Participation Statement

This should be read by all members before participating in mountaineering or related activities with the Club. It is the responsibility of all Club members to ensure they understand and comply with the contents of this document.

  1. Climbing and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement. (UIAA Participation Statement)
  2. The Club does not have any qualified leaders or guides. While more experiences members of the Club may assist other members (new or otherwise), they do so on an entirely voluntary basis. Each individual is responsible for assessing whether or not he or she is capable of undertaking a particular activity safely. No-one in the club will take responsibility for a group; all members partake in activities as equals.
  3. Minimum equipment to be carried in the Scottish hills should include: warm and waterproof clothing; rucksack; suitable boots; map and compass; whistle; torch; first aid kit; and survival bag. It is the responsibility of the individual member to ensure that they are appropriately equipped before attending a meet.
  4. In winter conditions ice axes and crampons must be carried at all times. Club members should ensure they know how to use them and that crampons are fitted to their boots before venturing into the hills in winter.
  5. Before venturing into the hills everyone must complete a route card which gives clear details of the intended route and estimated time.
  6. The club has gear which can be borrowed by members of the club. Members who borrow the equipment have a responsibility to check it before use, to use it in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, and to report any damage or misuse.