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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  • Hayfield Adventure

    All day
    02/02/2020

    Meet at the Hayfield Bus Station car park at 10am for a 10.15am start to this walk of approximately 13miles. The route is along the Sett Valley trail, over Lantern Pike, Rowarth, Cown Edge, Whiteley Nab, Worm Stones, Harry’s Hut, Mill Hill, Sandy Heys and back to Hayfield via The Shooting Cabin and 20 Trees. The post-walk gathering venue is The George Hotel.

    Hope to see you there – Lis (and maybe H if he’s not on stage!)

    Coordinator: Lisa Bloor

  • Winter climbing Meet, Cogne

    All day
    02/02/2020-09/02/2020

    Winter climbing meet to Cogne in the beautiful Gran Paradiso NP in Italian Alps. Ice climbing galore with options for cross country skiing, piste skiing, snow shoeing or otherwise. Let Rob McGinnes know if you’re going but sort your arrangements yourselves please [Rob’s contact details as per Handbook]. If climbing you ideally need to be in pairs.

    Current travel and accommodation arrangements [but it’s not obligatory to do same!] are
    EasyJet EZY1949 DEP 2/2/20 07:00 MCR to Geneva. Return 9/2/20 EZY1950 10:45 Geneva to MCR. Staying at Maison Pierrot in Cogne village, email Sara on info@maisonpierrot.com for rooms.

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  • Winter climbing Meet, Cogne

    All day
    03/02/2020-09/02/2020

    Winter climbing meet to Cogne in the beautiful Gran Paradiso NP in Italian Alps. Ice climbing galore with options for cross country skiing, piste skiing, snow shoeing or otherwise. Let Rob McGinnes know if you’re going but sort your arrangements yourselves please [Rob’s contact details as per Handbook]. If climbing you ideally need to be in pairs.

    Current travel and accommodation arrangements [but it’s not obligatory to do same!] are
    EasyJet EZY1949 DEP 2/2/20 07:00 MCR to Geneva. Return 9/2/20 EZY1950 10:45 Geneva to MCR. Staying at Maison Pierrot in Cogne village, email Sara on info@maisonpierrot.com for rooms.

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  • Winter climbing Meet, Cogne

    All day
    04/02/2020-09/02/2020

    Winter climbing meet to Cogne in the beautiful Gran Paradiso NP in Italian Alps. Ice climbing galore with options for cross country skiing, piste skiing, snow shoeing or otherwise. Let Rob McGinnes know if you’re going but sort your arrangements yourselves please [Rob’s contact details as per Handbook]. If climbing you ideally need to be in pairs.

    Current travel and accommodation arrangements [but it’s not obligatory to do same!] are
    EasyJet EZY1949 DEP 2/2/20 07:00 MCR to Geneva. Return 9/2/20 EZY1950 10:45 Geneva to MCR. Staying at Maison Pierrot in Cogne village, email Sara on info@maisonpierrot.com for rooms.

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  • Winter climbing Meet, Cogne

    All day
    05/02/2020-09/02/2020

    Winter climbing meet to Cogne in the beautiful Gran Paradiso NP in Italian Alps. Ice climbing galore with options for cross country skiing, piste skiing, snow shoeing or otherwise. Let Rob McGinnes know if you’re going but sort your arrangements yourselves please [Rob’s contact details as per Handbook]. If climbing you ideally need to be in pairs.

    Current travel and accommodation arrangements [but it’s not obligatory to do same!] are
    EasyJet EZY1949 DEP 2/2/20 07:00 MCR to Geneva. Return 9/2/20 EZY1950 10:45 Geneva to MCR. Staying at Maison Pierrot in Cogne village, email Sara on info@maisonpierrot.com for rooms.

  • Walk: east end of Fernilee dam 015777. 11.5 miles

    10:00 -15:00
    05/02/2020

    Windgather, Shining Tor, Cat & Fiddle, Errwood. Pub Shady Oak, Fernilee. Coordinator TBA.

  • Climbing: Manchester Climbing Centre

    18:00 -22:00
    05/02/2020

    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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  • Winter climbing Meet, Cogne

    All day
    06/02/2020-09/02/2020

    Winter climbing meet to Cogne in the beautiful Gran Paradiso NP in Italian Alps. Ice climbing galore with options for cross country skiing, piste skiing, snow shoeing or otherwise. Let Rob McGinnes know if you’re going but sort your arrangements yourselves please [Rob’s contact details as per Handbook]. If climbing you ideally need to be in pairs.

    Current travel and accommodation arrangements [but it’s not obligatory to do same!] are
    EasyJet EZY1949 DEP 2/2/20 07:00 MCR to Geneva. Return 9/2/20 EZY1950 10:45 Geneva to MCR. Staying at Maison Pierrot in Cogne village, email Sara on info@maisonpierrot.com for rooms.

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  • Winter climbing Meet, Cogne

    All day
    07/02/2020-09/02/2020

    Winter climbing meet to Cogne in the beautiful Gran Paradiso NP in Italian Alps. Ice climbing galore with options for cross country skiing, piste skiing, snow shoeing or otherwise. Let Rob McGinnes know if you’re going but sort your arrangements yourselves please [Rob’s contact details as per Handbook]. If climbing you ideally need to be in pairs.

    Current travel and accommodation arrangements [but it’s not obligatory to do same!] are
    EasyJet EZY1949 DEP 2/2/20 07:00 MCR to Geneva. Return 9/2/20 EZY1950 10:45 Geneva to MCR. Staying at Maison Pierrot in Cogne village, email Sara on info@maisonpierrot.com for rooms.

