arranges one-day meets, known as Day Meets (though a few are
“Overnighters”!), roughly every fourth weekend throughout the
year. They are usually advertised by reference to a particular
mountain or walking route, but not everyone need tackle that
particular objective, and there is no question of Day Meet
participants going there in one large group. Destinations are as
varied as possible, going farthest afield in the longer daylight
hours of summer.
transportation (coach, mini-bus or car-sharing) depends on the
destination, proposed routes, and the likely number of
participants. A stop is often made on the return journey for a
pre-arranged high tea, or for a pub meal, or fish and chips.
The Club accepts
no responsibility for arranging parties, and members are left to
decide where and with whom they will walk. However, the Meet
Organiser ensures that an experienced member goes with a group,
called the President's Party (though usually without the
President!), which gives newer members a chance to get to know
other members. It is vital that everyone returns to the
transport at the hour arranged; it may not wait more than a
Members themselves must ensure that they are adequately equipped
Equipment Checklist) for
what they plan to undertake, to choose objectives in keeping
with their capabilities, and generally to be responsible for
their own safety. Even when walking with others, it is essential
that each member carries his or her own map, compass and
whistle, and in winter an ice axe and/or crampons (see
necessities are proper boots, adequate warm and waterproof
clothing, and ample food and liquid.
Bookings for Day Meets should be made with the Meet Organiser
for the particular meet (see
usually by email
or telephone in the first instance to check seat availability.
Confirmation is by payment only.
For general information, please contact the Day Meets Secretary,
Another important activity is Weekend Meets. These are whole
weekends away, with transport by private cars, once a month
throughout the year, based on camping, club huts, hostels or
hotels. Weekend Meets tend to be held further afield than Day
Meets, and thus allow a greater variety of more-distant hills to
The Club accepts no responsibility for arranging parties, and
members are left to decide where and with whom they will walk.
Weekend Meets do not include a President's Party, although
no-one will be left to walk alone unless they wish to do so. It
is vital that everyone completes a route sheet with their plans,
and returns to base at the time estimated.
Depending on the meet location, members will either cook for
themselves, or dine out somewhere local. From time to time, a
communal meal will be prepared by volunteers for all attendees.
Members themselves must ensure that they are adequately equipped
) for what they plan to undertake, to choose objectives in
keeping with their capabilities, and generally to be responsible
for their own safety. Even when walking with others, it is
essential that each member carries his or her own map, compass
and whistle, and in winter an ice axe and/or crampons (see
Winter Essentials) Other necessities are proper boots,
adequate warm and waterproof clothing, and ample food and
Bookings for Weekend Meets should be made with the Meet
Organiser for the particular meet (see
usually by email or telephone in the first instance to check
seat availability. Confirmation is by payment only.
For general information, please contact the Weekend Meets
Trad and sport climbing are actively pursued within the Club, as
well as opportunities for ad hoc winter climbing for those
Weekly Club climbing meets include Tuesday nights and Saturday
From spring until autumn the Tuesday night meets are at a
variety of crags in the Aberdeenshire and Angus region. In
mid-Summer with the lighter evenings, we tend to move further
afield either in-land to locations such as Clachnaben and the
Pass of Ballater or south to Angus sports venues (Arbroath,
Legaston, etc) or up north to the sea cliffs south of Peterhead.
We always try to include a BBQ at a few of our Tuesday night
meets too! In winter the Tuesday nights move indoors, normally
rotating between the walls at RGU and Transition for a bit of
The Saturday morning session is at Transition in the winter,
apart from the last Saturday in every month when we visit an
Angus sports climbing venue (such as Kirrie Hill, with the
Avertical World wall in Dundee as a back-up in case of bad
weather). During the summer, the Saturday mornings move outside
to the local Aberdeen sea cliffs.
There are also weekends away throughout the year. Some shared
with the walking section of the club, others aimed purely for
climbers (e.g. the Reiff meet in May).
Beginners are welcome, though the ability to tie-in and belay
safely is a pre-requisite for attending club meets.
A list of Club owned Climbing equipment can be found by clicking
For details of forthcoming meets (see
Climbing meet contact:
Square Face, Beinn a'Bhuird
Winter Meet at Kirriehill
There are regular Mid-week walks, usually on the last
Thursday of the month. Members meet at a central location and
then share cars as necessary. These are less strenuous and are
sometimes low level and often not as demanding as the longer
Day meets and are popular with people who have time off
mid-week and with retired members of the club. Members are asked
to arrive promptly at the meeting points.
The meeting points (all car parks) are detailed below: On some
occasions arrangements will change, so please contact one of the
co-ordinators if you are in doubt or need further information
Meets Calendar ).
Code "K" - Kingswells Park & Ride (Grid ref 868063)
Code "R" - Riverside Drive (Grid ref 928036)
Code "P" - Persley (Grid ref 910093)
Mid-week Walk contact:
Indoor Meets take place from September to March and usually
take the form of a slide presentation.
All members, and guests, are welcome to come
along. Indoor meets are an ideal event to meet Club
members if you are interested in finding out more about the Club
or other Club events.
The first Indoor meet of the year is usually a Member's night when everyone is invited to bring along
some digital photos or slides and share experiences or simply
some good views with the rest of the Club.
The venue for Indoor Meets is
the Sportsman’s Club, 11 Queens Road, not far from Queen’s
Cross, with evening parking at the rear of the building. Talks will start at
7.30 pm and cost £3.00 which includes tea/coffee and biscuits.
Indoor (Social) Meet contact: