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.

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 


4 March:  Ben Nevis

6 March: Stob Ghabhar

20 March: Club Sunday

1 April: AGM, Old Library, Kilbarchan

3 April: Club Sunday

1 April: AGM, Old Library, Kilbarchan

13-15 May: Club Weekend, Fort William Youth Hostel

*We're always happy to welcome new members. Please contact the club secretary: cairnban@gmail.com

Stuart McKie, Stob Ghabhar, 6 March 2022

Some days are just great but this was an absolute pleasure, thanks for a great day everyone.....I'm shattered right enough! 

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Stuart Mckie, Skye weekend, 1-3 October 2021

After a long and testing period for all of us the first post COVID club weekend took place at a very familiar location, the always challenging Isle of Skye. On this occasion we ventured away from our usual hostels and took up residence in the ‘Skye Basecamp Climber’s Hostel’ in Broadford. Read more...

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