A Great New Club For Climbers With Disabilities
Good news from Edinburgh. Below the knee amputee Keith Lynch has set up a climbing club especially for people with disabilities. The Scottish Paraclimbing Club is the first of its kind in the United Kingdom providing opportunities for people with additional support needs to get involved in climbing and progress in the sport.
The club meets every Thursday evening between 7 and 9pm in Edinburgh's International Climbing Arena (EICA). The club is open for beginners as well as competent climbers. A network of experienced provide all the assistance and hands-on advice any newbee to the sport might need.
If you are new to the sport (or just want to give it a try), come to one of the taster sessions. As places are subject to availability, please call or mail EICA in advance (+44-0131-3336305 or email) to book your place.
If you are an experienced climber, then just join us in for the Thursday evening sessions.
The club aims to provide a safe, inclusive and friendly climbing environment for its members. In order for
this to happen we require parents, guardians and/or carers to be present and encourage their involvement in club activities. Training is available for those with no previous climbing experience
and there is no requirement for you to climb if you don't want to.
For more information please get in touch with the organisers: Here are the contact details for The Scottish Paraclimbing Club.
Post by Bjoern Eser, the creator of The Active Amputee.