About the Club
We are one of the clubs based in central Scotland, with members mostly from the Falkirk, Stirling, Linlithgow and West Lothian areas - although a few live further afield and the club keeps in touch with ex-members around the world. Anyone is welcome to come along.
We organise Day Meets and Weekend Meets (see our Club Meets page). Many also do their own thing in between these. The number and diversity of independently arranged trips are perhaps the greatest strength of FVMC. As a member, you are also in Mountaineering Scotland and so can also arrange individual hut accommodation for your own excursion (see http://www.mountaineering.scot/huts).
Why join a club - consider the Membership benefits
shared experiences and companionship of other mountaineers.
access to club booked huts or bunkhouses for weekends away, and your own trips.
opportunity to lower costs by pooling transport from Forth Valley to the hills and back.
Mountaineering Scotland third party liability insurance.
joining trips abroad arranged between members (walk, ski, climb, trek ... ).
Why join our club?
small enough to have an informal, friendly culture where everyone knows each other.
space enough on meets so that anyone can book into the next events, i.e. no queuing.
relaxed enough so that everyone can do exactly what suits them in the hills.
established enough so that there's a huge bank of experience and advice to pick from.
big enough to have a complete programme of monthly weekend and day meets.
Our club social evening is the first Tuesday of the month at The Four Marys in Linlithgow.
The AGM is held in March/April, where you can make your views known and elect the committee for the next year. Postholders normally stay for two years only, so we build responsibilities broadly and with no 'cliques'! You can also update your membership and get a new FVMC card.
FVMC subscription for 2019-20 is £20. If you are already a member of Mountaineering Scotland (perhaps through membership of another club) annual subscription to FVMC is reduced.
How to join
Visit https://www.facebook.com/ForthValleyMountaineeringClub, and send a message to enquire.
Or visit us on the first Tuesday of the month at The Four Marys in Linlithgow from 20:30hr onwards.
Inchmore bothy, upper valley of the river Don
Ben Cruachan from Beinn Eunaich
Bla Bheinn Ridge, Skye