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North-west highlands : Scottish Mountaineering Club hillwalkers' guide

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Dave Broadhead; Alec Keith; Ted Maden
Date Published
250 x 176 mm
Number of Pages
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The Scottish Mountaineering Club was formed in Glasgow in 1889, as a result of correspondence in the Glasgow Herald initiated by William W. Naismith. Although other Scottish clubs existed at this time, such as the Cairngorm Club, these had only local membership and limited technical aspirations. By contrast, the founder members of the SMC included a good number who already had Alpine experience and wished to use their skills in their native country.

In the early 1960s the SMC formed a charitable trust, the Scottish Mountaineering Trust. Part funded by revenue from the SMC's guidebooks, the Trust has given support to many projects over the years, including to the National Trust for Scotland and of the John Muir Trust and to footpath maintenance projects generally. The Trust also supports Mountaineering Scotland.


Publisher's website 2018

An essential guidebook to the northern part of Scotland for all walkers and climbers. The book covers a vast area from the Great Glen to the North Coast. Comprehensive coverage of the Munros, Corbetts, Grahams and other hills; including Ardnamurchan, Knoydart, Applecross, Torridon, the Fannaichs, Coigach and Assynt. Fully illustrated in colour with detailed maps and sections on history, fauna, flora, geology and land use. Hardback, 352 pages.

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