Climbing Out

Last year's fundraising hike
22 Jul 2022
Climbing Out are calling for applicants for their annual fundraising hike. This year they will be taking on the Hadrian’s Wall Challenge on October 1st. Climbing Out offers fully funded places on 5 day outdoor activity programmes, aimed at rebuilding confidence, self-esteem and motivation in people who have been through a life changing injury, illness or trauma. They run several programmes a year...
Kelda Wood with Climbing Out supporters at Shrewsbury Castle
21 Jul 2022
The founder of local charity, Climbing Out, is said to be honoured to have been chosen as a Baton bearer for the recent Queen’s Baton Relay in Shrewsbury. Kelda Wood MBE invited a number of people connected to Climbing Out to the civic welcome at Shrewsbury Castle on July 18. Kelda was tasked with knocking on the impressive wooden doors at Shrewsbury Castle, to be welcomed in by Shrewsbury Town...
A group on a Climbing Out trip
19 May 2022
Local charity, Climbing Out, has been chosen by Team Forces to receive a grant to fund 12 military participants attending their courses. Climbing Out offers outdoor activity programmes aimed at rebuilding confidence, self-esteem and motivation in people who have been through a life changing injury, illness, or trauma. On the residential outdoor activity programmes, mental resilience coaching is...
Attendees of a walk and talk day in 2021
10 Dec 2021
Local charity, Climbing Out, is looking for people who would benefit from attending their monthly walk and talk days, which aim to help people rebuild their motivation following a physical or mental trauma. The charity has found the pandemic has increased the need for their work. In 2021 alone they helped over 100 individuals with their mix of outdoor activities, mental resilience coaching,...
Participants on the fundraising hike
26 Oct 2021
Participants of Climbing Out’s annual fundraising hike have raised approximately £6,000 for the Shropshire based charity. The hike on October 9 saw 45 people tackle up to 5 peaks in Snowdonia in just one day, despite dismal weather. Kelda Wood, founder of Climbing Out, said the plan had been to tackle 4 peaks, but some of the group earnestly summited 5 peaks. She said, “This year’s fundraising...
Fundraising Hike in Snowdon
23 Jul 2021
Shropshire based charity, Climbing Out, are calling for people to take part in their annual fundraising hike. The event is their biggest fundraiser of the year and this year’s hike has been dubbed the Climbing Out Snowdonia Challenge. The hike is taking place on October 9 in North Wales. Participants can choose to climb between 1 and 4 of Snowdonia's iconic mountains on the day. Every walker will...
Climbing on an outdoor programme
17 Jun 2021
Climbing Out has been awarded two grants by The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust to help the charity support members of the armed forces, veterans and their family members. Climbing Out, which operates out of Shropshire, helps people across the UK. The charity works with people aged 18 years and over who have been through a life-changing injury, illness, or trauma to rebuild their confidence,...
Kelda Wood ready for her triathlon challenge
03 Jun 2021
Since sustaining an irreparable leg injury in 2002, Kelda Wood MBE has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, become the first adaptive female to row solo across the Atlantic to raise awareness for her charity Climbing Out and she was the first adaptive woman to reach the summit of Mount Aconcagua - the highest mountain in South America. Her next challenge is to complete a series of triathlons this year,...
Kelda Wood
31 Dec 2020
Kelda Wood has been recommended to Her Majesty the Queen for the honour of an MBE in the New Years Honour List 2021, published on December 31, 2020. An accident in 2002 left Kelda with a leg injury that ended her dreams of becoming an Olympic horse rider. After rebuilding her confidence, Kelda changed her focus and eventually retrained as an outdoor instructor. In 2010 she launched the charity...
 Richard and Craig Hughes, of Chrisbeon.
29 May 2019
Hundreds of spectators at next week’s Wacky Races in Shrewsbury will be able to support a charity that offers a lifeline to young people who have been affected by physical or mental trauma. Climbing Out was founded by Kelda Wood, who hit the headlines this year after becoming the first adaptive person to row the Atlantic solo. Her challenge, which saw her row at sea for 76 days, 15 hours and 37...
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