Club diary and events
Cairn Ban organises most of its programme during the winter months. The main activities are our fortnightly Club Sundays, when we meet up to climb a local hill, usually a Munro. The club also organises Club Weekends during the year.
Club members meet up throughout the year as well, to climb hills, climb walls, go on bike rides... Recent overseas trips include the Slovenia and Norway, as well as alpine treks to Mont Blanc and others.
Check out the members' reports pages to see what we get up to.
Basecamp Hostel, Skye: The Saddle, Sgurr na Sgine; Beinn Sgritheall; Glamaig; A'Glas Bheinn
Ben Cleuch, Ben Ever, Andrteww Gannell Hill (Ochils)
Ben Lawers, Bheinn Glas
Hudderstone (Southern Uplands)
Old Library, Kilbarchan
Fort William Youth Hostel
On Creise, looking out onto Rannoch Moor. March 2019
We meet fortnightly on Sunday from mid-September to mid-May.
We usually decide where to go (usually a Munro) in the week before, or even on the morning when we meet. This gives us flexibility in our destination, depending on the weather and if anyone has any particular preferences. Also, unlike some other clubs, for club outings we simply use our own cars and share lifts and petrol costs. This is the cheapest option, it means too that we aren’t watching the time because a driver is waiting, and it suits people who need to come and go a different way or at different times.
We have three Club Weekends a year, usually in October, February and May, which allow us to get further afield, bag more Munros and enjoy each others' company. Favourite destinations are Skye and Torridon (obviously), but we have stayed at Inchnadamph, Ballater, Kinlochleven, Knoydart, Ossian and other places recently too.
Midsummer walk and bivvy
The Club organises an overnight camp to mark the summer solstice. This is usually to a local landmark hill, and allows members to enjoy a long evening and spectacular sunset (weather permitting!) in the fresh air.
On the Aonach Eagach, January 2019
A small group meet regularly on Wednesday evenings at the Glasgow Climbing Centre, Ibrox, or at a local crag, depending on the time of year and the weather. There are occasional trips to other climbing venues further afield, both indoors and outdoors.
Christmas Dinner Night
Usually held in Glasgow - a.night for relaxation and no physical exertion!
We hold our AGM in Kilbarchan, in April. It's a good time to reminisce and review the past year. It's also an opportunity for members to have an input into the running of the club - and sometimes difficult decisions are made!
There are various other activities throughout the year, often organised by members on an ad-hoc basis.- to mark a compleation (Munros, Corbetts, Grahams...), overnight hut weekends, bike rides, overseas trips... All in all, even outside of the normal Club season, there is always something going on!