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Welcome to Inverness Backcountry Snowsports Club

The IBSC aims to be an all round snowsports club for all ages with a particular focus on backcountry skiing, ski touring and other backcountry snowsports. Snowboarders are welcome. A range of activities is organised throughout the skiing season to cater for all abilities. The broad aim of the club is to provide a forum to meet, share interests, enjoy and develop skills in backcountry, Skiing and Ski Touring and other Snowsports.

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Recent trip write-ups

  • 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

  • The Highland Line – Corrour Loch Ossian

    On the weekend of 17-19th January 2020 fifteen IBSC members made their way into Corrour for the annual ‘legendary’ Loch Ossian Scottish Youth Hostel Association club trip. About half came in from the

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    Glen Affric (Strawberry Cottage) – Trip 2, 15-17 Mar 2019

    Glen Affric 15-17th March 2019 One thing is certain about Scottish winters - they are unpredictable and 2018/19 seems to have been more so than most! After the Inver Croft weekend in February where the

  • Glen Affric (Strawberry Cottage) – Trip 1, 1-3 Mar 2019

    The depleted snow conditions were reflected in the number of club members who arrived at the Glen Affric car park on a calm but cloudy Friday night, namely Blair, Karen, Rachel, Alison, Andy, Adam and

  • Winter Skills day Decmber 2018

    Introductory winter skills with Inverness Backcountry Sports Club. December 16, 2018 nineonesix-guiding Last month I was asked by Nicola Jackson, a friend from Torridon Mountain Rescue Team to provide an introductory winter skills day for Inverness Backcountry

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Posted 6 days ago

Being very fortunate to live on the doorstep of cairngorm I managed to load up the mountain bike with my touring kit and cycled from the house to mid station. A full report on my own facebook page. It was a tough cycle up the ski road but the snow is lovely. Proper granular spring snow. I met another tourer who had been for a much more comprehensive ski and report back was significant snow fields still available. I decide to stick to the easier Cas area for my first outing in two months. ... See MoreSee Less

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Posted 7 days ago

It’s been a long time coming but the hills are slowly opening up at last. Perhaps a little late for any further skiing, but there’s plenty of other hill related activities to look forward to over the summer.

More info, providing further clarity, being issued by Mountaineering Scotland tomorrow.Mountaineering Scotland welcomes the statement by the First Minister today that Scotland will be moving into phase 1 of the route map from tomorrow, Friday 29th May, and that it extends the current daily exercise guidelines to include ‘non-contact’ outdoor sports and activities, where it is safe to do so and within your local area.

In light of the statement today, we are busy finalising detailed guidance for hill walkers and climbers, which will be available on our website tomorrow. We have been working hard with the Mountain Safety Group, sportscotland and other outdoor sport governing bodies to get to this point and ensure we can provide appropriate guidance in line with the public health advice for this phase of the route map, so please bear with us!

We urge walkers and climbers to be patient and read the guidance we will release tomorrow, along with the updated public health advice in order to remain safe and protect others.

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others/

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