From 1 October 2021 the CIC hut will be available for booking by fully vaccinated members of MS/BMC affiliated clubs. To allow safe distancing and reduce the covid risk the hut capacity will be reduced to 18 places for 1 group or 12 places for a maximum of 2 groups. To allow a 24-hour fallow period between groups, weekend bookings are available for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Midweek bookings are available for Tuesday and Wednesday nights. The hut will be closed and empty Monday and Thursday nights. All hut users are expected to carefully follow the covid mitigation measures notified on confirmation of booking. These measures will be reviewed before New Year.
Arguably the only alpine-style mountain hut in the UK, the C.I.C. hut provides shelter from some extremely harsh weather. It gives unparalleled access to summer and winter climbing on the North Face of Ben Nevis.
The approach to the hut involves travel in mountainous terrain. Users of the hut, especially in Winter, should ensure they are suitably equiped and skilled for the conditions.
The most direct approach to the hut is from the Foresty Commission Scotland's North Face car park near Torlundy. Follow the way-marked North Face Trail then continue, approximately south-eastward, briefly on a track and then onto a good path that roughly shadows the Allt a'Mhuillin.
The hut is in high demand throughout the winter season, bookings should be made well in advance to secure bunks.
Applications to stay at the hut should be addressed to the Honorary Custodian: Robin Clothier
The hut was erected in 1928/9 by Dr and Mrs Inglis Clark in memory of their son Charles Inglis Clark who was killed in action in the 1914-1918 War. The original building was extensively refurbished and extended between 2008 and 2012.
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This availability calendar is not updated in real-time so is indicative only. Enquires to stay in the hut must always be made
in advance by contacting the custodian who will also be able to advise on minimum group size.