Winter Alliance

The Winter Alliance is working to help the mountain sports community to take positive action on climate change. Our initial focus is to encourage the use of clean energy. We are also working to enable simple carbon offset options for those who love the hills.

NewGen Business Services

Through our VentureActive offering, NewGen provide tailored adventure activity solutions and consultancy, marketing and support services to the leisure and hospitality marketplace, and the educational sector in the UK and Middle East.

Our range of activities offer a convenient way for schools and universities, and hotels, leisure and retail venues to experience the exhilaration of climbing and adventure. Our services including: Feasibility, Training, Health & Safety, Route Setting & Maintenance, Certification, Procedures, Operational Support & Event Management, Design & Build …and much, much more!

We’re passionate about sports adventure activities, we’ve been operating climbing centres and innovative mobile activity solutions in the UK for over 20 years and engaged in the Middle East region since 2005 and understand both markets intimately. The only way is up! To find out more visit



There’s never been a better time to be part of the climbing wall industry!
As more and more people appreciate the social and fitness benefits of climbing customer expectations are growing. Nowadays high quality, well designed walls are more important than ever and as the world leader Walltopia are your perfect partner.
Walltopia are the world industry leader in climbing wall manufacture & design. Whether you’re on a budget and want a DIY bouldering wall, a wall refurbishment or a full blown climbing centre we have a team of designers and architects ready to realise your project.
Based in Bulgaria and operating globally, Walltopia have a team of over 350 people and last year built over 50 000 sqm’s of climbing wall in 30 different countries. As well as climbing walls Walltopia also have their ‘adventure range’ which includes interactive Fun Walls, ropes courses, artificial caves and their innovative new Rollglider product

Mountain Experiences

Pete Stacey has been a Mountain instructor for over 20 years and has worked extensively across the UK with climbing wall owners and managers helping build their businesses through providing quality Technical Advice and support.  Pete inspects for the Adventure Activities Licensing Service and for other accreditation schemes and is on the BMC Legal expert witness register.

From opening new walls and supporting managers with up to date advice and facilitating the safe management of their walls and operational systems, Pete brings a depth of knowledge to benefit his clients.  He has also provided staff training and ratification and is also a MTE provider for the Climbing Wall Award and Single Pitch Award schemes.   He is a past Chair of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI) and a past Chair of Mountain Training UK, and was in 2013/2014 the Professional Officer for the British Association of International Mountain Leaders (BAIML)

Climb When You’re Ready

Scotland based MIC & IML holder with 18 years Instructional & Management experience of commercial climbing walls (including set up  of the Ice Factor – a conventional wall with an Ice Wall). NICAS Moderator / Technical Advisor. MTS CWA/CWLA/SPA provider at venues across Scotland.

MTUK Foundation / Development Coach. MCofS Fundamentals provider / Staff Trainer. Technical Advisor for a number of different types of climbing walls throughout the UK & Associate Instructor at Glenmore Lodge, working on courses from CWA to MIC Training & Assessments.

Activities Industry Mutual (AIM)

The Activities Industry Mutual (AIM) specialises in providing an alternative to traditional insurance for the activities sector.

AIM is a membership community formed of industry practitioners. Owned by its members and operated on their behalf via an elected board of outdoor adventure experts including Paul Reeve of The Foundry Climbing Centre in Sheffield, it was formed for the sole purpose of providing economical and high-quality cover for individuals and organisations operating in this rapidly growing sector.

We work hand in hand with some of the country’s leading industry bodies such as the ABC to promote best practice in the sector. By sharing our knowledge and experiences we enable our members to operate more efficiently and effectively, minimising their risk, reducing their claims and saving them valuable money in the process.

AIM coverage is tailored to our members’ specific needs and offers a long-term, alternative insurance solution that provides value, security and certainty, no matter how volatile the economy.

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The National Indoor Climbing Award Schemes (NICAS and NIBAS) are UK-wide schemes designed to promote climbing development and accredit individual achievement on artificial climbing structures. They can be used as a starting point for people wishing to take up climbing and mountaineering. The schemes are open to all candidates aged 7 and upwards and can be used individually or as part of a formal structure such as GCSE, Duke of Edinburgh or the Curriculum for Excellence.

Each Scheme consists of five award levels of increasing technical skill and knowledge, which accredit candidates who have attained nationally agreed standards in their performance of climbing and bouldering skills on artificial structures. The Awards are recognised by the Association of British Climbing Walls, by Mountain Training and the UK Mountaineering Councils. The Schemes are supported by Sport England funding and, while their target audience is 14 to 25 year olds, the Schemes are used with candidates from 7 to 77 throughout a network of Primary and Awarding Centres. They are also accessible to candidates with physical and learning disabilities.

The Schemes are available in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Eire, the Channel Islands and Switzerland at present.

The ABCTT consists of a Board of nine Trustees including an ABC-appointed Trustee, and is headed up by Executive Officer Martin Chester. It also has a Technical Officer, an Administrator, and access to a highly-skilled and nationally-respected team of Technical Experts and Coaches.

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ibex creative

ibex creative are a web agency, specialising in web design and web development, branding, seo, and social marketing.

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Arrampica Ltd.

Arrampica Limited: Supporting our UK and European Clients with technical advice alongside helping qualify and steer their adventure businesses since 1991.

Advice, training & assessment for artificial climbing structures, ropes courses, adventure parks, artificial caves. Local and NGB qualification, Creation of SOP and EAP and supporting services. ERCA (European Ropes Course Association Training Body). AMI (Association Mountaineering Instructors). BAIML (British Association of International Mountain Leaders). RSA Route Setting Association Provider. MT (CWA, CWAA, CWLA) Mountain Training NGB Provider. AALA Licensed. UIMLA Union International Mountain Leaders.

Climbing Wall Services

Safety Inspections***Route Setting***Instructor Training***Route Setter Training***Technical Advice and Consulting

With over 175 different walls visited each year and experience building and maintaining climbing walls of all size and manufacturer, we provide a wealth of unbiased experience. Since 2004 we have been providing a team of the best of Instructors, Route Setters and Safety Inspectors possible to provide decades of climbing experience and expertise to our customers.

Nate McMullan: Managing Director
      office:   01142 217533