/ OI NEWS: John Dunne and Plas y Brenin: Indoors to Outdoors

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[John Dunne of Manchester Climbing Centre and Martin Doyle, PYB's Chief Executive., 3 kb]

John Dunne and Plas y Brenin: Outdoor Climbing For Indoor Climbers

Plas y Brenin and The Manchester Climbing Centre recently unveiled an extensive partnership arrangement which will see MCC members extending their skills in a range of exclusive training courses delivered by the National Mountain Centre's highly skilled and experienced instructors.

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/news.php?id=1865
akhughes - on 16 May 2009
In reply to UKC Gear: This is great, but other walls already offer courses to help people make the transition from indoors to out. The Edinburgh International Climbing Arena and the Ice Factor both have a good range of courses ran by highly qualified staff. These are all open to none members as well. Is there anything different here? Do the Brenin already run courses similar?
sutty on 16 May 2009
In reply to akhughes:

>This is great, but other walls already offer courses to help people make the transition from indoors to out

Well they could send the details in as a news item/publicity blurb if they wished. I am sure UKC would like this sort of information sent them instead of people asking where they can go on this type of course. I know a Sheffield wall does the same. up to them to publicise it.
Andrew Smith - on 16 May 2009
In reply to akhughes: Perhaps the MCC needs the extra publicity to generate a bit of extra revenue, maybe the other walls don't?
John Dunne - on 16 May 2009
In reply to akhughes: At MCC we offer a range of courses through our internal instructors and for more mountain based sessions we have have teamed up with PYB.

The simple reason for this is PYB is the very best facility in the UK and offer the widest range of expert instructors.
Therefore our members get the very best in terms of courses and on site facilities.
Where else can you get instruction from the likes of James Mchaffie one of the Worlds best trad climbers or guys who have stood on the summit of Everest.
sutty on 16 May 2009
In reply to J Dunne:

Why did you post, now I fancy a pork pie? ;-)

Seems a good tie up to me, and other walls can do the same i expect.
Michael Ryan - on 16 May 2009
In reply to andyyyy:
> (In reply to akhughes) Perhaps the MCC needs the extra publicity to generate a bit of extra revenue, maybe the other walls don't?

Let me explain what Outdoor Industry News is. Then it will be a little clearer.

On the Gear page with used to have just Gear reviews. This was then changed and for a year or to we had Gear Reviews and Product News now Gear News.

http://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/

The definition of Gear News is this and it is stated at the base of each entry:

Gear News at UKClimbing.com present climbing and mountaineering equipment that will be of interest to UKClimbing.com's readers. They are not gear reviews. If you have experience of these products registered users at UKClimbing.com are welcome to add comments to the discussion thread.

HOWEVER as we have grown many companies offering products and services wanted more than that - a different category where they could publicise what they are up to beyond just products. We also wanted a place where we could run articles about the outdoor industry.

Hence Outdoor Industry News - it is relatively new.

Now, as an advertiser at UKC you can upload as many Gear News entries as you like, you can also upload Outdoor Industry News - all through your advertiser admin pages.

The Editors at UKC also run Outdoor Industry News that they research themselves.

Jab Vacancies advertised through the Premier Posts system are also doubled up with OINews.

e.g., http://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/news.php?id=1698

This is the system we have developed and it is evolving.

Plas y Brenin and MCC both support UKC and we support them.

So yes, of course many walls run outdoor courses introducing people to climbing outside. It isn't new or exclusive to MCC.

What is new is the partnership between Plas y Brenin and MCC and they are publicising that partnership and this initiative at UKC.

Cheers,

Mick Ryan
UKClimbing.com
Advertising Manager and Senior Editor

ads.ukclimbing.com
akhughes - on 17 May 2009
In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com: thanks mick for clearing that process up. It does sound like that's a good way for people to advertise or find out new things that are happening. Thanks John as well. Hope buisness is good down and the retirement plan is still looking strong.

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