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Climbing Out is a registered charity that runs 5-day outdoor activity programmes aimed at rebuilding confidence and self-esteem in young people who have been through a life-changing injury, illness or trauma. Opportunities are available for young people aged between 16-30 years to take part.

Fully-funded by Climbing Out, the residential programmes are based in the Lake District and act as a springboard to enable young people to start living life again post injury, illness or trauma.

“Climbing Out has shown me that anything can be achieved...thank you for pressing the play button and taking my life off hold" - Claire, participant

Activities include kayaking, abseiling, gorge scrambling, hill walking and rafting, with all activities adapted to suit the needs and capabilities of the group and individual. Fun and lighthearted personal development sessions are also run before and after each activity, providing the participants with the tools to apply their learning from the week to life outside of their 5 days with Climbing Out. Social activities also take place each evening including an inspirational talk, quiz and BBQ.

Find out more: Changing Lives (3 minute video) captures the work and impact of Climbing Out.

If you know any young people who would benefit from taking part, or if you have connections to organisations working with young people who could be suitable participants, please contact Kelda Wood, Founder:

Climbing Out is running a taster weekend on 22-23 October for any support workers/partner organisations that are in a position to recruit young people for the Climbing Out programmes. If you are interested in attending, please contact Kelda


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