Acclimbatize offers the very best in outdoor adventure experiences, team-building challenges and learning possibilities, both in the Peak District and worldwide. 

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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.   

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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.  

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Acclimbatize also welcomes bookings for social events, including Stag & Hen Parties, Birthday Parties and Friends & Family Adventure Days.


Acclimbatize on the Rocks

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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.

Acclimbatize offers:

  • 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

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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. 

 Acclimbatize offers:

  • Individual and group canoeing tuition
  • Individual and group kayaking tuition
  • Raft-building at Carsington Water
  • Canoeing and raft-building team challenges

Acclimbatize Underfoot

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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 crashes. 

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. 

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Acclimbatize offers:

  • 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  
  • Team-building events
  • Mountain expedition leadership

Acclimbatize Underground

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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 to life.

Acclimbatize offers:

  • 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 Team-Building

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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.

Climbing:  Guidance days, constructing belays, learning to lead, multi pitch skills, improvised rescue, twin rope techniques, sports and traditional climbing skills, movement coaching

Mountain Skills:  Map and compass work, hazard awareness, weather, micro and macro navigation, winter skills, mountain scrambling and short roping, hypothermia, expedition preparation

Caving:  Guidance days, weather and flooding, ropework skills, rigging, self-rescue techniques,   expedition training

Canoeing:  Expedition training and expert performance coaching with Peter Montgomery – arrangements by request.