It's Not About Saying I Can't...
It's About Saying 'How Can I?'

It's Not About Saying I Can't...
It's About Saying 'How Can I?'

It's Not About Saying I Can't...
It's About Saying 'How Can I?'

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Find A New Way Forwards

Climbing Out offers fully funded places on 5 day outdoor activity programmes aimed at rebuilding confidence, self-esteem and motivation in people who have been through a life changing injury, illness or trauma.

"Climbing Out has shown me that anything can be achieved - thank you for pressing the play button and taking my life off hold”

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Climbing Out Introduction

What we do

We combine outdoor activities (from kayaking to abseiling) with mental resilience and personal development coaching, enabling our participants to accept what has happened in the past and start to find a new way forward. 

Combining physical activity with fresh air, teamwork, mental resilience coaching and stretching comfort zones, enables our participants to move forwards in life with confidence and direction.

“You should know that you’ve changed my life. I now have the tools and skills necessary to progress so much further than I thought I could”

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Who We Support

Who We Support

We work with anyone aged 18 or over who has been through a life changing injury, illness or trauma that has been out of their control.

This includes people with an acquired disability, a life changing illness, acquired vision or hearing impairments, victims of bullying or abuse, and survivors of terrorism or crime. We also offer places for members of the Emergency Services, NHS and members of the Armed Forces, including Veterans, reservists and their families who are dealing with mental or physical trauma.

“Climbing Out has genuinely changed my life from my treatment to moving onward. It has shown me that I’m still capable to do things I never thought I could. You’ve really helped to show me how life can be again”

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Meet the Founder:
Kelda Wood MBE

When Kelda sustained an irreparable leg injury in 2002 she lost confidence, direction and motivation. She took on challenges to create goals, and went on to represent GB in Paracanoe, summitted Aconcagua the highest mountain in South America and became the first para rower to solo row the Atlantic.

She realised that pushing her comfort zone, setting goals and surrounding herself with people that motivated her, gave Kelda her life back. In 2010 she launched Climbing Out so she could help other people who have been through life changing trauma or illness to help them see a new way forwards and live life to the full again.

Inspiration to Create Momentum

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Our Impact

“I now have life goals - with all the skills I need to achieve them. If I had to sum up this programme in two words they would be ‘life changing’!”

“After I got sick, I spent 16 months learning to be a patient. Then I spent 5 days with Climbing Out learning how to be me”

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Latest News

Carl’s Story

The Level 2 team are currently taking on the peaks of the Welsh 3000's! One of the team is Carl, who is a member of the police force. Here is Carl's story.

Megan’s Story

Megan is about to attend a Level 2 Climbing Out programme to continue her personal development. Here's her powerful story of what led her to Climbing Out.

Kelda’s Triathlon Challenge Update

This year Kelda Wood MBE, our founder, challenged herself to take on a series of triathlons despite not being able to run or swim well. Find out how she got on!