by UKC News Mar/2011 This article has been read 10,136 times
Last year we ran the very successful Alpine Festival in collaboration with Plas y Brenin in North Wales. This year we are once again teaming up with PyB to provide a weekend of workshops, lectures and events called
The aim of The Big Climb weekend will be for people to learn from the experts in a series of workshops covering a wide range of different climbing skills: from bouldering to sport climbing; from training to first aid: from racking your gear to tackling your first big wall.
The Workshops on Offer
Bouldering – Small problems - massive gains? Using bouldering as a training tool.
Sea Cliff Skills The low down on getting the most out of sea cliff climbing while staying safe.
Training Smarter Learn how to get more from your training while staying motivated.
Effective Video Analysis Learn how to use video analysis to improve your technique.
Get Out of Jail Free Self-rescue techniques.
Racking Up What gear to carry and how to rack it.
Big Wall Climbing An introduction to big walls and how to climb them.
Big Mountain Routes, Climbing Slicker Climbing faster and more efficiently on multi-pitch routes.
Alpine Rockaneering Accessible rock climbing in the Alps.
Real World First Aid First aid for real situations you may find yourself in, without the right kit.
Sport Climbing An introduction for trad climbers wanting to try their hand at some sport climbing.
Belays and Anchors Building effective belays and anchors.
Destruction Junction Witness gear manufacturers testing their gear to destruction.
Each of the workshops will be presented by an expert in the field and this will be a unique opportunity for you to learn directly from top climbers in their fields. They will share their knowledge with you in the workshops but also be on-hand throughout the weekend for informal chat sessions around the centre or at the bar.
The program lasts for the whole weekend and you can choose which workshops you would like to attend to in effect create your own program. There will also be an Expert's Corner, where you will be able to ask questions direct to the experts.
The price for the weekend is just £160 which includes two nights accommodation and all your food, in addition to the world class coaching and tuition and guest speakers on Friday and Saturday night.
The Goody Bag
Everyone who comes on the course will get a free goody bag packed with some great bits of kit. The exact contents have not been finalised but there will be plenty to get excited about.