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The activity and course dates mentioned in this article have now passed, but all the latest information and up-to-date availability with Wilderness Development can be found through the menus at the top of this page.
Beyond-Marathon and Ultra-Marathon Challenge Events in the Peak District
As I’m sure you know, Wilderness Developments has organised the Original Peak District Challenge since 2013. We have been asked a few times recently about another event that has a very similar name by people looking for a longer-than-a-marathon (aka “ultra-marathon”) challenge event. We thought we would clarify how we differ in terms of entry fee and sponsorship, and how that affects the amount of money your chosen charity receives. (It’s also important to know that you don’t have to raise anything if you don’t want to. You can just pay your entry fee and take part)
You can enter the original Peak District Challenge at www.peak-district-challenge.com
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.
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 email@example.com for more info and to sign up.
Undecided? Not sure? Like the page at https://www.facebook.com/Bucsvolunteers to stay in touch
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.
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.
Whitewater Safety and Rescue cover at the BUCS whitewater race
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.