Acclimbatize offers the very best in outdoor adventure experiences, team-building challenges and learning possibilities, both in the Peak District and worldwide.
Our location in the beautiful White Peak is perfect to allow us to use the natural environment of the Peak District National Park, with its hills, crags, moors, rivers and caves.
Acclimbatize has been operating since 1999, with a dedicated team of fully experienced and qualified leaders and instructors. We place a strong emphasis on teamwork and cooperation, and our instructors always support participants in achieving their own personal challenges.
Acclimbatize offers personalised individual and group tuition in a wide range of outdoor activities, from rock climbing and abseiling to caving and canoeing.
Acclimbatize is renowned for its team-building events. Our clients within the corporate sector include Rolls Royce, Bombardier, Speedo, Vodafone, McDonalds, Capital One, Boots, Paul Smith, Showsec, MARS, GSK, Tubelines and Thames Water.
Acclimbatize also works with educational groups and youth organisations, offering authentic adventure activities in our spectacular natural surroundings. Acclimbatize will work in partnership with your group leaders to ensure that all your course aims are fully realised. We are fully accredited and licensed by the Adventure Activities Licensing Service and hold both the Learning Outside the Classroom and Adventure Mark.
Acclimbatize also welcomes bookings for social events, including Stag & Hen Parties, Birthday Parties and Friends & Family Adventure Days.
Acclimbatize on the Rocks
The Derbyshire Peak District boasts some of the finest landscapes in Britain for introductory rock climbing courses and rock climbing skills development. The Acclimbatize equipment store is only a few minutes’ walk away from the nearest rock climbing and abseiling area, and we love being outside on the crags whenever we can be. We are also lucky enough to have numerous indoor climbing walls nearby, for use during those times when the Peak District weather is against us.
Individual rock climbing tuition – not only in
the Peak District but UK-wide, using tidal sea cliffs and multi-pitch rock climbs
in mountainous areas
Rock scrambling – unroped rock climbing using
rock slabs, gullies and boulders
Abseiling – including facilitating sponsored
abseils in city environments
Team-building challenges and experiences
Acclimbatize on the Water
Our location on the River Derwent near Matlock is perfect for easy access to the best canoeing, kayaking and raft-building spots in the Peak District. Acclimbatize offers introductory sessions on placid, sheltered water, but also exciting opportunities on expanses of open water or along the river.
Acclimbatize believes in using structured play and games in our water sport sessions wherever possible. It’s more than just fun – it deepens the level of engagement and boosts the retention of learning.
Individual and group canoeing tuition
Individual and group kayaking tuition
Raft-building at Carsington Water
Canoeing and raft-building team challenges
From woodland paths, limestone valleys and open moorland,
the Peak District offers a huge variety of scenery and terrain for adventures
on foot. Your orienteering, geo-caching,
weaselling or gorge-scrambling experiences with Acclimbatize could involve
negotiating all types of environment, from scrambling over rocks and cascades to
micro-navigating your way across moors to the site of historic aircraft
As well as adventure activities in the Peak District, Acclimbatize can provide support for your UK or overseas mountain expeditions in any seasonal or climatic conditions. Members of our team are qualified Mountaineering Instructors and/or holders of the International Mountain Leaders Carnet. We can supply qualified professionals to lead parties on high altitude treks and mountainous expeditions in the UK and worldwide.
Orienteering – navigating between control points
on a unique map, promoting strategic thinking and decision-making
Geo-caching – a high tech ‘treasure hunt’ using GPS
and other navigational techniques to find hidden markers
Gorge-scrambling – negotiating a series of
natural obstacles, including rocks, waterfalls and deep pools, promoting a
genuine sense of adventure and exploration
Adventure Days – combining any or all underfoot
activities to create a unique action-packed day
Mountain expedition leadership
The Peak District is as wonderful underground as it is
above! Acclimbatize offers a wide
variety of caving, potholing and mine exploration activities, perfect for all
ages and abilities. We are lucky enough
to have privileged access arrangements to a number of caves, and we provide not
just technical tuition but also geological, historical and environmental information. Our aim is to bring the underground environment
Caving instruction and group experiences
Cave exploration of some of the biggest, deepest
and most spectacular caves in Derbyshire and Yorkshire
Caving team-building challenges
Mine exploration – adventures in abandoned
mines, all inspected and approved for group activities by qualified mines inspectors
Acclimbatize will work in partnership with you to create a team-building event which is innovative, inspiring and memorable. Our team-building activities are renowned for being dynamic, powerful, exciting and lively.
Choose from over 30 engaging activities, all of which are ideal for team challenge tasks. These are designed to bring all team members together to work towards achieving a common goal. Acclimbatize has a 30ft mobile climbing wall and archery facility, perfect as centre pieces for team-building events anywhere.
For full details of the activities available for team-building events, click HERE.
Acclimbatize Multi Adventure Days
Acclimbatize Multi Adventure Days are perfect for larger groups which need a wide variety of tasks and challenges to appeal to all personality types. They give you the chance to sample any number of activities, all connected together for your own team-building event or experience day.
