Scottish Meets

We are pleased to be able to publish the meets calendar for the 2021/22 season and are very hopeful of a good season's skiing. Of course we may still face restrictions due to Covid-19. To this end meets may have to be cancelled or substantially rearranged at short notice. Please refer to the club's statement in relation to Covid-19 and before deciding on whether to apply for a particular meet, please assess your own tolerance to the COVID-19 risks involved.

NOTE: For meets that are repeats from those cancelled last year you will have to book on again - meet leaders are not holding places from last season. There are some spaces on the calendar and it is possible to add one or two meets if you have ideas for this season. Additional to the specific meets we also feature the WhatsApp group with the intention of enabling members to link up at short notice when conditions look favourable.

Safety messaging

All participants on club meets are responsible for ensuring that they are adequately equipped and experienced to take responsibility for themselves in the mountain environment. This should include adequate clothing, emergency equipment, transceiver, shovel and probe (as required by the conditions). In addition they should familiarise themselves with the forecast weather and avalanche conditions and plan their outings accordingly.

While some Scottish meets may be led by mountain professionals, unguided trips operate under the principles of self-responsibility and with a collaborative ethos of "leadership of the group by the group". Participants should familiarise themselves with the Leading Meets in Scotland guidance. In addition, the group might wish to use the Scottish Route Card, to leave an external contact, details of intended route plus the names and "In Case of Emergency" contact details of the participants.

Dates Title Organiser Status Description
to Scottish Meets 2021 Whats App Group Emilia Crighton Available Given the uncertainties around Coronavirus Pandemic and the Scottish weather, a WhatsApp group is set up to allow members to organise peer led meets at very short notice.
to Cairngorms - Winter mountaineering skills for Ski-touring Hannah Burrows-Smith Completed Winter mountaineering skills training for ski-tourers wanting to progress into ski-mountaineering. A weekend course run in the Cairngorms.
to Emergency Outdoor First Aid Christine Watkins Completed A 16 hour, practical, scenario based course designed as an introduction to first aid in an outdoor or remote environment. The course is being provided for the Eagle Ski Club by a trainer from the British Association of Ski Patrolers.
to Corrour and Loch Ossian Simon Watts Completed Day tours in the hills around Loch Ossian with some brilliant peaks to ascend and descend in the area, including Ben Alder.
to Campervan meet - Braemar Christine Watkins Completed Taking advantage of your van and hopefully snow opportunities.
to Joint Meet with Edinburgh University Mountaineering Club Emily Taylor Cancelled Postponed until 2023
to Dinner Meet Tim Winther Available Scottish Dinner Meet – kilts optional, but dress casual, Balavil Hotel, Newtonmore
to Loch Tay long weekend Dee Gaffney and Roger Everett 2 Places Left 3-day self catering meet based on the shore of Loch Tay close to Killin
to Raeburn Hut Andrea Gregory Full A three day meet at the comfortable Raeburn Hut near Dalwhinnie.
to Navigation / Human Factors (Raeburn Hut Meet) James Thacker Full Winter Navigation and Human Factor (HF) Awareness for Ski-Tourers Two days training in winter navigation and Human Factors awareness for skiing activities. The Raeburn hut is ideally situated with access to Creag Meagaidh, the Northern Cairngorms and Feshie Hills
to Glen Sheil long week-end Christine Watkins Full Self Catering Meet in Glen Sheil
to Ski Camping Expedition Angus Armstrong Full Ski Camping trip: heading to the hills to find the best conditions
to Mar Lodge, Braemar, Cairngorms Andy Came 1 Place Left Stay in luxury at this historic NTS property on Royal Deeside. Always a popular meet with some great ski-ing in previous years.
to Roy Bridge Neil Thompson Full Hostel based meet with excellent access to the Grey Corries and the Aonachs
to Ski Performance Alison Thacker (being run by Gillian Parker) 1 Place Left The ethos and focus of this course is to bring together like-minded people to develop their off-piste skiing. You will be given simple yet effective tools to deal with the prevailing off-piste conditions, specific to your individual needs.
to Kincraig, Cairngorms Anne-Marie Nuttall 2 Places Left Ski touring meet in the Cairngorms. There is also great hiking and biking if snow is temporarily unavailable.
to Steep Skiing – Steep Eagles James Thacker Full 'Steep Eagles' weekend is primarily focused on guided ski mountaineering to access some steeper ski lines.