New Online Climbing for All Disability Awareness Course



NICAS is excited to announce that the "Climbing for All" Disability Awareness course from Mountain Training is now available online! This much-needed course accredited by the Mountain Training Association and Association of Mountaineering Instructors, has been running for over 10 years, but is now being trialled in an online format, opening up an opportunity for those to attend who might not usually be able to travel to or afford an in-person event.

The aim of this newly launched online course is to offer a more accessible opportunity to explore the disability environment in climbing, and provide effective steps for those looking to explore this area in greater depth. The initiative aims to empower climbing coaches with the knowledge and skills necessary to create a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere for climbers of all abilities, including an insight into technical systems used to assist climbers. This is very much something that NICAS supports!

This two-hour webinar covers a comprehensive range of topics, including:

  • Appropriate/Inappropriate Language
  • Gathering Information
  • Strength-Based Conversations
  • Disability Types
  • Models of Delivery
  • Models of Disability
  • Using Video
  • Signposting

And the first two online course dates are being offered at a special discounted rate of £10 (regularly priced at £20):

  • Thursday 22 February 2024: 7.00pm to 9.00pm - BOOK HERE
  • Thursday 28 March 2024: 7.00pm to 9.00pm - BOOK HERE

Led by Graeme Hill, a highly respected disability trainer with two decades of experience in delivering Climbing for All, the course promises engaging breakout sessions, opportunities for discussions, and insightful videos.

Graeme Hill, a Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor, has played a pivotal role in the development of an accessible environment for climbing. He co-founded the GB paraclimbing and the GB paraclimbing series in collaboration with the BMC. His passion lies in working with climbing representative bodies to create a more accessible climbing community.

Attendees of the course will receive 0.5 CPD points.

We're enthusiastic about this initiative and believe that the new online Climbing for All Disability Awareness Course can significantly contribute to making climbing more accessible and inclusive for all.

 
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Disabled climber in wheelchair being hoisted using climbing ropes

Photo: Bendrigg Trust




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