Outward Bound Canada Veterans’ courses are designed to mirror select military experiences and offer opportunities to reflect on and discuss your deployment experiences, transition challenges and the impact these have on your lives. On the Rock Climbing course you will consistently have to look out for yourself as well as the safety of your partner or team, you will be challenged to push yourself physically and reach higher than you may have had to before, and you will have step outside of your comfort zone and face your own fears – whether physical or emotional. This course will leave you feeling a strong connection to your fellow veterans, and will be reconnected with your ability to serve others, to strive for the very best, and not to yield in the face of challenge.
Your journey will begin in Kelowna British Columbia where you will meet your group before you are taken deep into Skaha Bluff’s Provincial Park. Located near Penticton, British Columbia, this park is one of Canada’s premier rock climbing destinations and typically offers good early season weather for rock climbing.
This rock climbing course is designed for individuals with no prior climbing experience, but with moderate to high fitness levels. Our skilled instructors will pass on to you the movement and technical skills needed for future climbing, and the course will culminate with a challenging team ascent as a final goal. You will learn anchor building, belaying, multi-pitch progression, navigation, rappelling and rope handling skills. The course will also be tailored to meet the individual needs and interests of the participants.
Thanks to the generous support of individual donors, corporations and a number of dedicated foundations, Outward Bound Canada is able to offer Veterans’ courses free-of-charge. All course fees, equipment, meals, accommodations, gear, clothing and travel expenses are provided without any fee to the participant.
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