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Examples of Recent Meets     

At Meets a variety of activities may take place, with groups of members deciding their own options after general discussion of weather and conditions.  Some members rock climb to a high standard, others prefer mountain routes and scrambling.  Experience contributes to winter activities. 
The extracts below aim to show that we may or may not go out in a single group, members and guests tend to 'mix and match' depending on inclination and the weather.  There is no 'led' activity.  Some days are long, over 12 hours, on other days there is time to climb and enjoy a swim. Winter can be superb, views can be stunning or atmospheric, rain can be annoying, the midges are best avoided ......

July 2023 - Alps meet 

Having fun with sunshine and 'oh those views'!
Starting at top: on way to Weissmies, Weissmies summit'
Dri Horlini traverse, Allalinhorn summit, Jegihorn via Alpendurst (14 pitch sports climb).


June 2023 Skill Meet and 'on the rock'

Great tuition from our professionals, and superb climbing in sunshine. Thanks to Elaine for organising, great weekend.


June 2023 A photo shoot - not a usual Meet!

Page 3 girls in the Stirling Observer, 7 July 23!

About a century ago, Robert McNeil produced an image of 17 men around a geological curiosity on Craigmaddie Muir, north of Glasgow, known locally as “The Auld Wives’ Lifts”....
Roll on 100 years and Strathblane Heritage, challenged the women of the Ladies Scottish Climbing Club to recreate the image......
Click for interesting full article.
(Photo courtesy of Stevi Jackson)

'Convert' then to now! Click this link, pause, then 'slide smoothly' from old to new!   (It may not work on all devices).


May 2023 Rum and Reiff

The long May days - Atmospheric on Askival, views at Guirdil

Sea views at Reiff and interesting routes


Easter 2023 Strontian

What super weather, Ben Haint, western most hill, gives superb outlook to the islands. Groups scrambled on Garbh Bheinn, walked on craggy Corbetts and Grahams, those summit views!  and all enjoyed evening chat and food.
[In order below: Ben Haint; Beinn Mheodhoin;  Garbh Beinn scramble; Carn na Nathrach; up to Creah Bheinn; Carn na Nathrach next day!]



March 2023 Torridon

Would we make it with those snow showers 'to low levels' on the roads? Yes ! - and enjoyed the w/e.


Feb 2023 Blackrock and the snow

Winter conditions, giving an appetite for the excellent communal meal!

Jan 2023

Mid-week sociable walk past Antonine wall, Croy hill and Silvanus the centurion. 
Next weekend at Blackrock - more atmospheric.


Nov AGM walk 2022

Social stroll to Steall bridge for a spot of fun....


July 2022 

Ladies out enjoying mountain multipitches - including Quiver Rib, Agag's Groove, Crypt Route and many more.




May/June 2022

Onto the hills and crags in different parts of Scotland, from different huts, with plenty of daylight.



Easter 2022

Clear with some sunshine - groups made use of Friday afternoon to ascend a wee Graham beyond Alligan, while the coordinator nipped up her last Munro! On Sat a group ascended Beinn Dearg and along the ridge, while others set off for Applecross and the Bealach na Ba and Sgurr a'Chaorachain then a rough traverse east over to Beinn Bhan.  Dinner was appreciated by all.  Sunday included a coastal walk with typical Torridon scrambling. A superb meet.
  Beinn Dearg approach, scramble and up to the summit -coastal view.               

January snow 2022

From Ronnan, Burns w/e:  into the hills, atmospheric ridge gives an appetite for dinner, then sunshine at the summit.

From Blackrock, mid Jan:  Various winter activities including an ascent of No 3 Gully on Ben Nevis, the smiles at the top.

December delights in late 2021

'Probably my best December hill day ever'.  Off at dawn, back at dusk, sunshine and cloud inversion on Ring of Steall.

Also a stunning day on D Gully Buttress & Curved Ridge

Autumn maintenance at Huts and views

A delight to meet up with members again at our huts. Some of the views interesting! Blackrock water 'cleaning' and the sunset.

Milehouse views and growth

Spring and into summer 2021

More lockdown, but after the end of April we had limited use of our huts to members and out came the cameras.

Tower Ridge from CIC Hut and looking back to the view. 

Aonach Eagach on Open Meet.  Last Graham from Helmsdale.

Spring & Summer 2020 

Did Covid-19 Lockdown and restrictions deter us?  No way!  Some members could walk onto hills or green spaces.  Others inspected local maps, found hitherto unknown trig points, carved bears, bluebell woods and more in urban areas. 
Once we were able to travel, wild camping provided 'away' accommodation - low level, with bikes, or high on the Cairngorm plateau.  Then it was on with our usual activities: walking, scrambling, climbing.
 Remote camp for early start to Beinn Bhreac.  Scrambling on Lurcher's Crag, from Milehouse

Later our huts opened for Members - with Mini Meets.

