Dedicated to hillwalking, climbing

and mountaineering in Scotland

Cairn Ban Mountaineering Club (CBMC) was formed in 1981. We are based in Kilbarchan (south-west of Glasgow), but 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 summiteer and a mountain rescue team member). Some, due to family and other commitments, venture out only a few times each year, while others get out on the hills nearly every weekend  (and on days in between as well!).

We are affiliated to Mountaineering Scotland, which gives members access to huts, insurance and other benefits.

A selection of reports, musings and general nonsense from the club archives.

Links to webcams in Scotland to help you assess conditions in the mountains.

We're back!

Covid-related travel restrictions have been lifted (permanently, we hope), and we are free to return to the hills. The club will resume its  programme of activities in the autumn, and in the meantime club members looking to climb favourite hills and explore new ones.

We invite you to browse our website, and if you need any further information, you may contact us via