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Module 3: An introduction to teaching climbing 

Is this the course for you?

March – April 2020 (dates TBC)

This 4 week module is a great introduction to rock climbing.  With a mix of coached sessions and personal climbing time, indoors and outdoors, as well as our in-house learn to lead courses and a week away climbing somewhere in the UK (depending on weather conditions), this is a fabulous module to prepare for and take part in the RCI Training.  Based at the Abernethy School of Adventure Leadership with its own amazing indoor climbing wall, a stones throw from Ben Nevis and the Glencoe there is no better location for some quality outdoor adventures!

What qualifications can you achieve?

For more information on Mountain Training, the National Governing Body for climbing, click HERE

What previous experience do you need?

No previous experience is necessary.

What special equipment do you need?

Waterproof trousers and jacket are recommended.  You may wish to purchase climbing shoes, harness, helmet and climbing gear, however we can provide these for you.

What is included in the price?

The cost of the course is £3,000 which includes:

  • All coaching and use of equipment and transport for training for the duration of the module
  • One week climbing trip in the UK
  • National Governing Body (NGB) membership
  • National Governing Body training fees
  • All food and accommodation in single sex bunk bedded rooms, possibly shared – participants should be aged 18 or over
On booking, you will be required to pay a non refundable deposit of £200 with the balance due 6 weeks before the start of the course.

How does the programme work?

The course runs from TBC March 2020 - TBC April 2020.

Our experienced, qualified instructional team will deliver coaching to give you enough experience to take part in the training course listed above.
A typical day will start with breakfast followed by a short daily meeting.  A full day of coaching or un-coached practice time will follow with a review of the day and dinner on return to the centre.  During an NGB course, there may be evening input from the visiting coach.
Weekends are free time but it is expected that module participants will spend the time refining skills and taking some rest!

About Abernethy

Abernethy operates 4 Christian adventure activity centres and a bunkhouse in Scotland along with a Swiss winter ski training base.  The School of Adventure Leadership is in its 20th year of operation and is home to our flagship one year fully residential Outdoor Instructor Training Course.  Module participants will be training alongside our residential students.

The Abernethy staff team are all Christians and are here to provide a comfortable, welcoming and memorable experience to all who visit.  Our dependence is on God and prayer underpins everything we do.  We are a charitable trust - with Christian values at the core of our service.  Course participants will be required to be sympathetic with our Christian ethos.  Module participants are invited to join our optional weekly evening team fellowship session.  Abernethy operates an on-site no smoking / no alcohol policy.

What now?

Click HERE to register your interest in this module.

If you have any questions about the module then please call us at Abernethy Ardgour on 01967 411222 or e-mail us.

Click HERE for a downloadable summary of this information.


Other modules:

  • Module 1: An introduction to teaching paddling and hill walking
  • Module 2: An introduction to teaching skiing
  • Module 4: BCU UKCC L2 preparation and assessment 
  • Module 5: Single Pitch Award preparation and assessment
  • Module 6: Summer Mountain Leader preparation and assessment

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