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.

We're in the process of updating this site, and so we apologise if some of the links and other stuff don't work so well. Normal service will be resumed shortly!

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.

1 December: Club Sunday

15 December: Club Sunday

23 November: 40th Anniversary Ceilidh, Piping Centre, Glasgow

21-23 February: Burns Supper weekend, Inverie, Braemer

8-10 May: Club weekend, Sligachan, Skye


Wednesday evenings: Glasgow Climbing Centre, Ibrox.

*Non-members are very welcome. Please contact the club secretary:

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