Climb Shetland was a website simply set up to link climbers in Shetland. As the group grew the logical step was to become a club, and we now have a really active club scene organising club trips in Shetland and elsewhere. There is a new indoor wall in Aith. If you're interested in joining the club, have a read through this page and it should give you all the information you need.

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Meets & Trips

Club meets and trips will be added to the forum. We meet regularly in the summer, socials in winter, as well as organising annual trips off Shetland.

Indoor Wall

We also meet regularly at the indoor wall at the West Mainland Leisure Centre in Aith. Club / public nights are currently Wednesdays (as at 13/8/2018), from 6.30-8.30pm .

Club Gear

We have harnesses, helmets, belay devices to borrow, ab rope and a single rope and quickdraws to use at the wall. Members can collect and return it on club wall nights.

Joining the Club

Joining Climb Shetland gives you many benefits, as well as simply being part of and supporting the Shetland climbing scene. Or download and complete our membership form here

AnnualMembership (£26.25 per year on a sliding scale, £10 to Climb Shetland, the rest is your mountaineering Scotland subscription):

  • Access to subsidised climbing trips every year (winter climbing, summer sport climbing etc)
  • Club organised day climbing and weekend camping
  • Membership of Climb Scotland (formally MCofS), which includes liability insurance, use of club huts and a quarterly magazine
  • Use of club gear

The Committee

This committee at January 2018 is:

  • Chairman – Kevin Learmonth
  • Secretary – Nathalie Pion
  • Treasurer – Andy Long
  • Indoor Wall Sec – Andrew Hunter
  • Meets Sec – Pete Sawford
  • Website – Al Whitworth

The next AGM will be held around April 2019.


Membership form 2018-19