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.

New Routes

All new route information published in the journal since 2003 can be found on the New Routes page.

Guidebook Updates

You can find updates to some of our Climbers' Guides on their pages.

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...

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.