February Update: Anabasis MC, Handbook and Covid

I plan to Post a brief update of RC related information/activities at the beginning of each month [ideally a bit earlier than this one!]. There are three things I would like to highlight this month: 

Firstly, a very warm welcome is extended to all former Anabasis Mountaineering Club [AMC] members who have now joined the Rucksack Club. The AMC decided to dissolve after 60 years of activity as a result of losing the tenancy on their hut in Snowdonia. They approached the Rucksack Club to discuss whether their members could join us and I am delighted to say that our Committee and AGM approved this transfer. The last few months must have been very difficult for the Anabasis membership, but we hope they enjoy their new found home. 

RC members will have noticed that they have not yet received the 2021 Handbook, which is normally published about now. We decided to hold back on its publication so that we could include as many ex-Anabasis members’ details as possible, which our Secretary and Membership Secretary are currently working on. Our aim is to get the Handbook to all members by Easter, which will almost certainly be before any form of Meet can re-start.

Covid: Our Huts remain closed and Meets suspended; your Committee will review this position as soon as lockdown restrictions change. 

Stay local, safe, vaccinated [once offered], fit and well so we can start ‘getting out there’ as soon as restrictions are eased sufficiently to allow this to happen.


Andy Tomlinson



  1. It was great to ‘e-meet’ so many former members of the Anabasis on the last ‘zoom show’ – great to have you all on board and looking forward to a time when we can actually get out ‘on the hill’! Meanwhile, stay tuned for the fortnightly ‘Virtual Meets’.
    Cheers, Dom

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