This has really helped boost my confidence….all the activities have allowed me to re grow my confidence and self belief…..Now I know that I can go on to do and achieve bigger things than I dreamed of before

Sairana April 22, 2016

About the programmes:

Climbing Out runs 5 day outdoor activity programmes aimed at rebuilding confidence and self esteem in young people who have been through a life changing injury, illness or trauma. The programmes run Monday to Friday and offer a wide range of activities including climbing, gorge scrambling, kayaking, hill walking, abseiling and raft building. All the activities are bespoke to the needs and capabilities of individual participants, so it doesn’t matter how fit you are, or what physical limitations you may have, all the activities are adapted to suit the group, so everyone can take part and have a go.

Our instructors are specifically trained in personal development coaching as well as outdoor activities, and run fun and light hearted personal development sessions each morning and evening so the young people can review and reflect on their learnings from the day’s activities. These sessions provide the young people with the skills to then transfer those learnings to life after completion of the programmes.

Social events are held each evening, including an inspirational talk, a Quiz night and a BBQ. The social element of the programmes have proved to be incredibly important, often providing the young people the first chance to socialise and make new friends since treatment. Life long friendships have developed as a result of taking part in a Climbing Out programme.

The Climbing Out programmes have proved time and time again to act as a spring board to enable young people to start living life to the full post injury, illness or trauma

Do you feel like you’re unable? Do you feel unworthy? Do you want great inspiration? Take a chance with ‪‎Climbing Out they will change your thoughts AND actions. There is no such word as cant. Anything is possible. I had an amazing time here. I met loads of inspiring people and I see a new direction for my future.

Michaela April 22, 2016

Who are the programmes for: The programmes are available to young people aged between 16-30yrs who are dealing with a life changing injury, illness or trauma. Climbing Out is a national charity and works with young people throughout the country.

Participants must be independently mobile, self-reliant and self-medicating

Where are the programmes held: All the programmes are run in the Lake District based at various different YHA Hostels. The accommodation is single sex rooms of 3-6 beds and all the catering is provided by Jayne Hood, a member of the Climbing Out Team, who keeps us fully fuelled with wonderful home cooked food throughout the week. Any dietary requirements can be catered for with prior notice.

What costs are involved: The programmes are fully funded by Climbing Out, all we ask is that participants can get themselves to the Lake District. If participants are travelling by train, we can organise a pick up from the local train station.

When I heard about Climbing Out and was offered a place on the programme I was really interested in having a go at the outdoor activities but what I got out of it was so much more, it changed my life. Climbing Out showed me that some of the toughest obstacles people can face are just that, obstacles to be overcome and left behind.

Adam April 22, 2016

Climbing Out has done a phenomenal job of opening everyone’s eyes to see beyond their disabilities and realise their potential

Jake April 22, 2016

How to come on a programme:

Organisations – If you are from an organisation and would be interested in sending a group of young people on a Climbing Out programme, please contact Kelda Wood on 07977 574785 to chat things through in more detail, or send her an email

Individuals – If you would be interested in attending a programme yourself, or you know of someone that you think would benefit from taking part in a programme, please contact Kelda on the above contact details for more information.

After the programme:

And it doesn’t stop there (if you don’t want it too!)…..the Climbing Out Club is available to any young person who has taken part in a 5 day programme and offers social events, fund raising activities, weekends away and training opportunities. Members of the club have developed fantatsic friendships and often meet up and socialise outside of the Climbing Out events. See the Climbing Out Club page on this website for more details about what the club gets up to.

Long term support, friendships and development between Climbing Out, The Climbing Out Club and individual participants is also available through Our Facebook page.

I’m quite speechless and humbled by the week I’ve just had with some very inspirational people that have also gone through a life changing hardship such as cancer, I’ve seen the impossible made possible and would never have thought we’d have done the things we’ve done as such a close knit and motivated team without the help from the Climbing Out program.

Jack April 22, 2016

Programme Dates 2017

Date Location Status
May 29 – Jun 2 Lake District Fully Booked
Jul 25 – 29 North Wales Fully Booked
Aug 7 – 11 Dartmoor Fully Booked
Aug 28 – Sep 1 Lake District Fully Booked
Sep 25 – 29 Lake District Places Available