Rucksack Club Calendar 2021 – Your chance to ‘Get In There!’

Following the success of the 2020 Rucksack Club Calendar (we raised over £1,500 for The BMC Access and Conservation Trust as well as generating great publicity for The Club) we’ve decided to go again for 2021.

This year we are raising funds for Urban Uprising who support young people from diverse, disadvantaged backgrounds to discover climbing and use it to help improve their physical, social and emotional wellbeing. In their words: Elevating and Inspiring Young People Through Climbing

More than 50 Rucksack Club members contributed photos last year (either in front of or behind the lens) which is a brilliant advert for vitality of The Club – Many thanks to everyone who took part (and of course to those who bought one!) We need your photos again this year. Ideally these will feature a Club Member or Associate Member in a relevant outdoor activity (last year we covered climbing, mountaineering, hill-walking, fell-running, MTB, skiing, ski-touring and wild swimming – let’s have a few caving shots this year and maybe a parapent!)

I’m hoping to keep the spirit of last year and feature photos from the relevant month, but I’m open to a bit of flexibility in light of the lockdown – so feel free to raid your archives going back a few years. Please send LANDSCAPE photos in High Resolution with the filename in the format: MONTH_YEAR_SUBJECT_CAPTION_CREDIT for example June_2020_Dominic Oughton on a beach at Gogarth_Photo Helen Oughton. Please send photos to me at We’re hoping to ‘hit the shelves’ this year in October, well ahead of the calendar / stocking-filler buying season, so the DEADLINE FOR PHOTOS IS 30 SEPTEMBER.

Meanwhile, we’ve already started the ball rolling raising funds for Urban Uprising in conjunction with the ‘Lockdown Slideshow’ series. The Just Giving page is already at £800 (inc Gift Aid) – you can help push this to the £1,000 target at

So, What are you waiting for – get scouring your albums and sending in your pics – It’s your chance to Get In There!

Cheers, Dom

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