to Cairn Ban Mountaineering Club
Cairn Ban Mountaineering Club (CBMC) was formed in 1980. We are based in Kilbarchan, near Glasgow, but today our members live much dispersed throughout the central belt of Scotland and far beyond.
We have a very mixed membership, from relative novices who like to walk in the security of a group, to experienced climbers and mountaineers, including an Everest summitteer. The club organises regular Sunday outings and weekend trips during the winter months, and members meet and arrange other events throughout the rest of the year as well, including foreign trips and regular sessions at climbing walls and outdoor crags.
We are affiliated to Mountaineering Scotland, which gives members access to huts, insurance and other benefits.
John McGill, Glen Affric, 6 June 2022
Fab weekend in Glen Affric. Friday evening walk in to Altbeith. Saturday up onto the ridge over An Socach, Mam Sodhall (diversion for it’s two Munro tops), Carn Eighe & out along the ridge towards Tom a Choinnich, camping on top 1131. Sunday morning woke to a great inversion. Continued along the ridge to Tom & Toll. Jamie & Andy added on the remote Beinn Fiondlaidh & missed the two diversion Munro tops.
Following the easing of Covid restrictions, the Club has resumed its programme of activities as listed on the Diary and Events page, or for more information you may contact us via
13-15 May: Glen Nevis
6 June: Geln Affric
Fortnightly Club Sundays are due to start in September. More details in due course.
28-30 October: Club Weekend, Marr Cottage, Inverey, Braemar
Blogs and special reports
Fab weekend in Glen Affric. Friday evening walk in to Altbeith. Saturday up onto the ridge over An Socach, Mam Sodhall. Read more...
A small but select band gathered at Glen Nevis Youth Hostel for this year's may weekend. I have to say, a great place to stay: modern and purpose-built with en-suite bedrooms. Read more...
Club Weekend, Glen Nevis, 13-15 May 2022
A small but select band gathered at Glen Nevis Youth Hostel for this year's may weekend. I have to say, a great place to stay: modern and purpose-built with en-suite bedrooms, great drying room and kitchen, and all the space you'd ever want to eat and socalise in. You can even buy a pint if you can't be bothered to walk the 50 yards down the road to the pub. ...and the location, of course!
So, Saturday dawned and one group went up the glen to climb Sgurr Coinnich Mor...