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Welcome to Inverness Backcountry Snowsports Club

The IBSC is an all round mountain sports club with a particular focus on backcountry skiing, ski touring and other backcountry snowsports. Snowboarders, splitboarders and kite skiers are all welcome alongside members who traditionally stick to alpine touring kit or tele skiing kit . A range of activities is organised throughout the winter to cater for all abilities although it is expected members will already have reasonable ski ability.

The club aims to provide a forum to meet, share interests, enjoy and develop skills in backcountry skiing, ski touring, ski mountaineering and other wintersports including ice climbing and hill walking.

In the summer the club is growing its activities reflecting the huge range of existing member interests which span hill walking, paddlesports, mountain biking, road biking, rock climbing, surfing, wild water swimming, mountain running and high level camping. A full summer programme of events will in future feature alongside the long established wintersports calendar.

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Recent trip write-ups

  • First descents 3rd November 2020

    As October arrives and winter starts tantalising with a few days of cooler weather with transient snow on the tops the fomo levels start building. Social media channels wake up to the fact that winter

  • A winter ski camp on The Saddle, Wester Ross , March 2020

    The pandemic was clearly heading our way and by early March the never ending newsreel of events beat an ever more frightening tone. At the same time ski conditions were rapidly reaching peak perfection across

  • Carn Liath end to end 3rd March 2020

    With winter now showing its best face this midweek day trip was pulled together for those members able to take a midweek day off  and in doing so take advantage of the stellar conditions. The

  • Looking towards the Cuillin - A Archibold

    Mammut Club Day Trips

    The following article was originally written by Al Todd for Mammut and covers two club day trips from February 2020 Situated off the north western edge of Europe, Scotland is a storm

  • Deeside Destiny :Muir Cottage, Inverey, Braemar Jan 10th -12th 2020

    Upper Deeside is an area of outstanding natural beauty with the high tops of the Cairngorms sweeping down to the Dee valley and Braemar the perfect base for all mountain activities. It is also the

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IBSC club talks**Tomorrow Wednesday, 3rd March, 8pm **# Ski touring in NorwayWith a 1000 miles of mountains and straddling the arctic circle, Norway is a mecca for ski touring and yet despite that it’s still overlooked by most UK skiers in favour of the much busier Alps. However with English language guidebooks covering the key touring areas, plenty of accommodation options, English spoken by most Norwegians and regular scheduled flights from Scotland, Norway deserves to be the post pandemic number one ski touring destination. The speakers are **Finn Kristoffer Hovem**, a Tromso based Norwegian skier who runs his own guiding agency, whilst also working for the Norwegian avalanche institute, and **Al Todd** who will give a Scottish perspective from his numerous visits over the past 25 years. Between them they’ll provide advice on where & when to go, how to travel, useful reference information and through words & pictures will give a flavour of what makes the Country so special. John Offord, a seasoned Norwegian visitor, will introduce the evening and all three will be available at the end to answer any questions.All welcomeclub members freevisitors £3book your place here: https://www.ibsc.org.uk/events/#!event/2021/2/3/skiing-in-northern-norway ... See MoreSee Less
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Above Drumochter where despite the recent thaw the snow is still deep and extensive. ... See MoreSee Less
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Still plenty snow cover on the tops. A view from Bynack Mor to Cairngorm ... See MoreSee Less
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