Meets Calendar

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The Rucksack Club is privileged to have one of the biggest and most varied programme of meets of any British mountaineering club. Our outdoor meets programme has over 50 meets (weekends or longer) throughout the year. We have a regular programme of Wednesday evening climbing – outdoor during the summer months and indoor during winter – and there is a very active Wednesday Walkers group. In the winter months we have a regular mid-week indoor lecture programme from both members and invited national and international speakers.

 

Meets Calendar: Hover over any event to see details. Click to open event (then scroll to see more info).
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  • Skye Meet – Glen Brittle

    All day
    01/10/2019-04/10/2019

    Some spaces still left! Come and enjoy the highlights of Skye and the isolation of Glen Brittle, staying in one of the best appointed, and located, huts I’ve come across. As you know there’s lots to do on Skye both for dreich and fair weather days (and the many that are both) – from the Cuillins, via the lesser visited peaks and beautiful coast, to the Talisker Distillery tour, and much more. This week has been chosen because its after the wee beasties (and most of the tourists) have departed, just before the Craigallan working meet, and a week before the Island meet (you can travel north and stay on for all three). I’ve booked the GBMH, for us exclusively for the above dates. The cost for the six nights, is currently £90 each, but should be less (down to £72 – if we fill the hut), so I shall be asking for a deposit of £45 each to confirm your place. So if you want to reserve one of the bunks let me know (and I’ll send details of how to pay the deposit, if there are still spaces left).

    Coordinator: Gary Bunting

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  • Skye Meet – Glen Brittle

    All day
    02/10/2019-04/10/2019

    Some spaces still left! Come and enjoy the highlights of Skye and the isolation of Glen Brittle, staying in one of the best appointed, and located, huts I’ve come across. As you know there’s lots to do on Skye both for dreich and fair weather days (and the many that are both) – from the Cuillins, via the lesser visited peaks and beautiful coast, to the Talisker Distillery tour, and much more. This week has been chosen because its after the wee beasties (and most of the tourists) have departed, just before the Craigallan working meet, and a week before the Island meet (you can travel north and stay on for all three). I’ve booked the GBMH, for us exclusively for the above dates. The cost for the six nights, is currently £90 each, but should be less (down to £72 – if we fill the hut), so I shall be asking for a deposit of £45 each to confirm your place. So if you want to reserve one of the bunks let me know (and I’ll send details of how to pay the deposit, if there are still spaces left).

    Coordinator: Gary Bunting

  • Walk: Old Glossop, 12.5 miles

    10:00 -16:00
    02/10/2019

    Shepley St, Glossop SK13, UK

    Shepley St, Glossop SK13, UK

    Old Glossop 046948. Moss Castle, Ashop Clough, Lady Clough, Doctor’s Gate. Pub Snake Pass Inn. 

  • Climbing: Awesome Walls, Stockport

    18:00 -22:00
    02/10/2019

    Awesome Walls, Pearl Mill, Stockport Rd W, Bredbury, Stockport SK6 2BP, UK

    Awesome Walls, Pearl Mill, Stockport Rd W, Bredbury, Stockport SK6 2BP, UK

    From 6pm at Awesome Walls, Stockport, SK6 2BP

    After at The Railway, Avenue St, Stockport, SK1 2BZ

    Coordinator: John Jefferies

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  • Skye Meet – Glen Brittle

    All day
    03/10/2019-04/10/2019

    Some spaces still left! Come and enjoy the highlights of Skye and the isolation of Glen Brittle, staying in one of the best appointed, and located, huts I’ve come across. As you know there’s lots to do on Skye both for dreich and fair weather days (and the many that are both) – from the Cuillins, via the lesser visited peaks and beautiful coast, to the Talisker Distillery tour, and much more. This week has been chosen because its after the wee beasties (and most of the tourists) have departed, just before the Craigallan working meet, and a week before the Island meet (you can travel north and stay on for all three). I’ve booked the GBMH, for us exclusively for the above dates. The cost for the six nights, is currently £90 each, but should be less (down to £72 – if we fill the hut), so I shall be asking for a deposit of £45 each to confirm your place. So if you want to reserve one of the bunks let me know (and I’ll send details of how to pay the deposit, if there are still spaces left).

