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.
We now have a twitter account. Follow us: Follow @AchilleRattiCC
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
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
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
View the latest info about the proposed new ARCC sub-committe by clicking here
Click to see how work is progressing at Little Ground House