Mar 08

Outdoor Program for 2014 – 2015 now on the Blog – now you can plan where to Get Out There! for the next year!

Thanks to Dick Pasley and Ros Murray for all their work in pulling together an outstanding Outdoor Meets program for the next 12 months. You can download the 2014-15 Outdoor Meets List by clicking here: Outdoor Meets Programme 2014 – 2015 A big Thank You to all the volunteer Meet Coordinators too! From South West Surprises …

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Apr 23

Associate Membership scheme launched (Download application form and “Why not Join Us?” Flyer here)

The AGM approved the creation of an Associate Member status within the Club. This is intended for those who are interested in joining the  Club but are still in the process of meeting the membership requirements (for example attending three meets). Alternatively it might also be of interest to those regular guests on meets who would …

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Sep 29

Winter Lecture Series

The 2014/2015 Winter Indoor Lecture Series is posted in the attached file – and what a cracking series it is!!  (Please click on the title in Blue to download) RUCKSACK CLUB WINTER LECTURE SERIES Please spread the word.

Sep 23

New Meet – 11th October – To the Pub! (South Pennines)

Tom Howards writes: I plan to meet with willing accomplices at Todmorden Train station (GR 936242) at 9.30 am. The 8.55 from Manchester Vic and the 8.26 from Leeds botharrive a few minutes before hand. From here we’ll weave our way norththrough Todmorden before pinching a few miles of the reverse Howarth Hobbleroute, as far …

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Sep 23

Cancelled Mines Meet – replacement walk

Dick Pasley writes: Tom Howard has agreed to fill the gap in the Calendar left by the cancellation of the Mines Meet. He is planning a day walk on Saturday 11th October. Details will  be circulated by Farrow’s carrier pigeons.

Sep 22

A quiet time

Windy pose on the summit of Store Breen.

Just thought I’d share a couple of photos from a solo trip to Norway (didn’t plan it to be solo – its a long story…).  Perfect weather and very, very quiet. After a late start – didn’t get off the train until 3:00pm I trekked in to the Grindaflethytta hut – 6 hours of tough …

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Sep 11

Wednesday Wall Meets (as the nights draw in….)

What a great sign-off we had to the official Wednesday Evening Meets program last night at Hobby. Loads of members and guests turned out to bask in the sunshine and climb some of the classics (and a few not so classics!) Dry, midge-free and toasty – what a contrast to the first Hobby meet back …

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Sep 03

Harpur Hill tonight

Apologies, but due to a mix-up of dates I can’t make my meet at Harpur Hill tonight.  If you’re going I hope you have a great time! Helen x

Aug 13

Indoors to Outdoors

Indoors Outdoors A4 Sat 30 August 1 – 5 p.m. 1st event of a series of introductory climbing meets.  Target: people who have climbed at climbing walls, have bought their own equipment, but have little or no experience of climbing outdoors. There is no instruction provided, just the opportunity to go climbing with an experienced …

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Aug 05

Ama Dablam Trip

In November I’m heading out to the Himalaya attempt Ama Dablam (6,856m), as an independent team of 3, unsupported and in alpine style.  We have a blog so people back home will be able to keep tabs on the team and how things are going.  So please feel free to have a browse for more …

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Jul 27

Beudy Mawr climbing meet


Geoff’s climbing meet at Beudy Mawr proved popular despite the awful weather on Saturday. A handful of early birds got in a few routes on Friday while the rest were finally rewarded with improved conditions on Sunday, albeit that some had to queue for the classic routes. Along with a few others, I opted for …

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Jul 24

stanage plantation

This must go down as the HOTTEST day in history on grit. With no wind and the temp in the high 80’s we battled with rock that was too hot to touch.I have never climbed in such unberable heat in Derbyshire.Arriving at 2pm we battled up Tower face Paradise wall Billiard buttress Millsoms Minium.with John …

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