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.

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.

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