has a long history of providing support to the broad community of Scottish mountaineers, and in 1962 we set up the Scottish Mountaineering Trust. It was a way of channelling profits from our growing guidebook sales back into Scottish mountaineering. The Trust went from strength to strength, and in the past 30 years has donated £1.6 million to good causes that include mountain training, mountain rescue, path repairs and mountain huts. Nowadays it raises a growing part of its income from donations and bequests from generous supporters.
The SMT is a charity registered in Scotland. The Club nominates its trustees, while receiving support from the Trust for aspects of its work that benefit all mountaineers -- such as investment in its own mountain huts, and the recording of new climbs,
You can find out more about who the SMT has helped, and how you can support its charitable work, here.