Training for clubs

12th Jul 2013

We have a long history of providing high quality training for hillwalking and climbing clubs.  This has included a range of rock climbing, scrambling, navigation, first aid and winter courses. This year will be no exception as we are working with a number of clubs and organisations including the Mynydd Climbing Club, Austrian Alpine Club, Health and Safety Laboratory and Kings College London Mountaineering Club.  We have also delivered a variety of courses for the British Mountaineering Council (BMC).

The Leeds Mountaineering Club is a current example.  This year they wanted to provide a variety of climbing and navigation courses aimed at the members different experience levels.  That was certainly not going to be a problem as we also have a great deal of experience in creating itineraries to suit a wide range of client needs.

We spent some time discussing suitable content with the club and soon came up with a plan. A couple of weekend's ago Rick led an Introductory Climbing Skills course and Lead Climbing Skills course then last weekend Richard led 2 navigation courses aimed at introductory and intermediate level.  

The modular approach allowed members to choose the right level and also offered the chance for some to attend consecutive days to progress further.  The feedback from club members has been superb and we look forward to working with them again in the future. Here are a few examples......

“Leeds Mountaineering Training Courses”
Reviewed 11 July 2013
Paul and his team provide an excellent, experience in all the courses we have arranged with them at peak mountaineering. Our members gain new skills,with the knowledge provided. we will be keen to use them in the future, from climbing tuition to navigation they were very informative. A very enjoyable day out. Highly Recommended. Thanks to all
“Rock to wall course + learning to lead course.”
Reviewed 25 June 2013
These were two fantastic day courses. It was amazing value for money and I feel like I learnt so much. Having only picked up the basics from friends before it was great to cement that knowledge. Rick our instructor was a wealth of information and a great teacher. I'd have no hesitation to set out on a climbing weekend with some mates now, feeling confident I'd know what I was doing. We covered setting up anchor points and top ropes systems, belaying and gear placement. Managed to fit a lot of lead and seconding climbing in as well as learning how to identify crags and routes and understand the grading system. Don't know how we fitted so much in! It was set at just the right pace and Rick was very adaptable meeting us where we were to ensure we got the most we could out of the weekend. I would definitely recommend it! Thank you!
“Novice climbing wall to rock course in the Peaks”
Reviewed 24 June 2013
A great day led by Rick who was a fantastic instructor, I hadn't climbed outdoors and was attending with no prior knowledge or experience, by the end of the day I could safely set up top rope belays in a variety of environments identifying and using appropriate equipment. Rick was patient and encouraging and took every opportunity to make sure we could develop useful knowledge and skills, from identifying routes using a guidebook and even how to expertly fold and carry rope! Thanks, I now feel confident to go out with friends, I can't wait. extremely good value too.
If we can help your club with training please get in touch and we'll happily provide a cost effective solution for your members needs.
Posted by Cal