    Coordinator: Gary Bunting

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  • Skye Meet – Glen Brittle

    All day
    04/10/2019-04/10/2019

    Some spaces still left! Come and enjoy the highlights of Skye and the isolation of Glen Brittle, staying in one of the best appointed, and located, huts I’ve come across. As you know there’s lots to do on Skye both for dreich and fair weather days (and the many that are both) – from the Cuillins, via the lesser visited peaks and beautiful coast, to the Talisker Distillery tour, and much more. This week has been chosen because its after the wee beasties (and most of the tourists) have departed, just before the Craigallan working meet, and a week before the Island meet (you can travel north and stay on for all three). I’ve booked the GBMH, for us exclusively for the above dates. The cost for the six nights, is currently £90 each, but should be less (down to £72 – if we fill the hut), so I shall be asking for a deposit of £45 each to confirm your place. So if you want to reserve one of the bunks let me know (and I’ll send details of how to pay the deposit, if there are still spaces left).

    Coordinator: Gary Bunting

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  • Craigallan Working Meet

    All day
    05/10/2019-06/10/2019

    As usual the working weekend will follow the Skye meet as this has proved to be successful over many years. I did consider altering plans this year because I have a clash of dates. Mike Ferguson has tempted me to join his group on a cycling trip to Catalonia and we do not return until 6 October. I discussed alternatives for the working meet with the Committee recently but the feeling was to leave the meet as it is because enough people know what to do without me there to organise them. However, it does mean that this year the usual catering service will not be offered. I will be in touch with the Skye group and with anyone else who joins the working meet to go over what needs to be done. This will mainly be the usual gardening and general cleaning inside and out. As ever, hedge trimmers will be especially useful if anyone is able to bring one to the meet. Apologies from me to all involved for not being present this year – and thanks in anticipation. Catering update Ellie Howarth has kindly offered to provide catering for the working meet. I will be discussing arrangements with Ellie and Gary Bunting and I will be in touch during September with all those intending to help on the working meet. Many thanks to Ellie and Gary for their willingness to help in my absence.

    Coordinator: John Patrick

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  • Craigallan Working Meet

    All day
    06/10/2019-06/10/2019

    As usual the working weekend will follow the Skye meet as this has proved to be successful over many years. I did consider altering plans this year because I have a clash of dates. Mike Ferguson has tempted me to join his group on a cycling trip to Catalonia and we do not return until 6 October. I discussed alternatives for the working meet with the Committee recently but the feeling was to leave the meet as it is because enough people know what to do without me there to organise them. However, it does mean that this year the usual catering service will not be offered. I will be in touch with the Skye group and with anyone else who joins the working meet to go over what needs to be done. This will mainly be the usual gardening and general cleaning inside and out. As ever, hedge trimmers will be especially useful if anyone is able to bring one to the meet. Apologies from me to all involved for not being present this year – and thanks in anticipation. Catering update Ellie Howarth has kindly offered to provide catering for the working meet. I will be discussing arrangements with Ellie and Gary Bunting and I will be in touch during September with all those intending to help on the working meet. Many thanks to Ellie and Gary for their willingness to help in my absence.

    Coordinator: John Patrick

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  • Indoor Meet: Sports Physio Tim Hall on ‘How to keep going until the wheels drop off…and beyond’ .

    19:30 -22:00
    08/10/2019

    ‘How to keep going until the wheels drop off…and beyond’ by Tim Hall, Sports Physio. 

    7.30pm, at Heaton Sports Club, Green Lane, SK4 2NF.

    Tim is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist currently working for Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, where he assesses, treats and manages a substantial number of sports injuries back into good health.

    His presentation offers a common sense approach to reducing the risk of injury and a framework for getting back on the hill/in the saddle after injury. Be prepared to get involved!

    Before he grew up Tim says he wasted(?!) a lot of time, teaching and coaching skiing in Europe and New Zealand. He remains an active (and older) skier, cyclist and runner.

    Tim Hall 2019

     He remains a regular visitor to the Alps both for winter sports and summer cycling and still chasing PBs into his 6th decade…he could be considered an ageing athlete with the wheels still on!

    Note from the Website Sec…Tim provided me with fantastic advice on how to preserve a dodgy knee allowing me to keep away from orthopaedic surgeons and continue to be very active in the mountains!

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  • Walk: Over Haddon 203664. 11.5 miles

    10:00 -16:00
    09/10/2019

    Park at Over Haddon pay and display CP £4.50. Lathkill Dale, Monyash, Yougrave. Pub George Hotel, Youlgrave. Details TBA.

