Seminarul este organizat de Federaţia Britanică de Alpinism (BMC) şi va avea loc în 16-17 noiembrie 2013. Printre invitaţii speciali care vor vorbi în faţa celor prezenţi, se află campionul mondial de căţărare pentru persoane cu handicap (paraclimbing) Fran Brown, precum şi faimosul alpinist scoţian fără mâini şi picioare Jamie Andrew.
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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 Andrewand 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.