Club History

The club has a long and diverse history and has been fortunate that materials have been provided to the club for publish on the website.If anyone has some information that they want to add then please contact us at

Club Journals
The club has began to publish historic LMC journals which can be found on the Journals page.

Member Profiles
A project is underway to compile profiles of early members and can be found on the profiles page.

Club Timeline


1932 - Club Founded. Footage of the LMC skiing at Glencoe is available here.

Early Forays of the club included climbing in the Arrochar Alps


1940's club logo

As many club members are serving overseas, the club begins a journal in 1944 to allow members to keep in touch in record mountaineering outings.  The club has provided these on the website for public access.


1946 - Tommy McGuinness establishes first HVS (current grading) on Ben Nevis: Shackle Route.




Tommy McGuinness

1970 - LMC are one of the 21 founding members of what is now the MCofS

1973 - Peter Scott killed in a motorcycle accident on way home from evening jcragging on the Whangie

The Manse Barn acquired and converted into a mountaineering hut by a band of dedicated club members including: - Ken Johnstone - Willie Johnstone - and more…………

1975 - See photo of LMC members including Cameron McNeish

1978 - Ken Johnstone and Pete Ogden make first ascent of Spacewalk on Aonach Dubh


1980 - Ken Johnston and 'Cubby' Cuthbertson climb 3 new E5 routes on the Cobbler.

1989 - Gordon Longmuir and Graham McGill make an attempt on the Eiger North Face

On the Hinterstoisser Traverse


The Manse Barn 21year lease ends, after a further 5 year lease is signed and terminated, a new landlord verbally agrees to keep the hut for use of the LMC.



Club sadly loses the Manse Barn. Hunt for new hut goes on..


Manse Barn