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updated 18 Dec 2018


Following a substantial grant from the National Lottery the club has a large amount of  new, quality equipment, including technical ice-axes and crampons. Members wishing to get a taste for more advanced mountaineering techniques can kit themselves out for most of our activities, including rock and ice-climbing, and benefit from the wealth of experience of other club members.  On the other hand the gear-monsters among you might like to just carry some of it around all day just for the hell of it.  We also have maps, guide books and emergency-shelters.


Quotable quotes.........“Crampons: These are unnecessary on British mountains. They encourage a slovenly technique and they may lead an incompetent party into an impossible situation from which they can neither advance nor retreat.” J.E.Q Barford in ‘Climbing in Britain’ (1946).

Contact John Kay, 'Equipment Secretary' for further information and gear bookings although a seasonal selection of equipment makes an appearance on the weekend meets.  All available equipment is listed below.  Small loan charges apply to allow us to maintain this valuable resource.

John Kay
01592 760132

General Climbing Equipment
2x 35 litre rucksacks Helmet - Petzl x2
3x Shelters Helmet - Phoenix
Sleeping Mat Rock boots - sizes 4,6,8,9
2x First Aid Kit Wires x2 racks
Compasses x 4 Type 4 Nut key x2
2x Head-torch & AA battery holder Friends 1-9
Stove - gas Hot Shot Slings 8' x4
Pan set - Vango Slings 4' x4
  Quick-draws x6
Winter Gear Screwgates x6
Walking axe - 24 inch x3 Snap-links x 20
Axe - 20 inch Hexes - sizes 6-11
Crampons - semi strap-on x3 Cams 1-9
Crampons - strap-on large x4 Belay plate
Crampons - strap-on small x3 Harness x4
  Child's Harness x1
Ice Climbing Harness x2 Granite
DMM Alien Axe  
DMM Alien Hammer  
Cassin Technical axe  
Cassin Technical hammer  
Ice hammer x2  
Dead-men x5  
Pitons x3  
Ice screw 19cm x2  
Ice screw 17cm  
Ice screw 23cm  
Ice screw 12cm  


Maps Books & CDs
Loch Assynt 15 Art of Navigation CD
Beinn Dearg 20 Knots for Climbing
Glen Affric 25 Navigation
Glen Shiel 33  
South Skye 32 Guides
Aviemore 36 x2 Northern Highlands 1 &2
Glenfinnan 40 Northern Outcrops
Ben Nevis 41 x2 Northeast Outcrops
Glen Garry 42 Ben Nevis
Braemar 43 x2 Glencoe
Glen Clova 44 Cairngorms 1 & 2
Loch Tay 51 x2 Skye & Hebrides 1 & 2
Loch Etive 50 Arran & Southern Outcrops
Crief 52 Lowland Outcrops
Kingussie 35  
Loch Lomond 56  
Stirling 57