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The Climbing Out 5-Day Programmes


The Climbing Out 5-Day Programmes

Climbing Out provides fully funded 5 day outdoor activity programmes aimed at rebuilding confidence, self-esteem and motivation for people facing life-changing injury, illness or trauma.

We offer a wide range of activities including climbing, kayaking, hill walking, abseiling and caving. All the activities are adapted to meet the needs and capabilities of individual participants. 

Our instructors are highly trained in mental resilience and personal development coaching as well as outdoor activities. Personal development sessions are run throughout the week to give participants the tools to accept the past, move forwards in life and deal with challenges they may face in the future.

The social element of the programmes has also proved to be incredibly important, providing the participants with the chance to socialise and build a long-term network of friendship and support.

“When you think you aren’t good enough, Climbing Out has taught me that it’s a lie. 

I am good enough 

I am not a burden 

I am special 

I am inspirational 


No one can stop me and having kidney disease and diabetes certainly won’t!”



How They Work

Climbing Out works with our team of instructors to provide a full week of challenging but achievable activities, personal development coaching and evening social events. The aim is to have fun, stretch boundaries, make friends and to enable participants to see a new way forward in life.

We offer a range of programmes in North Wales, the Peak District, Shropshire and the Lake District with varying levels of physical challenges, so everyone is challenged at an appropriate level.

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The programmes combine all the benefits of outdoor activities - fun, camaraderie, friendship, teamwork, challenge, physical activity, fresh air - along with personal development, life coaching and mental resilience tools.

The results can be life changing!

“I am leaving a changed person. The programme has given me a toolbox for life that I will keep by my side forever and will revisit to remain the stronger and braver person Climbing Out has made me. Thanks to Climbing Out my entire perspective of myself and my way of life has changed for the better.”

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The Magic of Climbing Out!

A Climbing Out 5 day programme summed up in 5 minutes

Changing Lives
Who we support


The programmes are fully funded and available to anyone aged 18yrs or over who is struggling to move forward following a mental or physical trauma, and is struggling to find a new way forward in life.

Each application is treated on an individual basis so please get in touch to find out more.

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

The people we support include:


Members of the Police, Fire and Ambulance services


Individuals going through abuse or bullying

Acquired Disability

People with acquired disabilities

Armed Forces

Members of the Armed Forces, including veterans


Survivors of terrorism or crime


Members of the NHS


People with PTSD

Cancer survivor

Cancer Survivors


Those facing acquired vision or hearing impairments


Individuals who have suffered renal failure or other life changing illnesses including Meningitis and Sepsis

We don’t work with people who’ve had conditions from birth, young offenders or drug and alcohol addiction, however each application is treated on an individual basis so please get in touch to find out more.

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

“I have complex PTSD. I felt lost, without a future and couldn’t imagine how I could be happy again. I’d given up and couldn’t see a way out. 

This course gave me not only hope, but confidence, motivation and inspiration.  

If someone gave me all the time and a dictionary, I couldn’t convey how life changing this programme is.”


How is it funded?

All places are fully funded by the charity, all we ask is that participants can get themselves to the venue at the start of a programme and home again at the end. We do a pick up from the local station for anyone coming by train.

"This programme has helped me reopen and re-heal wounds that had healed entirely wrong. As a result, I can feel my life changing"

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How is it funded?

Programme Dates

      These are provisional dates. They may be subject to change in response to changing Covid restrictions. Please contact Kelda via the contact form for more details.


2022 Programme Dates




Programme 1:

14th – 18th March

Veteran programme - Lake District

Programme 2:

11th - 15th April


Programme 3:

30th May - 3rd June


Programme 4:

11th - 15th July

Yr Hafod, North Wales

Programme 5:

1st - 5th August

Dukes Barn, Peak District

Programme 6:

22nd - 26th August


Programme 7:

14th - 18th September

Level 2 - North Wales

Programme 8:

17th - 21st October

Emergency Services/Military/NHS - Lake District

More details to be announced!

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How To Apply

If you are interested in a Programme for yourself or to refer someone else please complete one of the following online forms:

Climbing Out Self Referral Form - click here

Climbing Out Programme Referral Form - click here

Kelda will then email to arrange a time for a phone call to chat through what’s involved with a Climbing Out programme and decide if the programmes are suitable, and if so, which one would be the most appropriate.

Different programmes have different levels of physical challenge, so we try and facilitate the right place on the right programme for as many people as possible, so everyone can step out of their comfort zone and challenge themselves at the right level.


Verity's Story

"You should know that you’ve changed my life. My attitude towards myself and my outlook on the future has gone from the bottom to the top. I now have the tools and skills necessary to progress so much further than I thought I could."


Verity's Story