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The Achille Ratti Climbing Club was founded by Bishop T.B. Pearson in 1940 and named after Monsignor Achille Ratti, a parish priest in Northern Italy who was an accomplished climber. Monsignor Achille Ratti later became Pope Pius X1.

The club has a total membership of about 800. Members are active in a wide variety of outdoor activities including climbing, fell walking, fell running, mountain biking, and cycling.

The ARCC has 4 huts, 3 in the English Lake District and one in North Wales. They provide comfortable, ideally located accomodation to members and their guests.

The club holds meets throughout the year based at the Club Huts or other mountain locations. The organised meets cater for all tastes and levels of ability. Meets are held centered on a number of activities including rock climbing, winter fell walking, fell racing, mountain biking, low level walking, long distance fell walking, bird watching, barbecuing (very popular!) and an annual dinner.

Achille Ratti Climbing Club
Next club meet:
ARCC Fell Running Championships
Next Race: Screes
Sat October 17, 2015
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Fell Runners Meet - 24/25 January 2015
04 Jan 2015

The annual fell runners meet is taking place at Langdale over the weekend of 24/25th January. Fell runners of all standards welcome. Will involve a day out on the hills on Saturday followed by beer

The ARCC is now on Twitter
04 Dec 2014

We now have a twitter account. Follow us:

ARCC Annual Dinner - Sat 15th Nov
19 Oct 2014

There are still a few places available. Venue: Chapel Stile Village Hall meet at 7.30 ready to enjoy a three course meal at 8.00 Menu: Home cooked food by Br

Another successful maintenance meet at Tyn Twr!
19 Oct 2014

Big thanks to John & Ann McGonagle for hosting another successful working weekend at Tyn Twr. The somewhat 'unsettled' weather didn't dampen the spirits of those who came, and just about everythin

Have your ARCC newsletters sent by email
15 Oct 2014

Attention All Members! Sending newsletters by post both expensive for the club, and time-consuming for those involved. It is a lot of hard work! Please help us out by opting to receive your futu

Old County Tops 2015

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Grisedale Horseshoe Fell Race 2014


Our New Hut

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