The Eagle Ski Club

The Eagle Ski Club is the UK's largest and most active ski touring and ski mountaineering club, with over 1300 members.

The club touring programme has over 60 ski trips a year, ranging from day tours and hut to hut tours in the Alps to ski expeditions further afield. Some are led by club members and others by professional guides. The programme also offers instructional courses to improve off-piste ski technique and to learn and improve other ski touring and mountaineering techniques - including avalanche awareness.

The club also runs a series of UK events, including Scottish skiing weekend meets (January to March); summer weekend meets for walking and climbing; and lectures and other social events. These events provide an excellent opportunity to meet other ski-tourers and plan future trips.

For more information about the club see Membership Benefits and How to Join, or if you would like to learn more about the sport see Introduction to Ski touring and Ski mountaineering.

Summer Meets 2017

Summer Meets

The club's summer meets are a great way to get away for a few days, meet old friends, get to know other Eagles and start making plans for next winter.  New members are particularly welcome.

Glencoe 16-19 June

This is a long weekend meeting with 10 places booked (and filling up fast) in the SMC Hut (Lagangarbh) which is ideally placed below Buachaille Etive Mor, at the top end of Glencoe. The cost is £10 per person per night. 

Lakes 30 June - 2 July 

This joint meet with the ASC, held at the Robertson Lamb Hut in Great Langdale, is well established and provides great opportunities for fell walking, scrambling or rock climbing from a very convenient base. The dates can be extended on request e.g. to arrive on the Thursday and leave on the Monday morning.

Swanage 30 June - 2 July 

This is a joint camping meet with the Alpine Club at Acton Fields Campsite, Swanage, Dorset. This campsite is only open to the general public at certain times of year, otherwise only to clubs. It costs £6.00 per person per night and is located within easy reach of excellent coastal climbing, walking and biking. There is beach access a couple of miles away and there will be a BBQ on Saturday night.

Leaders Meet, Plas y Brenin 6 - 8 Oct

Anyone with an interest in leading or coordinating a club tour is welcome to attend. Please contact Phil Jardine to book a place.

Mountain Biking Weekend October (Dates TBC)

Steve Goulden is organising a mountain biking weekend based around the (in)famous 7 Stanes circuits in Dumfries and Galloway. Accommodation will be in one of the local bunkhouses. If interested then please contact Steve Goulden directly and give some idea of your preferred dates around October 2017. 

ESC Yearbooks Online

The club yearbooks from 2016 back to 2005 are online and provide a very useful resource for researching and planning trips. In addition, the yearbooks from 2004 to 1992 have online indexes, but you'll need to have a paper copy of those yearbooks to actually read the articles (eventually all of the articles will be moved online).

There are various ways to search the yearbooks, the list of yearbooks by year, with their content pages is here. You can also search for articles by region (e.g. Vanoise, Silvretta, Albula Alps etc) or search through the articles for a specific word or phrase (e.g. to find references to a specific hut).

To access the online yearbooks you need to be a club member and logged into the website.