The Alpine Club, the world’s first mountaineering club, was founded in 1857.  For over 150 years, members have been at the leading edge of worldwide mountaineering development and exploration. 

With membership, experienced and aspiring alpinists benefit from a varied meets programme, regional lectures with notable guest speakers, reduced rates at many alpine huts, opportunity to apply for grants to support expeditions, significant discounts at many UK retailers, extensive networking contacts, access to the AC Library and maps - and more! 

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Scottish Isles 2019
From Friday 17 May 2019
To Tuesday 28 May 2019
Contact Nicholas Smith
Friday 17 May 2019
A chance to visit Arran and the Black Cuillin of Skye, with some nights at the remote Coruisk hut, and an initial weekend in Glencoe. This will be a small meet with 10 places, and seeks to combine the Arran and Skye meets of previous years, and take advantage of the UK’s most mountainous terrain with scrambling and rock climbing of all grades. 
The Black Cuillin and the Arran Granite have some of the finest scenery and mountaineering in the UK, and offer some of our best routes available to all level of climber. For most, Glencoe is en route to Skye, so the first weekend will provide a chance to enjoy climbing in the most famous of all Highland Glens. 
Book early!  The small number of places will go fast. Lift shares available. There is the option to join for all or part of this meet.
Contact: Nicholas Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Fri 17 May stay at Alex McIntyre 2hrs drive from Glasgow (£13 pppn)
Sat 18 May Alex MacIntyre. Climbing in Glen Coe or the Ben
Sun 19 May Alex MacIntyre. Climbing in Glen Coe or the Ben
Mon 20 May 3hrs drive to Elgol for ferry to Coruisk, Skye. Arrive Coruisk Hut
Tues 21 May Coruisk Hut
Wed 22 May Coruisk Hut
Thurs 23 May Coruisk Hut
Fri 24 May Coruisk Hut
Sat 25 May depart Coruisk Hut early take ferry to Elgol and drive (5hrs) to Clanoaig for 1620 or 1740 ferry to Lochranza, Arran, and head to May Glen Rosa campsite / bunkhouse. Ferry is £9.70 for a car, and £2.90 per person.
Sun 26 May Glen Rosa campsite (£5 per person per night) / bunkhouse (£25 per person per night)
Mon 27 May May Glen Rosa campsite / bunkhouse 
Tues 28 May depart Arran.  Ferry Brodick to Ardrossan. Ferry is £15.55 for a car, and £3.90 per person and needs booking well in advance.
A deposit of £50 is payable to secure a place.
Accommodation cost £104 pp for 11 nights (or £164 if bunkhouse in Arran, which is currently available - book direct). This may vary a little if all places not taken. 10 places available.
Alex Macyntyre Hut
The Alex MacIntyre Memorial Hut sleeps 16 and is located between Glencoe and Fort William, at North Ballachulish, in the Western Highlands. It is ideally located for walkers and climbers wishing to explore Ben Nevis and Glencoe.
Coruisk Hut, Isle of Skye
Accessed by boat from Elgol, the remote Coruisk hut is ideally situated for excursions to Sgurr na Stri (recommended), Druim nan Ramh, The Dubhs, Gars-bheinn and the more demanding traverse of the Cuillin Ridge. Rock climbing of all grades is found nearby. On less energetic days one might include low level walks around Loch na Cuilce, where there are many seals and other forms of wildlife, or around Loch Coruisk, where the scenery is most dramatic with the black rocks plunging into the watery depths.  The building is self contained and sleeps 9 persons in bunks within the main room. 
Glen Rosa Campsite, Arran
The convenient (although very basic) Glen Rosa campsite is ideally situated for easy access to the excellent mountaineering and rock climbing objectives in Glen Rosa and so this will be the base for the meet. Those with a more flexible budget can book themselves into the Brodick bunkhouse with a more luxurious price tag to match!