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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.

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Annual Dinner 2015
18 Oct 2015

This years annual dinner is to be held at Chapel Stile village hall on Saturday 14th November - the evening of the AGM. The cost for three course meal including wine will be 23.00 per person. for more info

Forthcoming meet - 'Autumn Amble'
31 Aug 2015

Don't forget: 'Autumn Amble' meet is to be held on Saturday 10th October, at Bishop's Scale in Langdale. Refer to the meets card for more info

Old County Tops - Results
27 May 2015

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Old County Tops - Final Instructions
07 May 2015

Final Instructions for the Old County Tops is now available. Click here

Arthur Daniels Memorial Service
21 Apr 2015

The club plans to hold a memorial service for Arthur at the Bishop's Scale Chapel. This will most likely be in the afternoon of Saturday 11th of July. Exact time and date to be confirmed.

Old County Tops 2015

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Grisedale Horseshoe 2015

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Our New Hut

Click to see how work is progressing at Little Ground House