The 2021 Rucksack Club Calendar has just arrived, hot off the press! We’ve had a tremendous response with photo submissions featuring more than 50 Rucksack Club members (either in front of or behind the lens) – Many thanks to everyone who has contributed. It’s a great reminder of the vitality of The Club that most of the photos were taken in the last year, and we’ve managed to “Get Out There!” despite the circumstances.
This year we are raising funds for Urban Uprising https://www.urbanuprising.org/about 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
As The Club won’t be publishing a Journal this year, the Committee has agreed to send a copy of the Calendar to every member instead – Keep an eye out for your posty in the next few days – I hope you enjoy it! It would be great if you would consider making a donation to Urban Uprising anyway (maybe a tenner or whatever you feel is appropriate) at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/dominic-oughton The calendar illustrates the great good fortune we all enjoy in our appreciation of the outdoors, and to my mind this reinforces a commitment to share this joy with those less fortunate.
Of course, you will also want to share the 2021 Rucksack Club calendar with friends and family, so additional copies will be available for £10 plus p&p with ALL PROCEEDS going to the charity. You can get your additional copies at
who have kindly agreed again to help distribute the calendar this year (without any kind of margin or mark-up, so a big thank you to Mark and colleagues!)
Meanwhile, you can all sit back and relax, in the knowledge that you have got the perfect stocking-filler lined up for Christmas!