Climbing up for Climbing Out

News Posted: September 30, 2021

Climbing Up for Climbing Out

Each year the Shropshire based charity Climbing Out organises a fundraising hike. The walk raises vital funds to help continue the valuable work that the charity does to support people by rebuilding confidence, self-esteem and motivation for people facing life-changing injury, illness or trauma. This year’s event is even more important as unfortunately last year’s challenge was cancelled due to covid.

Challenges so far have included climbing Snowdon, the Three Peaks Challenge, The Peak District Challenge and The North Wales Ridge Challenge. The 2021 event takes place on 9th October in North Wales, where they will be taking on the Climbing Out Snowdonia Challenge.

Amongst those joining the challenge this year will be Hatchers Partner Andrew Holland, who along with a couple of friends will be Climbing Up for Climbing Out. Andrew will taking on the four-mountain hike in Snowdonia, which includes the full Llyn Idwal, Y Garn plus Elidir Fawr to Deiniolen challenge, a total of 16.5km and 928m ascent! Sadly he won’t be allowed to use his bike on this occasion!

We will supporting Andrew and his friends on October 9th as they go the extra mile for a great cause. And you can support them too –

About Climbing Out

Climbing Out, runs 5 day outdoor activity programmes aimed at rebuilding confidence and self-esteem in young people who’ve been through a life changing injury, illness or trauma. The programmes offer a wide range of activities including climbing, gorge scrambling, kayaking, hill walking, abseiling and raft building.

The charity was founded in 2010 by Kelda Wood after she suffered a serious leg injury that had a huge impact on her own life. She has represented Great Britain as a member of the GB Paracanoe squad, and on 19th January 2017, as a member of the Adaptive Grand Slam Team, she became the first recorded adaptive female to summit Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America at 7,000m.

In December 2018 Kelda set off to row solo across the Atlantic with the aim of inspiring young people, raising awareness about mental and physical trauma in young people, and raising awareness and funds for Climbing Out. By 27th February, 2019 she had spent 76 days on the ocean and rowed 3,500 nautical miles, becoming the first para rower to solo row the Atlantic as part of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. She raised over £50,000 for Climbing Out, changing the whole outlook for the charity and enabling them to support many more young people in the future.

For more information about Climbing Out, please visit


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