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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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.
Arthur Daniels, much loved hut Warden of Bishopís Scale, has sadly passed away. Arthurís contributions to his beloved club were well known and admired by all who visited Bishopís scale, and took pa.....click for more info
This year, the club 'long walk' will take place in Snowdonia, where we'll be tackling the Welsh 3000's.
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.....click for more info
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