Rucksack Club 2020 Calendar

Hi Everyone

The 2020 Rucksack Club Calendar has just gone to the printers and we should get delivery in a couple of weeks – just in time for your Christmas shopping. A huge thank you to the talents and support of John Payne and Mel Cranmer, and contributions from around 50 members (in front of or behind the lens).

The calendar features 50 shots of Rucksackers engaged in the many activities of the Club – mountaineering, climbing and hill-walking of course, but also in action on skis, snowboards and mountain bikes; wild swimming, via-ferrataing, ultra-running, ice-climbing and deep-water soloing. It’s a great record of a year-in-the-life of The Rucksack Club (every photo was taken in the equivalent month the year before) and would be a fitting addition to your kitchen wall at home, as well as a great stocking filler.

If that wasn’t reason enough to buy one (or more!) then ALL PROFITS will go to the BMC Access & Conservation Trust (Charity no. 1089516) to promote sustainable access to cliffs, mountains and open countryside by facilitating education and conservation projects across the United Kingdom and Ireland. Check out the great work they do, including the recent Mend Our Mountains campaign, at

The calendars will cost £10 each – or think of it as making a £10 donation to a great cause and getting a wonderful free calendar as a bonus. I plan to get stock for distribution to forthcoming meets (indoor meet 3 December, Hot Pot meet 7 December and Marsden Edale 4 January – if anyone can pick up a bunch to reach the Wednesday Walkers and other groups in the Club then let me know!)

There are lots of ways to get hold of one (or more!):

– They’re on sale at reception at Awesome Walls Stockport and Sheffield plus Manchester Climbing Centre and other walls soon to be announced

– You can buy online at Climb-Europe (and I’d like to offer a big thank you to them as they’re doing this with zero mark-up and charging postage at cost – check out the rest of their site too!)

Here’s a sneak preview of the front and back covers:

Cheers, Dom (with huge thanks again to JP and Mel and the contributors, without whom it wouldn’t have been possible!)

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