  • Climbing: Manchester Climbing Centre

    18:00 -22:00
    09/10/2019

    From 6pm at the Manchester Climbing Centre, St. Benedict’s Church, Bennett St, Manchester M12 5ND 

    After at the Vale Cottage, 1 Croft Bank, Gorton. M18 8EU

    Coordinator: John Jefferies

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  • Scottish Island Meet

    All day
    11/10/2019-13/10/2019

    This Meet is already fully booked and there is a long waiting list, Andy is looking forward to seeing everyone there and to a great few days.

    Coordinator: Andy Llewellyn

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  • Scottish Island Meet

    All day
    12/10/2019-13/10/2019

    This Meet is already fully booked and there is a long waiting list, Andy is looking forward to seeing everyone there and to a great few days.

    Coordinator: Andy Llewellyn

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  • Scottish Island Meet

    All day
    13/10/2019-13/10/2019

    This Meet is already fully booked and there is a long waiting list, Andy is looking forward to seeing everyone there and to a great few days.

    Coordinator: Andy Llewellyn

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  • Walk: Whaley Bridge Canal Basin 013816. 10.75 miles

    10:00 -16:00
    16/10/2019

    Whaley, Chinley Churn, New Mills, Black Hill. Pub Rock Tavern, New Mills. Details Gavin Young.

  • Climbing: Awesome Walls, Stockport

    18:00 -22:00
    16/10/2019

    Awesome Walls, Pearl Mill, Stockport Rd W, Bredbury, Stockport SK6 2BP, UK

    Awesome Walls, Pearl Mill, Stockport Rd W, Bredbury, Stockport SK6 2BP, UK

    From 6pm at Awesome Walls, Stockport, SK6 2BP

    After at The Railway, Avenue St, Stockport, SK1 2BZ

    Coordinator: John Jefferies

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  • New Mills – Grindleford

    All day
    19/10/2019

    An A-B walk. Please use grid ref to find New Mills Central. OS Dark Peak Explorer map. Grid Reference SK 997 854. All day parking £2.50 drop down steep lane to Station and car park. Meet at 8 am for an easy start along River Goyt before tackling Chinley Churn, head over to Swines and then back, down to Edale, Hope, Bamford, Hathersage and skid to a halt at Grindleford station, where hopefully there will be time to visit the cafe. There are lots of opportunities to jump ship by jumping onto a train, along the way. One of those is a pun but now I’m confusing things. Total distance of walk about 21 miles. Please contact me the week before the walk if you intend to come as delay’s, strikes etc. may drastically alter my plans.

    Coordinator: Gerard Cudahy

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  • Walk: Fairholmes, Derwent 173892. 11.5 miles

    10:00 -16:00
    23/10/2019

    Hagg Farm, Win Hill, Ladybower, Whinstone Lee Tor. Pub Ladybower Inn. Details Gary Bunting.

  • Climbing: Manchester Climbing Centre

    18:00 -22:00
    23/10/2019

    From 6pm at the Manchester Climbing Centre, St. Benedict’s Church, Bennett St, Manchester M12 5ND 

    After at the Vale Cottage, 1 Croft Bank, Gorton. M18 8EU

    Coordinator: John Jefferies

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  • High Moss

    All day
    26/10/2019-27/10/2019

    If the weather is fit then it might be possible to climb. Otherwise a walk may be the best option but anything people want to do, cycling mountain biking, etc. It’s up to you. Boece and myself will be providing a meal on Saturday evening so we need to have an idea of the numbers expected to turn up.

    Coordinators: Boece Cardus & Steve Beswick

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  • High Moss

    All day
    27/10/2019-27/10/2019

    If the weather is fit then it might be possible to climb. Otherwise a walk may be the best option but anything people want to do, cycling mountain biking, etc. It’s up to you. Boece and myself will be providing a meal on Saturday evening so we need to have an idea of the numbers expected to turn up.

    Coordinators: Boece Cardus & Steve Beswick

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  • Walk: Road junction SW of Sheldon 165682. 9.5 miles

    10:00 -16:00
    30/10/2019

    Monyash, Lathkill Dale, Conksbury, Over Haddon. Pub Lathkill Hotel, Over Haddon. Details Gerry Oliver.

  • Climbing: Awesome Walls, Stockport

    18:00 -22:00
    30/10/2019

    From 6pm at Awesome Walls, Stockport, SK6 2BP

    After at The Railway, Avenue St, Stockport, SK1 2BZ

    Coordinator: John Jefferies

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