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White Water Safety Volunteers sought, 11-12 February 2017

Would you like to volunteer to provide Whitewater Safety and Rescue cover at the BUCS canoe slalom race? The dates are 11-12 February 2017 at the Tees Barrage. 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. This is a great chance to get lots of safety and rescue practice with real swimmers in a semi-controlled environment.

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White Water Safety Volunteers get free food and tea; If you are able to volunteer all weekend we can also provide accommodation.

Sounds good? Please email safety@wilderness-development.com for more info and to sign up.

Undecided? Not sure? Like the page at https://www.facebook.com/Bucsvolunteers to stay in touch

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Learn why it’s called rock climbing’s “grit season”- 29 January 2017

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.

Rock Climbing in Grit season in the Peak District

Rock Climbing in Grit season in the Peak District

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.

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Outdoor adventure and personal development

Wilderness Development offers all these adventure activities:

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Whitewater Safety and Rescue cover at the BUCS whitewater race

White water safety and rescue team

White water safety and rescue team

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 safety@wilderness-development.com for more information.

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June and July with Wilderness Development

With summer officially here, you might be thinking about great adventures in the Peak District. Here are Wilderness Development’s upcoming activities and courses:

Rock climbing in the Peak District with Wilderness Development

Rock climbing in the Peak District with Wilderness Development. Next on Friday 12 June 2015.

You could brush up on your map reading and compass skills

Mountain Navigation Training

First Aid courses in Greater Manchester and the Peak District

First Aid courses in Greater Manchester and the Peak District

The Peak District Challenge trekking or running event

The Peak District Challenge trekking or running event

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