With colder temperatures, the friction between peak district gritstone and your hands and feet increases, giving climbers the edge on routes at the limit of their ability. It’s no coincidence that at this time of year the comparatively short routes of the Peak District are at their busiest as climbers chose 10-15m bursts of delicate, rewarding climbing over long mountain routes lost in the mist.
If you’d like to join us for rock climbing, a half day session starts from just £26, and is next available on Sunday 29 January 2017.
Wilderness Development is recruiting volunteers to provide one day’s Whitewater Safety and Rescue cover at the BUCS whitewater race. The date is Saturday 9 April 2016 at the river Washburn. Ideally you’ll hold the WWSR qualification but this isn’t essential and if you have any level of training or rescue experience we will find a job that suits you. We do our very best to look after the volunteers, because we couldn’t put on the event without you.
Undecided? Not sure? Like the page at https://www.facebook.com/Bucsvolunteers to stay in touch for future years.
If you’d like to sign up email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
With summer officially here, you might be thinking about great adventures in the Peak District. Here are Wilderness Development’s upcoming activities and courses:
- Mountain navigation training. Next available in the Peak District on Sat 11 July. Book mountain navigation training online here.
- First Aid courses, leading to either “Emergency First Aid at Work” (if you attend one day) or “Outdoor First Aid” (if you attend both days). Next available on 1-2 August 2015.
- The Peak District Challenge trekking or running event has distances from 25-100km and can count as a UTMB(r) qualifying event.