FUNdamentals of Climbing workshops

The FUNdamentals of Climbing workshops are aimed at anyone who coaches or leads climbing sessions, indoors or outside. They also form part of Mountain Training’s coaching pathway. Whether you’re a parent or youth worker, a full-time climbing coach, a CWI or RCI award holder or an MIA / MIC working out on our high mountain crags, or guiding in the Alps, these workshops will be useful to you. Good technique and movement are the bedrock of climbing. These three workshops progressively explore climbing movement.'


We are providers of FUNdamentals of climbing 1, 2 and 3. Our area is Yorkshire the North East and Southern Scotland: Harrogate, Newcastle, Durham, Carlisle, Sunderland and Edinburgh. All of our courses are listed below as well as on the BMC website. Please book directly with the BMC or Mountaineering Scotland. If you would like to arrange a private course in our area or further afield, or if these dates don't work for you, then please get in touch.

Client Review

Hi Andy,

I’d like to thank you for the BMC FUNdamentals courses this week. I had a really good time and learned a lot. Plus it was fun!

I really like the way you delivered the course. The way you broke things down and gave us the time to think through and apply what we had learned really helped it to sink in. I can see now how to use that in my own teaching. I look forward to booking on another course with you in the future.All the best, Jonathan.

BMC FUNdamentals, July 2019.

Many thanks for running the FUNdamentals course yesterday. I have already had extremely positive feedback from the members of staff that attended. Andy delivered a highly interesting and practical workshop. We would be extremely happy for him to return to run similar courses in the future.' BMC FUNdas 1, 11/09/16


BMC workshops cost £75 for members and £90 for non-members.

Mountaineering Scotland workshops cost £80 for members and £95 for non-members.

New dates coming soon.

Dates for FUNdamentals of Climbing 1

Harrogate Climbing Centre:   18/05/2020 and 28/09/2020

Big Depot (Leeds): 18/11/2019 and 10/02/2020 and 29/06/2020 and 7/12/2020

Sunderland Wall: 23/03/2020 and 23/11/2020

Climb Newcastle (The Pool): TBC

Durham Climbing Centre: TBC

Eden Rock (Carlisle): 20/04/2020 and 19/10/2020


Eden Rock (Edinburgh): 10/10/2019

ROF 59, Newton Aycliffe: TBC

Dates for FUNdamentals of Climbing 2

Harrogate Climbing Centre: 19/05/2020 and 29/09/2020

Big Depot (Leeds): 19/11/2019 and 11/02/2020 and 30/06/2020 and 8/12/2020

Sunderland Wall: 24/03/2020 and 24/11/2020

Durham Climbing Centre: TBC

Climb Newcastle (The Pool): TBC

Eden Rock (Carlisle): 21/04/2020 and 20/10/2020

EICA Ratho: 25/11/2019

Eden Rock (Edinburgh): TBC

ROF 59, Newton Aycliffe: TBC

Dates for FUNdamentals of Climbing 3

Harrogate Climbing Centre: 30/09/2020

Big Depot (Leeds): 12/02/2020 and 9/12/2020

Eden Rock (Carlisle): TBC

Eden Rock (Edinburgh): TBC

EICA Ratho: 06/12/2019

Climb Newcastle (The Pool): TBC

Sunderland Wall: 25/11/2020