Basic Site Details

Name: Scottish Mountaineering Hut, Ben Nevis
Town, district or village: Fort William
City or county: Inverness-shire
Country: Scotland
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Notes: The Hut is a one-roomed timber-framed structure, but faced with two-foot thick stone, quarried from the mountain, and situated at 2,300 feet below its north-east face. It was built by William Inglis Clark in memory of his son Charles who was killed in action in Mesopotamia. It was the first purpose built mountaineering hut in Scotland, and the second in Britain.


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 119281929  


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 1(Sir) Frank Charles MearsArchitect 19281929 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Clark, William Inglis 


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information from Robin Campbell, Scottish Mountaineering Club, who holds preliminary drawings for the hut.