Bristol lecture evening

Bristol lecture evening

We recently held an evening of talks with Hazel Findlay and Dave MacLeod in Bristol. The aim was to introduce Urban Uprising to this great climbing city with the aim of opening up Uprising’s there in 2019.

A huge thanks to Ellis Brigham, Black Diamond and Wilderness Lectures for supporting and making this such a success.

And of course thanks to Dave and Hazel for being so generous with their time as always.

Picture above is of the post lecture Q&A with Dave, Hazel and Urban Uprising founder Stuart Green.

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Eden Rock Partnership

Eden Rock Partnership

We’ve launched our second ‘Uprising’ project in Edinburgh, in partnership with Eden Rock.

Taking place at Eden Rock’s climbing centre in Loanhead, the project offers young climbers the opportunity to take part in a structured programme that teaches them how to climb safely and responsibly.  The programme helps increase their confidence and self-esteem and develops their life skills, such as problem solving and communication.

Commenting on the partnership, Urban Uprising founder Stuart Green said: “We’re delighted to be working with Eden Rock expanding our work in Edinburgh. The health benefits of climbing are obvious and to enable participation for all is really important. We use our Uprisings as a way of helping young people to empower themselves, build confidence and feel a real sense of achievement.  Together with Eden Rock, we’ll be taking groups of 12 young people through climbing courses which they otherwise wouldn’t have the chance to do. The concept is simple and the results, I hope, profound.

“These projects make a huge difference to the young people involved and we’re extremely grateful to have the support of the climbing community. We’re already running a number of successful Uprisings in Glasgow and look forward to launching further Uprisings throughout Scotland.”

Michael Stainthorpe, Director of Eden Rock, said: “We are proud and excited about this new partnership with Urban Uprising and look forward to working closely together. Seeing the huge benefits climbing has on the lives of young people is extremely rewarding and we are delighted to be involved with such an important and worthy cause. I’m confident that the partnership will be a real success and it’s great to know we are able to help make a difference.”

To further support the charity, Eden Rock is hosting a summer event on 1 September 2018 where people will be able to learn more about Urban Uprising whilst also having the chance to take part in a fun climbing competition. There will also be a range of coaching workshops to attend, a drop-in physio clinic and some great prizes, followed by a lecture from Dan Varian, one of the UK’s most prolific climbers.

If you would like to volunteer or are a youth group keen to find out more about the project, contact Sarah Hayden (sarah@urbanuprising.co.uk) at Urban Uprising for further details.

Photo by Eden Rock of Stu Green (Urban Uprising founder) and Mike Mullins (Eden Rock manager)

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NoMansLand Film Festival

NoMansLand Film Festival

Finding Wide 2

We are excited to partner with EUMC – Edinburgh University Mountaineering Club to bring you the first ever UK screening of No Man’s Land Film Festival.

On Thursday 15th March join us at George Square, Edinburgh to celebrate a collaboration of men and women in championing women athletes in the outdoors.

We’ll also be screening the award winning Three Women and the Three Old Men.

Tickets are £10 each (£5 for EUMC members) and all proceeds will go to support our work with young people in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Tickets can be purchased here at eventbrite.

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Edinburgh Uprising

Edinburgh Uprising

 

Another Uprising is off the ground! This time in Edinburgh. Currently being run from EICA Ratho this is going to be the first of many. Watch this space!

Confidence, leadership, focus, dealing with fear, being a member of a group are just some of the benefits that they’ll be benefiting from. Not to mention the physical benefits. We’re valuing them, so that they value themselves.

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Glasgow Uprisings

Glasgow Uprisings

 

This year, we’re running two Uprisings in Glasgow, both at The Climbing Academy. One group from Merkland School has started already and another group from CastleMilk is starting shortly.

These young people will get to experience a challenging 13 weeks of confidence building climbing and lots of fun. We value them, so they in turn learn to value themselves.

We rely on donations to fund these projects, so please consider donating through this website, our Facebook page or by texting ‘URBN00 £10′ (or £20, £30 ) to 70070

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