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News – Rucksack Club

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Direct debit forms – please return them

Thank you all for the great response in returning the direct debit forms – just need the last few stragglers to complete theirs.   Just a reminder, you have the form in the April Meetstaff, or it can be downloaded from the “Members Stuff” area of this site, or contact me or Geoff edge and …

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Rucksack Club Dinner weekend Friday 8th & Saturday 9th November 2013

Following the great success of the previous two dinners held at the Shap Wells Hotel there appears to be nowhere better to go (at such a competitive price) so I’m pleased to confirm that this year’s Annual Dinner will again be held at the Shap Wells. I’m delighted that Charlie Ramsay originator and instigator of …

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Happy Harpur Hill

Update with a couple of piccies… Good effort Andy – cheers for leading us out (and keeping us off the plastic!) Thanks to all those who braved the rain on Wednesday, it was an enjoyable (if rather damp)affair. We had 5 members and 2 prospective members (nice to see you Sandy and Ellie) and in solid Rucksack …

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Meetstaff April – June 2013

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Wed 10th April Pule Hill Meet is Cancelled

Please Note: Weds 10th April Climbing at Pule Hill is cancelled due to the snow. Rick Gibbon was up there today and discovered that unless you fancy snowholing or a bit of ice axe glissading practice, it is not worth the journey. If anyone fancies suggesting an alternative, you never know, others may follow! Cheers …

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New look website

The public face of the Rucksack Club just got a little prettier… www.rucksackclub.org is now linked through to this site so that the recent posts are visible. Should give a better sense of the dynamics of the club and also get a link through to our Events Calendar so that meets are kept updated in …

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Tony Wimbush’s Gofar website

Tony has recently updated his website and added a couple of articles of interest – Lakes 2500s and Scottish 4000s. Website: http://www.gofar.org.uk/index.html Lakes 2500s [have a good look at the photo here 🙂 ] Scottish 4000s  

New outdoor meets list added

Just below this post on the front page of the site you will see the outdoor meets list for 2012/2013. You can also get to it by clicking on the Outdoor Meets category in the categories list to the right of the screen   To open the list – click on the post, then click …

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Tuesday 24 April – Evening meet to celebrate 80th Anniversary of Kinder Trespass

In 1932, five men were jailed for their part in the mass trespass of Kinder Scout, when about 500 men and women took to the hills in defiance of the law, which then decreed those hills and open moorland the sole province of the landed gentry. The freedoms we enjoy today, to wander and climb …

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Kinder Trespass / climbing talk

Came across this article: http://kindertrespass.com/documents/Kinder80-TrespassToTreasure.pdf thought it might be of interest, particularly Fri 27 March 1930hrs:  Journey to the Dark Side (rock climbing on Kinder) Talk, Moorland Discovery Centre, Longshaw,Venue: 01433 637907; No bookings required. Leader: Martin Kocsis, BMC, martin@thebmc.co.uk Jane