  Opinan slabs near Ronnan and   Blue sky near Ronnan Mini Meet

A stunning Skye Meet at Coruisk, Sept 2019

Where to go from Coruisk?  Up the Dubh slabs of course and onto the ridge.


Arran early May 2019

Stunning clear views if a touch chilly on the summits - those glorious ridges from the north. Then the way ahead via the sweep left then right… into the distance.


 The purists on the A’Chir ridge …blue sky ... Scotland at its best.


Alps summer 2018

Over the years the Club had a variety of Alpine meets.  This summer we were at Saas Grund. Initial acclimatisation included; walking to the Britannia Hut, up to Hohsaas 4,000 m peak trail, the Jegihorn klettersteig - all over 300 m, and some cragging at Zum Kapellenweg.


Then routes included: the walk/scramble to the Mischabel Hut for the Ulrichshorn (3925m); the traverse of the Weissmies (4023m) in perfect conditions, see photo; towards the Allalinhorn (4027m) by the Hohlaub glacier and back to Britannia Hut; another klettersteig on the Mittaghorn added to the fun. A later trip to Allalinhorn summit.
In-between, some multi-pitch routes near SAAS Almagell; walked nature trails; cragged at the amazing Feechi gorge only 10 minutes walk from the campsite; and 2 who had bikes did cycle runs. Enjoyed by members, prospectives and friends alike.

Easter on Skye 2018 - more winter than spring

Various hills climbed in snow conditions on Friday by members 'on the way' north.
Saturday, two members set off for a Graham on the Trotternish ridge and enjoyed the views.  A larger group traversed over Belig to Garbh-bheinn with mixed rock and hard snow, crampons essential.  While two others investigated ice climbing conditions.


On the Sunday, a group traversed Glamaig from the north meeting others coming up over Beinn Dearg Mhor.  Two members climbed up to Sgurr nan Gillean with its interesting 'mixed rock and snow' scramble to the summit.
Three ice climbers went up Nicholson Chimney (III, alt leads) W ridge to Sgurr nan Gillean and down via SE Ridge returning in the dark, see photo to right (or below for mobile phone screen).  A great Easter Meet.

Ronnan Cottage   August 2017

The climbing from Ronnan can be superb -
On Friday two members tackled Baosbheinn, while another went up Beinn Airigh Charr, with a river crossing giving pause for thought - but where there is a will there is a way! Three others went in search of rock to climb, eventually climbing Neptune’s Wall at Slaggan (Gob a’ Gheodha).

More members arrived on Friday night. On Saturday a keen climbing party set out for Slaggan cliffs (at Gob a’ Gheodha) again, this time by the lovely walk in from Mellon Charles. Five climbed all day in glorious sunshine at Atlantic Avenue and had a go at anything between Diff and E1 (the former soloed, the latter on a toprope, and the in between in the usual manner). Those who had long walks on Friday opted for a gentler time, and walked over from Slaggan spending the afternoon sunbathing. The icing on the cake (for some) was a swim at Slaggan Bay.


On Sunday with indifferent weather, some made an ascent of Meall a’Ghiubhais. While others set off for the through walk from Gruinard Bay to Loch na Sealga and back along the Gruinard River. Two managed a few routes at Jetty Buttress.

Rum in May - and the Cullin ridge

Members arrived on the afternoon of a heat wave at 26 C, so opted for a cooler late pm walk to Barkeval to view the Rum Cullin ridge, read more....


Links to a few articles of interest:

Poems to celebrate 'events'

Kathy Murgatroyd:  Continuous round of Munros (first woman/LSCC)

Also see History pages

The shy Edelweiss
 - an Alpine delight

A quick way down to Cummingston


Via Ferrata: past Alpine Meet

Along the ridge in summer

Getting across at 'own risk'

Wed Oct 21
Weekday walk, Oct 2021
A cycle in and Munro

Sgurr a'Mhuilinn and Meallan nan Uan, Strathconnon
We were allowed to travel nearby, Nov 2020

... from Mellon Charles

Atmospheric views
 Kintail May 2019

Rummey Nicholsons gully

What is your top tip for a new member of the club?
Come along on lots of meets and get to know members. There is so much history in the club and lots of really interesting people with great stories to tell. I've found everyone in the club really welcoming, so hopefully you will too.

Elsie Riley

Ardverikie wall on a summer's day


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