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Eden Rock Partnership

Updated: Nov 3, 2019

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

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

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, please get in touch!


Photo credit: Eden Rock

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