Climbing for All
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8 places are brooked 4 places are avavilable for public bookings
9.15 for a 9.30am start
There is an additional charge of £8.50 per person on top of the course fee for wall entry. Please pay this at wall reception. Could you also pre-complete the registration form for the wall to save time when you arrive. Registration is free.
Climbing for All is a one day course providing an introduction to instructing disabled people in climbing. The course has now been delivered for over 12 years and was developed by Adventure for All and Mountain Training England. Climbing for All is an Association of Mountaineering Instructors approved course.
The purpose of the course is to provide instructors and coaches increased confidence and skills to enable disabled people to experience and enjoy climbing. The course also provides you with an opportunity to test your instructing and coaching skills in new territories.
Course delivered in two halves Theory/Practical
• Appropriate/Inappropriate Language
• Types of Disabilities
• How do Disabilities Occur
• Models of Disability
The second half covers
• Climbing Environments
• Side Supported Climbing
• Vertical Hoists
• Wheelchair Abseiling
Graeme has been at the leading edge of development in access to the outdoors for over 20 years. He assisted in the development of the course and has been delivering if for over 12 years. Graeme works full time as a disability programme manager for Link4Life leisure trust. He was the founder of the GB paraclimbing team and is currently the secretary for IOL Adventure for All Professional Practice Group.
A number of the activities can be seen on this video.
Adventure for All which oversees the course and is a Specialist Interest Group within the Institute of Outdoor Learning
Association of Mountaineering Instructors provides technical expertise on sections of the course
Mountain Training England developed the course in conjunction with Adventure for All
British Mountaineering Council provides further funding to promote, research and develop disability opportunities
GB Paraclimbing Team
Videos on Disability Climbing are available on BMC TV