Achille Ratti Climbing Club
The Achille Ratti Climbing Club was founded by Bishop T.B. Pearson in 1940 and named after Monsignor Achille Ratti, a parish priest in Northern Italy who was an accomplished climber. Monsignor Achille Ratti later became Pope Pius X1. The club has a total membership of about 750. Members are active in a wide variety of outdoor activities including climbing, fell walking, fell running, mountain biking, and cycling.