A typical day might include rock climbing, abseiling, problem-solving, a Tyrolean traverse (crossing an aerial rope bridge) and/or orienteering. We glue these events together either by using a point scoring system for a competitive edge or by wrapping a team-building scenario around the event.
Acclimbatize Technical Training Courses
At Acclimbatize we love to pass on our knowledge and
expertise to others. We offer a bespoke
training service that focuses on exactly what you want to achieve, delivering courses
that complement your existing skills and introduce new ones.
days, constructing belays, learning to lead, multi pitch skills, improvised
rescue, twin rope techniques, sports and traditional climbing skills, movement
Skills: Map and compass work, hazard awareness,
weather, micro and macro navigation, winter skills, mountain scrambling and
short roping, hypothermia, expedition preparation
days, weather and flooding, ropework skills, rigging, self-rescue
techniques, expedition training
training and expert performance coaching with Peter Montgomery – arrangements
Some great news in today.. We can begin delivering National Governing Body training and assessment courses again! It's only a very small percentage of what we do but it feels optimistic. #mountainleaders #Rockclimbinginstructors #rockskills #lowlandleader Statement from Mountain Training England to its providers operating in England
This stated the following: • If you are a personal trainer/coach you can now work with clients outdoors, providing you are meeting no more than 5 other people from outside of your household, outdoors, and you are staying a minimum of 2 metres apart. • You can meet with different clients in a single day as long as it is in gatherings of no more than 6 and you are maintaining social distancing. You should not spend time with anyone not from your household indoors. • You should also enforce strong hygiene measures. This might be cleaning any equipment rigorously in line with wider guidance on hygiene, for example by using antiviral spray and washing hands thoroughly before and after use • Leaving your home - the place you live - to stay at another home is not allowed.
Mountain Training England has considered the guidance above and feel it would now be permissible to deliver a limited range of our training and assessment courses in England, subject to appropriate control measures. It is currently not permissible to deliver courses in Wales or Scotland due to national Government advice. In taking this decision we have consulted with all national Mountain Training organisations who appreciate the current divergence with this advice.
The latest general UK Government update is here; www.gov.uk/coronavirus (see specific guidance for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland)
Within this update it states:
At all times, you should continue to adhere to strict social distancing guidelines when you are outside your home, particularly ensuring you are two metres away from anyone outside your household. You cannot: • stay overnight away from your own home, except for in a limited set of circumstances, such as for work purposes • exercise in an indoor sports court, gym or leisure centre, or go swimming in a public pool • use an outdoor gym or playground • gather outdoors in a group of more than six (excluding members of your own household)
Courses therefore cannot involve overnight stays (including camping); no indoor venues can be used for briefings, course delivery or debriefs; no outdoor climbing walls/facilities can used for course delivery and providers must work on a maximum ratio of 1:5.
Our guidance on safe practice in the outdoors issued to Mountain Training Association members may prove useful:https://www.mountain-training.org/membership/mountain-training-association/news/covid-19-advice-for-members as well any guidance from your professional association. Providers are responsible for the safety of staff, candidates and the general public during course delivery and will need to have satisfied their own risk assessment with regard to Covid-19.
Although the Board of Directors and staff of MTE appreciate that our providers will be keen to get back to delivering courses, a cautious approach will be necessary to limit the spread of infection and respect local sentiment. We strongly urge you to take note of local information and advice from organisations such as National Park Authorities, Mountain Rescue Teams and local Tourist Boards. Please be aware that the future reputation of our sector and our relationships with local communities are at risk, especially in some sensitive areas. The BMC is an excellent source of local information if required (e.g. RAD).
Currently we advise that the following training and assessment courses may be viable to run:
• Hill Skills • Mountain Skills • Rock Skills Introduction • Rock Skills Intermediate • Rock Skills Learn to Lead: Sport • Rock Skills Learn to Lead: Trad • Rock Climbing Development Instructor • Lowland Leader • Hill and Moorland Leader • Mountain Leader – reassessments only (no overnight element) • Rock Climbing Instructor – outdoor reassessments only
We advise that the following training and assessment courses are not currently viable to run:
• Mountain Leader (no camping currently permissible) • Expedition Skills Module (no camping currently permissible) • Indoor Climbing Assistant (no climbing walls currently) • Climbing Wall Instructor and Abseil Module (no climbing walls currently accessible) • Climbing Wall Development Instructor (no climbing walls currently accessible) • Rock Climbing Instructor (no climbing walls currently accessible)
It is essential to maintain the quality and national consistency of our courses. MTE, along with the other national Mountain Training organisations, is presently considering how we can further support our providers delivering courses in these challenging times. We welcome dialogue and will remain flexible with regard to temporary course adaptations where possible.
Please note that this guidance may change in line with the Government’s advice and may need to be reversed regionally or even nationally if required. We recommend that you stay up to date with government guidance at all times. Government guidance supersedes all advice given by Mountain Training England and must be followed at all times.
If you wish to run a MTE course please can you contact Mark Walker to discuss your plans. If you have queries regarding the Board’s approach please contact myself.
This is a delicate time and we trust that you will exercise excellent judgement, sensitivity and preparation for any courses that you may wish to offer. Good luck.
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