Winter Skills + Avalanche Awareness, 9 & 10 January 2021

The Club has arranged some FREE winter skills and avalanche awareness training.  This will be led be Heavy Whalley and Sandy Murray and is likely to be based in the Cairngorms.  Contact Alistair Jeffs to book your place or obtain further information.  This event is open to members only.

The event will comply with Mountaineering Scotland’s COVID-19 guidance.

Nature Awareness Day, 30 August 2020

The Club has arranged a Nature Awareness day in the Cairngorm Northern Corries led by Dan Puplett (Link to Dan’s website).  30 August 2020, 09:00 to 16:30.  The cost is £25 per person.  Contact Alistair Jeffs to book a place.  Numbers may be limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.  This is a members only event.

The event will comply with Mountaineering Scotland’s COVID-19 guidance.


J Alister Sword Photo Competition 2020 – Voting

We have received a great selection of entries for the 2020 J Alister Sword Photo Competition, in both the Scottish and Non-Scottish categories.  It’s now time to cast your vote.  There are two ways of doing that:
A) (Preferred option) If you have a Facebook account and are a member of the private MMC Facebook Group, then you can vote by placing a “like” next to the relevant photo.
B) Email your votes to

Voting rules:
1. ONE vote per member per category.
2. You are not permitted to vote for your own photo
3. Voting closes 19 July 2020

Click here for the list of previous winners

Scottish entries (Numbered 1 to 18) Click here to view photos – (7MB PDF document)

Scottish - Summary 2020

Non-Scottish entries (Labelled A to J) Click here to view Photos (5MB PDF document)

Non-Scottish Summary

Membership Due for 2020-2021

Membership fees are due by the end of July. The annual membership fee is £30, which includes Mountaineering Scotland affiliated membership. [If you are already an individual member of Mountaineering Scotland, then it is £13.75]

Club Membership affords many benefits, including discounts at various outdoor shops, civil liability insurance, access to the Club library, access to Club equipment, access to Club Facebook Group and primarily the ability to attend Club Meets (see membership benefits). Lapsed members are not permitted to attend meets (so says the Club Constitution), so please get renewing to continue to enjoy Club Bus Meets, Weekend Meets, Climbing Meets and Social Meets.

The preferred method of payment is by BACS:
Bank: RBS
Name: Moray MC
Sort Code: 83 20 06
Account No: 10830480
Reference: “subs + your surname”

Cheques should be made payable to “The Moray Mountaineering Club” and sent to Malcolm Campbell, Membership Secretary at: Invermay, 12 Bank Lane, Forres, IV36 1NU.

If you do not intend to renew, please inform Malcolm Campbell accordingly.

83rd Annual General Meeting, June 2020 – ONLINE

The Club’s constitution requires an Annual General Meeting to be held each year, but  COVID-19 has meant that the usual arrangements are not possible.  Therefore the Committee has adopted an online approach.  All members should by now have received an email containing the Secretary’s Report and Treasurer’s report as required by the the constitution.  The email contains a link to an online voting form where you can vote for or against various motions.  THIS IS YOUR CLUB – PLEASE USE YOUR VOTE.

The management of the Club is vested in a committee comprising the Office Bearers (President, Vice President x 2, Honorary Treasurer, Honorary Secretary) and four Members. The current committee is:

  • President: Ben Watson
  • Vice President 1: Malcolm Campbell
  • Vice President 2: Andy Came
  • Honorary Treasurer: Alasdair Dennis
  • Honorary Secretary: Alistair Jeffs
  • Committee Member 1: Gordon Eccleston
  • Committee Member 2: Lauren Grant
  • Committee Member 3: Simon Jacyna
  • Committee Member 4: Joe Glennie

Any member may stand for any of the positions. You do not need any particular experience just enthusiasm.  The allocation of specific roles and responsibilities is not defined in the Club’s constitution, but the current arrangements are:

  • Weekend meet co-ordinator (Simon Jacyna)
  • Bus meet co-ordinator (Gordon Eccleston)
  • Climbing co-ordinator (Ben Watson)
  • Membership (Malcolm Campbell)
  • Website (Daniel Moysey)
  • Newsletter (Joe Glennie)
  • Library (Joe Glennie)
  • Equipment (Ben Watson)

J. Alister Sword Photo Competition 2020

The annual J. Alister Sword photography competition will take place online, with the deadline for submissions being ***29 June 2020***.  All photos will be published on the Club’s members-only Facebook Group and on the Club’s website.  Members may vote either by “liking” a photo on the Facebook group, or by emailing votes to the address below.

Competition rules:
1. Competition is open to current members of the Moray Mountaineering Club only.
2. Two categories: “Scottish” and “Non-Scottish”.
3. Any subject with a mountaineering theme (landscapes, people, macros, wildlife, etc.).
4. Entries must have been taken in the last 12 months.
5. Submit up to a maximum of two photographs per category.

Email full-size digital photos to ( (please include your name and photo details in the email).  All entries for the Scottish category will be considered for the Moray Mountaineering Club’s 2016 calendar.

Last year’s winners…


2019 non-Scottish Winner – Herðubreið, an Icelandic volcano, by Joe Glennie


2019 Scottish Winner – Descent from Aonach Eagach by Daniel Moysey