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External links

The links below are provided for information only. They must not be taken as any indication of endorsement by CBMC either of the organisations represented or of the content of the websites. CBMC is not responsible for the content of any external websites. 

External web pages can be removed or their contents change without notice. 

General hillwalking and mountaineering

Mountaineering Scotland is the voice of Scottish hill walkers and mountaineers. Benefits include a regular magazine, discounts at various shops and other businesses, public liability insurance and access to BMC travel insurance.  CBMC members are registered as members of MS. 

The British Mountaineering Council represents hill walkers and climbers throughout Britain. One major benefit for members is access to a travel insurance scheme that is tailored for these types of activities. MS members can also access the scheme.


Weather forecasts


There are loads of webcams dotted around Scotland and the UK, which can be useful in gauging the latest conditions on the hills and elsewhere. They are maintained by a diverse range of organisations and individuals, and so you should always check that what you're looking at is up-to-date.

Routes, blogs, etc.

There are many websites offering routes, blogs and reports about Scottish hills, including;


Training courses, guides, etc.


Climbing walls

  • glasgowclimbingcentre.comThe Glasgow Climbing Centre is based in Ibrox. 

  •  - Located in the entrance area of Intu next to the Braehead shopping centre.

  •  - Snow Factor, ice climbing wall, is based at Intu next to the Braehaed shopping centre. 

  • EICA The Edinburgh International Climbing Arena is based in Ratho, west of Edinburgh.

  • - Two venues in Glasgow: Maryhill for roped climbing and bouldering, Kinning Park for bouldering only.


Retail therapy


Hostels and other accommodation


CBMC have stayed at the following hostels:


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