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POSTED: 8th January 2011 BY: Dan
CATEGORIES: Young People

As a little change from the school wall and to give us a little more time outside of the school time table we headed to Awesome Walls with the GCSE Climbing PE team. Rich and I went down with 2 teams, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Looking at the Fundamentals of climbing movement; centre of balance, weight transfer and rotation. The team responded well and...


Parents Evening

POSTED: 6th January 2011 BY: Dan
CATEGORIES: Young People

During the summer we are running Flookburgh Primary School’s Residential. Tonight was a chance to meet the young people, parents and other staff on the trip and show them a little taste of what they will be up to and answer any burning questions.

During their week we will be heading up to the top of one of the peaks in the Lakes. When asked what a mountain was we...


GCSE Y11 PE - Climbing

POSTED: 7th December 2010 BY: Dan
CATEGORIES: Technical Committee, Technical Courses, Young People

I am the Technical Advisor for a large secondary school in Manchester.

The School use Real Adventure to…

undertake structural surveys and repairs of their climbing wall

clean and reset the holds

create the risk management and working procedures policy

train staff in the operation of the wall

site specific assessments of the staff



Leadership Matters

POSTED: 26th October 2010 BY: Dan
CATEGORIES: Young People

On the 18th - 20th November we have been invited to attend the “Leadership Matters” conference. We are looking forward to seeing you all there!


Nothing Ventured….

POSTED: 7th October 2010 BY: Dan
CATEGORIES: Young People

Grab a cuppa and have a read of ‘Nothing Ventured’. Gives you a great insight into balancing risks and the benefits in the outdoors. Nothing Ventured


Where we stay sometimes…

POSTED: 2nd August 2010 BY: Dan
CATEGORIES: Young People

Next year we will be taking over most of the accommodation at Greenside Mines, Glenridding.We have a team of 86 young people doing a variety of outdoor activities including a 1 night intro to the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme.
We will be using Striding Edge Hostel, Bell Cottage, Bury Jubilee Hut, and the Swirral Edge Barn. Our Chef, Mark and his handy little helpers will be...


Just finished with a school programme!

POSTED: 29th July 2010 BY: Dan
CATEGORIES: Young People

Real Adventure has just finished delivering a great schools programme, here is what the teachers said:
“Thanks to all the team who made our residential such a memorable experience. We had a fantastic time and enjoyed all the actvities. It was great fun to see the teachers joining in with us. Thanks to Mark for the experience of eating bananas wrapped in bacon and the...



POSTED: 18th July 2010 BY: Dan
CATEGORIES: Staff @ Play, Young People

After the workshop, as we where at the crag and it was dry and we still had some daylight it seamed a shame not to go climbing again.
Steve Long, one of the lads on the course Liam, and I headed off after the debriefs and climbed Cream - E4 5b, 5c, 6a

Liam lead the first pitch, I lead the second (E3 5c) one of the best E3’s I have had the pleasure to climb, and...