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A Solid Framework of Safety

It's the expertise that makes the difference!

At Acclimbatize we consider that safety and quality are intrinsic. We recognise our responsibility to conduct activities within a solid framework of safety.

We are privileged to employ some of the most highly qualified and experienced instructors in the country, our equipment store is of first class standard and our insurance details and operating policies are available to all visits co-ordinators.

We identify that managing risk is a life skill and in some circumstances we may actively encourage participants to become engaged in the process of risk assessment at the planning stages, while undertaking activity and during debriefing and reviews.

It is UK law, that providers of adventure activities to young people under 18 require an outdoor activities licence. Acclimbatize holds the appropriate licence. Our Adventure Activity Licensing Authority – Reference number is R1224.

Quality on sessions is measured by using key indicators such as participation, enjoyment, skill acquisition, improved confidence and social awareness.

Additionally, Acclimbatize holds both the Learning Outside the Classroom and Adventure Mark Awards. These are non mandatory awards that inspect and audit our internal management systems, course content and the quality of our face to face provision.

The association logos on this page and throughout the website represent membership of the highest professional bodies at both national and international levels. We are not afraid to advertise our standards!

The British Association of International Mountain Leaders (BAIML) is a full member of the Union of International Mountain Leader Associations (UIMLA) and looks after the professional interests of International Mountain Leaders (IMLs) in the UK. All members of BAIML must complete compulsary CPD to maintain professional currency.

AMI members are highly experienced mountaineers who have undergone rigorous training and assessment to qualify under the Mountain Leader Training UK (MLTUK) Mountaineering Instructor Scheme. All AMI members must complete compulsary CPD to stay current.

The Adventure Activities Licensing Service is the national inspector of outdoor centres and providers on behalf of the Adventurous Activities Licensing Authority (The HSE).

MLTE Mountain Leader Training England provide nationally recognised training and assessment schemes for leaders of groups participating in mountain walking and single pitch rock climbing.

UIMLA and IFMGA (International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations) are internationally recognised mountaineering organisations whose leadership qualifications are accepted outside their country of origin.  Mountain professionals wearing the badge and carrying the carnets of these organisations have been trained and assessed to the exacting requirements of the internationally respected qualification these represent.

The Association of Caving Instructors is the representative body of professional caving instructors in the United Kingdom.  All full members hold the Cave Instructor Certificate (CIC) and are accredited by the British Caving Assosiation to lead, instruct and advise on all aspects of caving and potholing. Caving Instructors are re validated every 3 years to ensure professional currency is maintained.

Adventuremark is a non-statutory safety accreditation scheme devised by the Adventure Activity Industry Advisory Committee for providers of adventurous activities that are outside the scope of the Adventure Activity Licensing regulations.

Learning Outside the Classroom – the nationally recognised indicator of good quality educational provision. The LOtC Quality Badge provides for the first time a national award combining the essential elements of provision – learning and safety – into ONE easily recognisable and trusted accreditation scheme for ALL types of learning outside the classroom provider throughout the UK.

Peak District Environmental Quality Mark is an award presented by the Peak District National Park Authority to organisations that support the local economy, protect the global environment, enhance the local environment, invest in people and communities and celebrate what’s special about the Peak District National Park.

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The association logos throughout the pages of this website represent membership of the highest professional bodies at both national and international levels.

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