To get the most from this ground-based session, you should be and experienced outdoor climber. You should have a strong knowledge of basic knots used for climbing and be comfortable placing gear. Your instructor will cover:
- Advanced rope systems (including abseiling past a knot)
- Prussiking up a rope and passing knots
- How to tie off a belay plate
- Escaping the system
- Outdoor clothing suitable for the conditions
- A pen and paper if you want to take notes
Minimum Age: 14 (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)
Course Provider: Thornbridge Outdoors
Student / Instructor Ratio:8:1
Start/Finish: Thornbridge Outdoors
Transport: None required
Meeting Times & Logistics:
Please meet at the School of Adventure Meeting Point at least 10 minutes before the course starting time to meet your instructor and get set up.
If you require more information about the course or the Big Shakeout Festival, please get in touch.
No. You must have a valid Big Shakeout weekend ticket to participate in any School of Adventure Activities. Any orders for activities without a Big Shakeout weekend ticket will be cancelled and refunded.
The Big Shakeout Festival and all courses will operate in line with the latest government restrictions. If the festival or a course cannot be run due to Covid restrictions, full refunds will be issued.
We will do everything we can to make sure your chosen activity goes ahead, however in some circumstances a course may have to be cancelled due to weather or lack of numbers. In these cases we will either offer you a place on an alternative activity or refund.
You will receive an email confirmation with an order reference number upon completing your order. Your order number is your unique reference number, bring it along with you and present it at along with your name at the School of Adventure Meeting Point.
The Alpkit Foundation's School of Adventure has a packed programme, full of specialist courses with qualified instructors to either introduce you to new adventures or improve your skills.