Weekend meets

Throughout the year the club has a programme of weekend meets (usually in climbing huts, although occasionally camping) on average once a month. Members wanting to book on a weekend meet should contact James Dalgarno.

Payment of hut fees:

  • for non-JMCS hut fees ask the contact person how to pay;
  • for JMCS hut fees, either pay hut fees to the contact person, ideally on the meet itself, or make a bank transfer to the JMCS club bank account using as a reference a specific code for the meet which the contact person or James can give you.

Please pay the fees as soon as possible after the meet. This will reduce the amount of time the contact person (usually James) has to spend collecting money.

Booking policy: see the meets booking policy for information on how long before a meet you may book, and also the club policy on cancellations.

Guests: a member may bring a non-member as a guest to at most two meets - see the meets booking policy.

2024 weekend meets

The currently booked meets are below.

Start date End date Venue Notes
27 Jan 28 Jan The Cabin
17 Feb 18 Feb The Cabin
2 Mar 3 Mar The Cabin
16 Mar 17 Mar The Cabin
23 Mar 24 Mar CIC hut Ben Nevis.   6 places
13 Apr 14 Apr The Cabin
27 Apr 28 Apr Salving House, Borrowdale FRCC hut, Lakes Rock
13 May 18 May Glen Brittle Memorial Hut, Skye Midweek hut meet.
NB the hut is booked for the nights of Mon-Fri, 13-17 May, so with suitable travel arrangements the days of 13-18 would be available.

In addition, Mon 20 May is the Edinburgh Victoria day local holiday. So, if anyone on the hut meet wants to stay in Glen Brittle for longer there would be the option of camping in the Glen Brittle campsite.
18 May 20 May Glen Brittle camp site, Skye Long weekend camping meet, Saturday - Monday
(Edinburgh Victoria day local holiday).
This could be either stand-alone, or a continuation of the above midweek hut meet.
1 June 2 June Lagangarbh, Glencoe
22 Jun 24 Jun The Smiddy The far North, Long evenings
13 Jul 14 Jul Brackenclose, Wasdale FRCC hut, West Lakes & Scafell (before English holidays)
17 Aug 18 Aug The Cabin Last of the long evenings
14 Sep 15 Sep Birkness Barn, Buttermere FRCC hut
12 Oct 14 Oct The Smiddy Fab autumn Colour, long evenings by the open fire
23 Nov 24 Nov TBC AGM
14 Dec 15 Dec The Cabin Early Snow?
28 Dec 02 Jan The Cabin New Year


  • For standard weekend meets the dates in the above table are for the Saturday and Sunday of the weekend, but of course, unless otherwise stated, the venue will be booked for the preceding Friday and Saturday nights.
    Similarly for meets which are not standard weekend meets, although there might be a clarification in the notes.
  • Cabin and Smiddy meets are usually available on Thursday and Sunday nights, in addition to Friday and Saturday - check with James or the hut custodian.