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  • North Lakes Classic Walk: Coledale, Braithwaite nr Keswick

    All day
    08/02/2020

    This classic day walk is, quite rightly, a North Lakes favourite. The 10 mile horseshoe route takes in Grisedale Pike, Hopegill Head, Crag Hill and Causey Pike. It features dramatic scenery, super ridge walking, climbs to make you puff plus some fascinating industrial archaeology. Close to Keswick it is also ideal if you need accommodation, a meal or a pint. Meeting: 9.15am in Braithwaite Institute car park (NY 233241, off the A66), Braithwaite, nr Keswick CA12 5RY. For more details and to book on the walk please just get in touch.

    Coordinator: David Nightingale

  • Winter climbing Meet, Cogne

    All day
    08/02/2020-09/02/2020

    Winter climbing meet to Cogne in the beautiful Gran Paradiso NP in Italian Alps. Ice climbing galore with options for cross country skiing, piste skiing, snow shoeing or otherwise. Let Rob McGinnes know if you’re going but sort your arrangements yourselves please [Rob’s contact details as per Handbook]. If climbing you ideally need to be in pairs.

    Current travel and accommodation arrangements [but it’s not obligatory to do same!] are
    EasyJet EZY1949 DEP 2/2/20 07:00 MCR to Geneva. Return 9/2/20 EZY1950 10:45 Geneva to MCR. Staying at Maison Pierrot in Cogne village, email Sara on info@maisonpierrot.com for rooms.

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  • Winter climbing Meet, Cogne

    All day
    09/02/2020-09/02/2020

    Winter climbing meet to Cogne in the beautiful Gran Paradiso NP in Italian Alps. Ice climbing galore with options for cross country skiing, piste skiing, snow shoeing or otherwise. Let Rob McGinnes know if you’re going but sort your arrangements yourselves please [Rob’s contact details as per Handbook]. If climbing you ideally need to be in pairs.

    Current travel and accommodation arrangements [but it’s not obligatory to do same!] are
    EasyJet EZY1949 DEP 2/2/20 07:00 MCR to Geneva. Return 9/2/20 EZY1950 10:45 Geneva to MCR. Staying at Maison Pierrot in Cogne village, email Sara on info@maisonpierrot.com for rooms.

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  • Indoor Meet: Martin Boysen, climber.

    19:30 -22:00
    11/02/2020

    89 Green Ln, Stockport SK4 3LH, UK

    89 Green Ln, Stockport SK4 3LH, UK

    Martin will tell us about his life and climbs.

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  • Walk and hotpot: location TBA

    10:00 -14:00
    12/02/2020

    No additional detail for this event.

  • Climbing: Awesome Walls, Stockport

    18:00 -22:00
    12/02/2020

    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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  • Bowland Fells Walk

    All day
    15/02/2020

    The walk will cross Clougha Pike and Ward’s Stone from Littledale (Forest of Bowland). Meet at 10am in Littledale, where there is roadside parking near Cragg farm (SD545617). It is a circular walk of approximately 17km. Terrain includes field paths, moorland tracks and rough moorland traverse. The walk takes in high Bowland tops and visits the highest point in the Forest of Bowland.

    Coordinator: Tom Patterson

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  • Walk: Peak Forest roadside 115795. 12 miles.

    10:00 -15:00
    19/02/2020

    Great Hucklow, Abney Moor, Bradwell. Pub Bowling Green, Bradwell. Coordinator Tim Taylor.

  • Climbing: Manchester Climbing Centre

    18:00 -22:00
    19/02/2020

    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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  • Craigallan

    All day
    22/02/2020-23/02/2020

    Winter Climbing meet at Craigallan. Good weather, snow and sub-zero temperatures are of course guaranteed for the weekend. The plan will be to arrive on Friday and have two good days out, whether that be climbing, walking or anything that takes your fancy. Please contact Danny to book on.

    Coordinator: Daniel Struggles

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  • Craigallan

    All day
    23/02/2020-23/02/2020

    Winter Climbing meet at Craigallan. Good weather, snow and sub-zero temperatures are of course guaranteed for the weekend. The plan will be to arrive on Friday and have two good days out, whether that be climbing, walking or anything that takes your fancy. Please contact Danny to book on.

    Coordinator: Daniel Struggles

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  • Walk: Bakewell roadside 216690. 11.5 miles.

    10:00 -15:00
    26/02/2020

    Calton Pastures, Hell Bank Plantation, Rowsley. Pub Grouse & Claret, Rowsley. Coordinator Gerry Oliver.

  • Climbing: Awesome Walls, Stockport

    18:00 -22:00
    26/02/2020

    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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  • Etherow Watershed

    All day
    29/02/2020

    Come and join me for a classic winter round of about 35 miles starting and finishing at Hobson Moor Quarry (so climbers are also welcome!). Meet at 7.30 a.m. (GR 988967) then the route takes in Laddow, Black Hill, Holme Moss, Woodhead, Bleaklow, Charlesworth and returning to Hobson Moor about 12 hours after departing. As it is a circular route there are plenty of opportunities to take a more direct line back so please don’t be put off by the need to do the whole walk if you feel a more sensible line is appropriate. I hope to arrange some support about half round, otherwise fend for yourselves. Please let me know if you are intending to come along – contact details as per handbook

    Coordinator: Andy Llewellyn

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