Archery and Climbing Classes

Both the Archery and Climbing Classes will resume on Saturday 23 August at the usual times. For more information please get in touch

Young Adventurers

We recently trialled the club for one week. Timings were from 8.30-5.30pm Monday to Friday and we were busy on all of the days. We are now looking to go ahead and get things moving for future holidays including. If you are interested in receiving updates please email enquiries@cps-activities.co.uk

Children’s harness

Having children myself and also being an instructor, I have found this review most insightful. It is great to have this sort of information because, as James Wynne says at the start of his review, there are not too many shops around where you can go in and try a variety of kids harnesses ion to see what fits best.

 

http://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/review.php?id=5893

Holiday club 2014

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We are looking at running children’s holiday clubs in 2014. A typical day will involve:

  • 8.45am – Parents drop children off at Balvormie car park
  • 9am – Archery
  • 11.30am – Orienteering
  • 12.30 – Lunch
  • 1pm – Climbing/abseiling (or hill walking if weather too wet for climbing/abseiling)
  • 4pm – Orienteering
  • 5.15pm – Parents pick children up from Balvormie car park

Available Monday to Friday

Price: £30 per child per day

Age: 8-11 yrs old

To be kept in touch with regards to dates etc, please contact us

6yr old abseiling

You are never too young or old to enjoy an abseil and with so many venues throughout Scotland, indoor and outdoor, we are spoiled for choice. Please click on the picture below to see a video of a 6yr old client enjoying an abseil at Benny Begg

Tying a figure of eight

We have put together this brief video explaining how to tie a figure of eight knot in preparation for tying on to a climbing harness. Just click on the picture below and you will be taken to the video. Enjoy 🙂

Freelance activity instructors

We are looking for freelance activity instructors to work in the following disciplines:

  • Archery
  • Abseiling
  • Climbing (indoor and real rock)
  • Hill walking
  • Mountaineering
  • Cycling

If you are qualified experienced and insured for any of the above,  then please get in touch.

Should you wear a climbing helmet?

When climbing or instructing outdoors, I always wear a helmet. What are your thoughts?

This great article by Dan Middleton on the BMC website, will give you further insight into this interesting subject.

https://www.thebmc.co.uk/tech-skills-why-to-wear-a-helmet

SPA Consolidation

Rosyth

The SPA training continues to go well. Spent the day at Rosyth quarry today and got 5 climbs in with another new climbing partner, Dave. It has been really good spending time with so many different people, hearing about their experiences. Sharing the highs, and the falls.

Rigging at the top seems to be very smooth now which is great, but must not let complacency set in.

Just need to keep improving the personal climbing skills.

why do I coach activities?

I have been asked this question quite often. More so by my mother in law than anyone else. The easy answer is simple…… I enjoy it!

To elaborate on that, I have people coming to me of all ages and abilities.  These people come for a variety of reasons including:

  • Wanting to try a sport for the first time
  • A social event
  • Corporate reward
  • Team building
  • Fitness/weight loss
  • Regular classes
  • And many more

Whatever their reasons I have so much fun working with each person, helping them realise their own capabilities. When you have someone who doesn’t think they can do an activity and they leave with an excitement in their eyes from having completed it, that is such an amazing feeling. If, as a coach,  you don’t thrive on that feeling, I would say you are in the wrong place. To me coaching is more than a job,  it is a vocation.