Benefits of membership
Most of our members joined to share the companionship of like-minded individuals in enjoying the outdoors. See What we do For the diverse range of activities that the Club’s members get involved in and What’s happening For a taste of upcoming meets (out of the one hundred and fifty that the Club organises every year).
Members also benefit from access to the Club’s three excellent and strategically placed huts: Beudy Mawr at the heart of the Llanberis Pass, High Moss in the Duddon Valley at the foot of the Walna Scar track over to Coniston, and Craigallan looking out over Loch Linnhe within easy reach of Glencoe and the Ben.
Members are affiliated to the BMC and therefore benefit from Civil Liability Insurance and a range of other services and discounts see: http://www.thebmc.co.uk/Pages.aspx?page=206 Members receive a quarterly newsletter “Meetstaff” which keeps everyone up to date with news of recent activities and forthcoming meets and a copy of our widely acclaimed annual Journal
Members also enjoy reduced entrance fees to the Indoor Meets (recently featuring luminaries such as Ron Fawcett, Doug Scott, Leo Houlding, Andy Kilpatrick and John Dawes) and discounts of up to 15% at a wide range of outdoor shops and reduced entry fees to local climbing walls.
Joining the Rucksack Club
The Club welcomes and encourages enthusiastic new members of all abilities interested in mountaineering, climbing, hill walking and related activities. Membership is open to people over 18 years old. The club does not undertake to train members in any mountain activities and we emphasise that members must take full responsibility for their own safety in the mountains.
Prospective members are expected to attend at least three Club outdoor meets, primarily so that the Club and the prospective member can get to know each other. New members must be proposed and seconded by members of the Club and are elected at the discretion of the Committee.