Do you take people with disabilities hill walking, climbing or mountaineering? Get up to speed with the latest best practice at the BMC's inaugural disability symposium, with talks from paraclimbing world champion Fran Brown, mountaineer and quadruple amputee Jamie Andrew and climbing adventurer Andy Kirkpatrick.
The BMC is hosting its inaugural disability symposium in conjunction with the Lake District Calvert Trust on 16-17 November. This two-day Continuing Professional Development (CPD) event based at the Calvert Trust’s residential outdoor centre in Keswick will give delegates the chance to learn new skills and techniques for taking people with disabilities climbing, hill-walking and mountaineering.
The weekend is suitable both for experienced practitioners who will be able to keep up-to-date with current developments and share best practise, as well as people who have not worked with disabled people before but recognise it as an important area for their continued professional development.
With workshop presenters and speakers including paraclimbing world champion Fran Brown, mountaineer and quadruple amputee Jamie Andrew and climbing adventurer Andy Kirkpatrick, this event promises to give you a host of new ideas to inspire and challenge you.
Confirmed workshop titles include:
Making sense of climbing and hill-walking for people with complex multi-sensory impairments
Moving and assisting people in an outdoor environment
Introduction to autistic spectrum disorders
Wheelchair abseiling: Techniques and problem solving
Performance coaching of people with disabilities
Climbing with people with traumatic injuries
‘Climbing for All’. A day-long MTA certified course which is a great introduction to working with people with disabilities.
As well as workshops, discussions and speakers, there will be the opportunity for delegates to gain experience by running activity sessions for people from the local area who have disabilities and wish to try out climbing or hill-walking.
Thanks to funding from Sport England, the ticket price for this event is just £90. This includes two nights board and accommodation and entry to the full programme of speakers and workshops. Attendance carries 1 CPD point for MTA members.
For more details and booking information please contact JillL@lakedistrict.calvert-trust.org.uk.
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