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The Carn Dearg Mountaineering Club has members across Scotland and the UK. Members participate in many outdoor activities including hill walking, rock climbing, winter climbing, ski touring, sea kayaking and mountain biking. The club runs regular monthly weekend trips to some of Scotland’s most spectacular mountain areas.
Travel to venues is normally by private car sharing. Accommodation for weekend meets is normally within mountaineering club huts or independent bunkhouses. During the summer some weekend meets involve camping or the use of open bothies.
The club has approximately 60 members of all ages and experience, from this a smaller core of keen members are usually present on the meets. The club’s home town is Dundee but members are now spread across Scotland and England. Most weekend meets will include members from the Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee areas.
Activities are informally organised with small groups doing different activities on the meets. There are no set activities, members and guests will decide themselves what they wish to do, but club officials will be able to give advice on suitable routes and will always ensure that inexperienced members and guests have at least one experienced member within their group.
We use a Yahoo! group to keep members updated on club activities and also have a Facebook page that is used by members.
The meets are lighthearted and friendly and the club characters always ensure there’s never a dull moment whatever the weather.