The Achille Ratti Climbing Club
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We welcome applications for membership, and hope you find the following information useful.

Applications for Membership

Applications are welcome from anyone aged 18 or over who has an interest in outdoor activities. All applicants should be aware of the following:

  • Applications for membership are made by submitting a completed application form
  • The usual procedure is for an applicant to be proposed by two existing members. Those who would like to join the club but do not know two current members will be invited to attend some Club meets (link to events page) as a guest of the hut warden or another committee member where they will get the opportunity to meet other members.
    Please contact the Club Secretary for further details
  • If the application is approved by the Membership Secretary the applicant will become an Associate Member for a twelve month period. During this period an Associate Member will have all the privileges of a full member, except he/she would not be allowed to vote at the AGM and he/she would not be allowed to nominate new members.
  • It is expected that new members will make use of the Club facilities and participate in some of the Club’s activities. On completion of the twelve month period all Associate Members will be asked for written evidence that they have achieved this. At the discretion of the Management Committee they will then either be offered full membership of the Club or their period of associate membership will be extended by twelve months.
  • An Associate Member is welcome to take guests to the club huts, including their children and grandchildren. Please refer to the hut rules or contact the hut warden for further details. Once an associate member is granted full membership, if they wish to continue taking their children to club huts, it is expected that they will apply for their children to become Junior Associates of the Club. Please contact the Membership Secretary for further details.

Club Constitution

For a more detailed insight into the rules and principles of the Achille Ratti Climbing Club, have a look at our constitution