The BMC is only permitted to supply Reciprocal Rights cards to its members. Non members would need to join before purchasing this product. The Reciprocal Rights Card gives BMC Mountaineering Scotland members discounted rates in alpine huts.
The Reciprocity Fund, managed by the Swiss Alpine Club, allows the BMC to supply its members with a card entitling the holder to discounts (normally between 20% and 50%) in the many huts owned by the organisations that are signatories to the agreement (the Alpine Clubs of France, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Holland, South Tyrol, Austria and Spain). The Reciprocal Rights card is sometimes also recognised by organisations and countries that are not signatories to the charter.
Please contact the BMC at email@example.com to confirm your current BMC or Mountaineering Scotland membership number as this will need to be added to the card before it can be shipped out.
The Reciprocal Rights Card
The Reciprocal Rights card is valid for one calendar year from January to December. Income from their sale is redistributed amongst the Alpine clubs and used to maintain huts. Holders of this card will be offered free Alpine Club membership for one year on completion of an AC application form and satisfying the conditions for admission.
Typical costs for hut accommodation
The cost of a night in a hut varies from country to country and region. High altitude huts are often more expensive, but as a guide typical costs for a night in a hut (without discount) excluding food costs are 30 Euros in France and 30 Swiss Francs in Switzerland.
Swiss Alpine Club