Charles Inglis Clark (C.I.C.) Memorial Hut

SMC Huts Closed 18th March 2020

Due to the spread of Covid 19 the SMC has decided to close all of its huts forthwith. If you have an outstanding booking please contact the custodian through whom it was made. If you have a further query you can contact the Secretary

Arguably the only alpine-style mountain hut in the UK, the C.I.C. hut provides shelter from some extremely harsh weather.

The hut was erected in 1928/9 by Dr and Mrs Inglis Clark in memory of their son Charles Inglis Clark who was killed in action in the 1914-1918 War. The original building was extensively refurbished and extended between 2008 and 2012.

The approach to the hut -obviously- involves travel in mountainous terrain. Users of the hut, especially in Winter, should ensure they are suitably equiped and skilled for the conditions.

The most direct approach to the hut is from the Foresty Commission Scotland's North Face car park near Torlundy. Follow the way-marked North Face Trail then continue, approximately south-eastward, briefly on a track and then onto a good path that roughly shadows the Allt a'Mhuillin.

There are a few power socket outlets in the hut that can be used for mobile phone chargers and other low power appliances. Mobile (though not necessarily 3G) reception for all major networks can be found on the downhill (north-west) side of the hut.

The hut is in high demand throughout the winter season, bookings should be made well in advance to secure bunks.

Latest reports from the CIC hut can be found on its Facebook page:

Hut Availability

This availability calendar is not updated in real-time so is indicative only. Enquires to stay in the hut must always be made in advance by contacting the custodian who will also be able to advise on minimum group size.

Last updated: 29 May 2020


Facilities and Booking

pppn £20 (December - April); £15 (May - November)

24 in one dormitory (including 6 members' spaces)

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Cooking and heating are by propane gas, lighting is electric (wind turbine). The hut has a drying room and composting toilets (for hut occupants' use only). Water is taken from the outside standpipe.

Applications to stay at the hut should be addressed to the Honorary Custodian: Robin Clothier

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