Cairngorm Club

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The Cairngorm Club is the oldest mountaineering club in Scotland.

Founding[edit]

One source says that the club was founded at Clach Dhion - the Shelter Stone above Loch Avon in the Cairngorms on 24 June 1887.[1] The club's own website records the same year (only), while another source says that the club was founded in 1889.[2]

Cairngorm Club Journal[edit]

The Cairngorm Club Journal has been published since 1893, currently in its eleventh volume at his time of writing, and refers to many articles in the form : (C.C.J., vol. iii. p. 370).[2] The first editor of the CCJ was Alexander Inkson McConnochie.

Each edition of the CCJ comprises a number of articles usually, but not always, focused on some aspect of the Cairngorms - for example:

Volume I[edit]

  • The Flowering Plants and Ferns of the Cairngorms - Prof. J. W. H. Trail
  • The Eastern Cairngorms - A. I. McConnochie
  • The Central Cairngorms - A. I. McConnochie
  • Outlying Nooks of Cairngorm - Rev. W. Forsyth

Volume II[edit]

  • The Western Cairngorms - A. I. McConnochie
  • The Braemar Highlands after the '45
  • The Mountains of Scotland over 2000 feet: The Cairngorms - C. G. Cash
  • Outlying Nooks of Cairngorm - Rev. W. Forsyth
  • Outline View of the Cairngorms from Aviemore - C. G. Cash

Construction[edit]

In 1950 the club reconstructed the Corrour Bothy.[3] The Cairngorm Club are responsible for the construction of many bridges throughout the Cairngorms including those over the Luibeg Burn at Preas nam Meirleach, and over the River Dee at Corrour Bothy. Probably the most famous is the Cairngorm Club Footbrige over the Am Beanaidh in Rotheimurchus Forrest.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Watson, Adam (1975). The Cairngorms. Edinburgh: The Scottish Mountaineering Trust. 
  2. ^ a b Alexander, Henry (1928). The Cairngorms. Edinburgh: The Scottish Mountaineering Club. 
  3. ^ Wills, Jack (15 November 1986). "Veteran of the hills". The Glasgow Herald. p. 12. Retrieved 25 July 2016. 

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