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 3 ’huts’. There are 2 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.
Old County Tops Fell Race. 21st May 2016. click here to few the latest information
The fell running meet at Little Ground House took place on 19th March. click here to find out what went on.
Following the 2015 AGM, an interim version of the ARCC club constitution has now been published. Click here to see it.
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. F.....click for more info
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 .....click for more info
Final Instructions for the Old County Tops is now available. Click here