It looks like Urban Uprising Ambassador Robbie Phillips has some new team members for his next big wall project..
Thanks Wee Adventurous Tales for doing a fun demo session with the haul bag and getting young people inspired! ClimbScotland
2017 is already off to a great start for Urban Uprising. We’ve been getting our name out there at lots of events and our Uprisings are getting bigger, better and more frequent.
Our first newsletter of the year is now available to view. Take a look to see what we’ve been up to.
The UK’s biggest youth climbing festival is coming to Edinburgh International Climbing Arena on Saturday 17th of June. Don’t forget to mark the date in your diary!
It will be a full-day event with lots of exciting stuff, from various come-and-try activities for beginners, coaching sessions, fun team competition with great prizes and a mini adventure film session and more.
Check out the link for more details on their programme :
Team Uprising has expanded significantly over the last year. If you’re wondering who does what then take a look at this graphic. We’ve got a great team of committed individuals who make it all happen.
If you’re interested in becoming one of the team then get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.
For those of you who haven’t had the opportunity yet, we recommend that you take a look at Dave MacLeod’s blog. There’s always lots of interesting stuff posted there concerning nutrition, training, motivation, travel and other wider issues. Head on over via this link @DaveMacLeodBlog
From his blog :
A couple of weeks ago I gave a talk at a big boulder comp/party event at TCA Glasgow organised by the charity Urban Uprising. Various talks I’ve done in the past have raised money for Climbers Against Cancer, various mountain rescue teams and others, but I mention this one specifically, just because I really like what they do and want to encourage you to support it.
Urban Uprising take deprived or otherwise at risk kids climbing. Usually it’s the first time they’ve had an experience of an adventurous sport like climbing. In my view, this is a pretty special thing to do. I’m biased of course, because one experience I happened to have as a kid (randomly going out on my bike and finding mountains) totally changed my life. I have no doubt at all that this one experience not only set me on a path to make far more of myself than I otherwise would have, but it also allowed me to gain expertise I could then use to help others.
I was lucky enough to have a bike, and the freedom to choose to go out on it and have this life changing experience without any direct influence from anyone at that moment. So many others have neither the freedom or the resources. One of the great problems with helping young people to help themselves is that no-one ever values them. So why would they value themselves? They are seen by so many others in society as a problem. Actually they are an opportunity. When someone takes time to show them something good, it will have a positive effect on almost all. For a subset, it will change everything. That is worth supporting.
If you want to support them, head to their website, buy a cool T-shirt. Or just donate.
Starting to count the days!
Less than two weeks to go until the return of our charity club night, Uprising on Saturday 22nd October at Stereo Cafe Bar. It’s going to be an epic night full of funky house and techno beats by Beat Mongrel and DJ Michael “Blezz” with spectacular visuals by VJ Mofis, so come out and get down with your friends!
For tickets and more details, click the link: https://www.facebook.com/events/163856044019231/
Don’t forget, during the same day there will be lots more activities happening as part of The Climbing Academy Glasgow 5th birthday. More info: http://bit.ly/2cAN5nz