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The Rucksack Club is in South Stack.

1 day 7 hours ago

Brilliant to see so many people at Gogarth last weekend. Around 80 members from @therucksackclub @pinnacleclubuk and Gritstone Clubs plus various friends and family made the journey (pilgrimage?) onto Holy Island, despite the cruddy forecast. We were rewarded with wall-to-wall sunshine and a stupendous beach BBQ.
We achieved our Everest Challenge raising funds for @climbersagainstcancerofficial
On the fundraising front, we're only just out of Base Camp, having raised just over 50% of the £884.80 target (10p for every metre of Everest) It would be great if you could chip in for the Summit Push.

The Rucksack Club

3 weeks 1 day ago

Here's what the Rucksack Club was getting up to last June, as featured in the @climbersagainstcancerofficial Charity Calendar: - Extreme Alpinism on the Aiguille Noir de Peuterey - A father and son ascent of the eponymous Gogarth - Beach yoga at the annual Gogarth Meet - An ascent of The Boulder on Cloggy, one of Britain's finest crags Why not come along and join in the fun this June - search Join Rucksack Club and 'Get Out There!' #rockclimbing #gogarth #alpinism #cloggy #yoga #getoutthere

The Rucksack Club

1 month 1 week ago

June may be a short month, but for Rucksack Club meets it's a long month, with five meets! - We begin the month with a working meet at Beudy Mawr, our hut in the heart of Snowdonia, when members will congregate to keep the hut in good order ready for another year. Of course it'll be a great social occasion also, with opportunities to get out onto the hills too. - A week later the focus moves to High Moss, our hut in the Duddon Valley, for a weekend road cycling meet. Plenty of opportunity for hill-climbs... - Then it's back to North Wales for our biggest outdoor meet of the year, our annual gathering at Gogarth. With cliffs to climb, headlands to walk and

The Rucksack Club

1 month 2 weeks ago

Here's what The Rucksack Club was getting up to last May, captured in the 2024 Charity Calendar in support of @climbersagainstcancerofficial - Big wall climbing in the remote Taghia Gorge, Morocco - Trad adventuring high on The Ben on Minus One Buttress Direct - A traverse of Glen Coe's classic Aonach Beag - A sociable Wednesday Walk over Blackstone Edge Come along and #getoutthere with the #rucksackclub #rockclimbing #mountaineering #bigwall #hiking

The Rucksack Club is at The Windriver Mountains.

1 month 3 weeks ago

For this month's "Dip into the Rucksack Club Journals" we’re back in 1994, and featuring Paul O’Reilly’s account of an epic with Andy Stewart and a pal in the Wind River Range: A War of Attrition on the War Bonnet. This edition also features Mike Cudahy’s continuous Munro round, various Alpine Adventures and trips to Ama Dablan and the Cedarberg Mountains. Wow - "Get Out There!" You can read the War Bonnet article and dip into this and another 120 years of the Journal at the website. Enjoy! #rucksackclub #getoutthere #windriverrange #climbing #mountaineering

The Rucksack Club

2 months 1 week ago

May often has the best of the spring weather, so the Rucksack Club has a burgeoning programme to take full advantage: - We start the month with a week-long joint meet with the Climber’s Club at Craigallan, our Scottish hut close to Ben Nevis and Glencoe. With some of the most spectacular routes in the UK on the doorstep, this looks set to be a fantastic meet. - Just days later we have another joint meet, this time with the Lancaster University MC, but in Wales rather than Scotland and at our cosy Llanberis hut, Beudy Mawr. - A week later we move to England and our recently-refurbished Lake District hut, High Moss. The theme of the weekend is mountain biking, but no doubt some

The Rucksack Club

2 months 1 week ago

A look back to Rucksack Club activities in 2004 captured in that year's journal.
This edition is packed full of interesting and well penned articles spanning the breadth of interest found in our Club, from Big Wall and exploratory new route climbing, through mountaineering, walking, sailing, kayaking and ice kiting!
Click the link in the story or visit the website to read the whole book or dip in and browse.

The Rucksack Club

2 months 3 weeks ago

Here's what The Rucksack Club was getting up to last April, illustrated by shots featured in the 2024 Calendar in support of @climbersagainstcancerofficial - Stand Up Paddleboarding on Loch Etive - Alpine Ice with Supercouloir, Mont Blanc du Tacul (Super Cool!) - SunRocking in the Grande Grotte on Kalymnos - Trad escapades on the Ardmair Crags in Scotland If you're keen to "Get Out There!" this April to share some adventures then get in touch at join@rucksackclub.org #climbing #winterclimbing #standuppaddle #kalymnos #rucksackclub #montblanc

The Rucksack Club

3 months 6 days ago

April is often a great month in the hills, so the Rucksack Club has a succession of meets to take advantage of the opportunities: • Our Easter Meet is at our own hut close to Glencoe, from where parties will no doubt venture onto Ben Nevis, the Glencoe hills and all manner of wild terrain such as across Loch Linnhe in Ardgour. The evenings will be warm social gatherings, with some home-grown entertainment in prospect! • On Sunday 14th April we will meet for a day walk of 21km over the hills south of Whaley Bridge - to be concluded with post-walk refreshments at a local pub. • We have a climbing meet planned for 20th April, weather permitting. Our objective will be some of

The Rucksack Club

3 months 2 weeks ago

March will be a very busy month for the Rucksack Club; look what we've got coming up! Over the first weekend of the month, we have an Associate Members' Meet at our superb Lake District Hut, High Moss. This weekend gives Associate Members - those in our open/ introductory tier of membership - the opportunity for a weekend in the hills when they can meet others and find out more about joining the Club as full members. If you are interested in Club activities (for more information see the website www.rucksackclub.org), get in touch ASAP to become an Associate Member and book a place on the meet; it's an opportunity not to be missed! The same weekend we have a Winter Climbing Meet at our