AAC UK has commissioned Will4Adventure to run two Overcome Your Fear of Heights courses for May and September 2023. For anyone who desperately wants to get back to their adventures, but is overcome by sheer exposure, this course is for you. (It’s also great for people who are crippled by their fear on ski-lifts, on escalators, or in  high rise buildings etc… ) You will be in the capable hands of two fabulous, highly professional and supportive climbing instructors, from our team who come with a wealth of experience born from many years of walking, climbing and most importantly, running these courses.

Application process

1. Book and pay for your course with us – see the booking form below.

2. Wait for confirmation from us to let you know you have a place on the course.

3. Once you have booked your place, you’re then eligible to apply for a UK training grant with the AAC(UK). See the AAC(UK) website for a UK training grant application form and information.

If you have any questions about this please do feel free to contact Will using the details at the top right of this page.

Please be sure to read the booking conditions.

Course details & joining instructions HERE

Book Your Place Here

How do we know we’re doing things right?

Check out the hundreds of 5 star reviews on TripAdvisor or on Google and see what people say about our Overcoming Fear of Heights courses. We have been running these courses since 2005 and we’ve been learning and getting better at what we do throughout all of that time. We also keep in touch with people who constantly tell us how much their lives have been transformed.

For most people (90% plus) this will be a life-changing two days.

What do we do on this course to help you overcome your fear of heights?

This is a gradual process and it does not force you to do anything you don’t want to, or that you’re not happy to do.

Our fear of heights course begins with an indoor session looking at why you have this fear of heights and at rewriting the narrative that runs through your mind. To overcome your acrophobia, (fear of heights), you need to program your unconscious mind with a healthy level of intelligent awareness and then use that awareness to replace your irrational terror. In this first session light hypnotherapy with the whole group together may be utilised.

Anyone else running this therapy would end the treatment there. Thank you very much and good luck …

Our course is unique – here’s why

We don’t just run a therapy session indoors. Following the first session, we use our outdoor expertise as a medium through which you can further consolidate the progress made indoors. We now head outdoors and start again: this time using CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), or Exposure Therapy. With highly specialised leaders, we help you understand your brain, and then  help you to develop your confidence with heights.

Read more: Acrophobia & how we help people with a fear of heights

This course will aim to achieve its objectives through three phases

1 – The morning of day 1. A session of therapy with a specialist therapist in this field.

2 – Afternoon of day 1. Out to the Peak District. By this stage your unconscious mind
will have made vast progress, but on a conscious level you won’t be so sure. We use a
system of graduated activities outside to demonstrate to you how far you have now come.

3 – All of day 2. This phase further consolidates upon your progress and we continue to
offer you opportunities to gain positive experiences at height.

Is this course a rock climbing course really?

No it definitely is not. We don’t expect people to come on this course who have any experience of rock climbing (because you have a fear of heights). We do however use our skills as rock climbing instructors to make high places safe. (This is our bread and butter). We use the high areas of the Peak District purely as a medium through which we can work with you. This is not a rock climbing course and we don’t expect you to have any experience as rock climbers or necessarily to ever want to rock climb. (Though people do change their minds!)

Further Reading

Acrophobia & how we help people with a fear of heights
Understanding your fear of heights
BBC – Tips for overcoming fear from the world’s best free solo climber February 2019
UKC.com – Playing With Fear February 2018
The Scientist – January 2018
Esquire Magazine – How to Cure a Fear of Heights March 2017
UKC.com – How to Conquer the Fear of Falling – November 2016