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MURRAY, William Hutchison (1913-1996) Mountaineer and Writer

One of Scotland’s foremost mountaineers and author of many books on Scottish subjects but particularly on climbing, including his classic Mountaineering in Scotland, first published in 1947.

Alexander Mitchell Kellas (1868-1921)

Born in Aberdeen, Scotland, Kellas was a pioneering Himalayan climber who made at least ten first ascents of peaks over 6,100 m (20,000 ft). From 1911 to 1930, he held the world summit record of 7.128 m (23,386 ft) for Pauhunri, Sikkim, which was the highest peak conquered at that time. He was the first to use Sherpas, but is probably best remembered today for his important studies and experiments on the effects of  great heights on human physiology.

Caleb’s List

From a list compiled in the 19th century by Edinburgh schoolmaster and climber Caleb George Cash. Climbing the Scottish Mountains Visible from Arthur’s Seat. By Kellan MacInnes, published by Luath Press Ltd.

Dave Macleod

Lochaber based Scottish climber who has pioneered many new highly difficult routes.

Dougal Haston (1940-1977)

Dr Hamish MacInnes

Jimmy Marshall

Ladies Scottish Climbing Club (LSCC)

It is the oldest all-women’s mountaineering club in existence, with continuous records going back to its foundation in 1908.

Mountain Bothies Association

This is a Scottish registered charity which maintains about 100 shelters in some of the remoter parts of the UK.

MUNRO, Sir Hugh Thomas (1856-1919)

Co-founder and first president of the Scottish Mountaineering Club. He measured and categorised Scotland’s 284 peaks over 3,000 feet. Some recent re-measuring using advanced techniques has re-classified two peaks as slightly under Munro height, and consequently in 2013 there are now 282 Munros.

PHILLIPS, Robbie (Climber)


RAEBURN, Harold (1865-1926)

Born in Edinburgh, he was one of Scotland’s finest climbers pioneering many new routes.

Robin Smith

Sandy Allan

In the summer of 2012, Sandy from Newtonmore, accompanied by Rick Allen from Aberdeen, both alpinists, successfully made the first ascent of Nanga Parbat via the Mazeno Ridge, the longest ridge on any 8,000m peak.” The ¬†ultimate endurance challenge” and one of the most coveted goals left in the Himalaya. This led to them being awarded the internationally recognised climbing award ” The Piolet D’or” ( “The Golden Ice Axe”).

The Mountaineering Council of Scotland

The principle organisation concerned with climbing and hillwalking in Scotland. It provides essential education on all aspects of the sport.

The Scottish Mountaineering Cub (SMC)

Founded in 1889, they produce the definitive Climbers’ Guides to Scotland’s mountains and outcrops, the authoritative guide to Munros and guides for hillwalkers and scramblers in Scotland.

Two Scot’s climbers conquer the notorious Eiger North Face

30th August 2015 – Willis Morris from Glasgow and Robbie Phillips from Edinburgh successfully climbed the Eiger’s North Face over a gruelling four day period using the treacherous Paciencia, the hardest route to the 13,020ft summit. Only a handful of fearless climbers have completed the same route.

Scottish Achievement, Influence & Heritage is a work in progress