Following the completion of your Overcome Your Fear of Heights course with us we always encourage you to continue investing in the journey with more personal challenges. It’s this that makes the real difference. With every success comes renewed confidence. Here are some challenges and courses that you might love to join us for …

Scrambling on the north ridge of Tryfan

Guided scrambling on Tryfan in Snowdonia

1:1 follow up day

Join us 1:1 for another day working at height. This day might be based in the Peak District, at a climbing wall in Sheffield or in the mountains of Snowdonia. On this day we invest in your previous successes and look to further develop your confidence at height. The course is designed to differentiate for different people with different needs. If you want to join us with a friend or other course graduates then that also is possible.

Location: Peak District or Snowdonia
Price per person: From £130 (half day) / £170 full day (Peak District) & from £190 (Snowdonia & Lake District)

Contact us with your preferred date(s) that suit you and we’ll get back to you asap.

Indoor climbing day for Fear of Heights graduates

Day at the climbing wall for Will4Adventure Fear of Heights graduates

Indoor Climbing Day

You may enter the wall wondering what on earth you’re doing where people climb!? Just as on the Fear of Heights course, we start small, we start easy and very slowly we ease you out of your comfort zone. Before you know it you won’t be thinking about the height you’re climbing: instead you will be working on how to climb better! It’s an amazing day and one that always has people buzzing!

Location: Foundry Climbing Wall, Sheffield S3 8EN
Price per person: £65 plus around £8 entry fee
Leader/client ratio: 1:4

Alternatively, book yourself onto this … 1:1 from £120

Private bookings can be taken for this day. Contact us with your preferred date(s) that suit you and the numbers and we’ll get back to you asap with all the details

Rock climbing day in the Peak District

Climber at the top of a rock climbing route in the Peak District Rock on a Will4Adventure Fear of Heights graduates course

Rock climbing day, Peak District

These are specially tailored days for people who have completed our Fear of Heights course, and want to try some more climbing. Just as we did on the course, we start easy with a bouldering session getting your head being used to being back on the rock. Then we slowly introduce you to some classic, easy routes, reinforcing new positive pathways for your head to work with.

Location: Peak District National Park
Price per person: £95 (minimum two people)
Leader/client ratio: 1:4
Base Camp: Castleton, Derbyshire

Alternatively, book yourself onto this … 1:1 from £170

Private bookings can be taken for this day. Contact us with your preferred date(s) that suit you and the numbers and we’ll get back to you asap with all the details

Fear of heights follow up challenge – The Great Ridge, Peak District

Walking the Great Ridge in the Peak District, on Back Tor

Walks on the Wildside –
The Great Ridge, Peak District

On this day’s walk you will get to test out your new-found confidence with a very pleasant walk along a beautiful and very scenic skyline. This great walk may offer a few mild challenges for those of you that have had a fear of heights in the past.

Location: Peak District National Park
Price per person: £50 (minimum two people)
Leader/client ratio: 1:4
Base Camp: Castleton, Derbyshire

Alternatively, book yourself onto this … 1:1 from £130

Private bookings can be taken for this day. Contact us with your preferred date(s) that suit you and the numbers and we’ll get back to you asap with all the details

Fear of heights follow up challenge – Walks on the Wild Side. Descending Chrome Hill.

image showing a group of walkers in the Peak District National Park

Walks on the wild side –
Chrome Hill & Parkhouse Hill, The Peak District

Locally known as the Dragon’s Back, Chrome Hill and Parkhouse Hill in the Peak District offer you an almost Alpine adventure, but without the altitude. This walk is perfect for our Fear of Heights graduates since it offers so many opportunities to revisit the lessons learned on your initial course with us. The walk begins with an ascent of Chrome Hill, and with its many blind summits it really gets your buttons pushed. Then with this summit in the bag, we progress on to the shorter, but more challenging, Park House Hill as a finale.

A super outing and perfect for continuing with your journey.

Location: Earl Sterndale, Peak District National Park
Price per person: £65 (minimum two people)
Leader/client ratio: 1:4
Base Camp: Castleton, Derbyshire

Alternatively, book yourself onto this … 1:1 from £130

Private bookings can be taken for this day. Contact us with your preferred date(s) that suit you and the numbers and we’ll get back to you asap with all the details

Fear of heights follow up challenge – Scrambling in Crowden Clough

Kinder Scout via a scramble up Crowden Clough

Introduction to Scrambling –
Crowden Clough, The Peak District

Mild and short-lived and so perfect for a first outing on steep ground following your course with us. The walk starts nicely enough through picturesque scenery, and then the adventure begins …

Before the ground steepens, we revert to our childhood, and hop along the boulders in the stream, trying to keep our feet dry. It sharpens the mind and gets us warmed up for the scramble ahead. This also allows us to revisit some of the lessons from the Fear of Heights course, thinking once again about how our brains are responding to these stimuli.

As the rocks darken around us, the comes up for us to undertake the scramble up the rocks. There are three rocky routes we can choose from, each offering its own challenges. We may linger and climb up and down all three!

Once on the top, we normally have a picnic lunch before returning back to the cars down the footpath.

A super outing and perfect for continuing with your journey.

Location: Upper Booth, Peak District National Park
Price per person: £75 (minimum two people)
Leader/client ratio: 1:4
Base Camp: Castleton, Derbyshire

Alternatively, book yourself onto this … 1:1 from £150

Private bookings can be taken for this day. Contact us with your preferred date(s) that suit you and the numbers and we’ll get back to you asap with all the details

Heights follow up adventure in Snowdonia – descending from Snowdon

image showing two walkers traversing the South Ridge off Snowdon

Conquer Snowdon

Snowdonia – two classic Welsh mountain routes, Snowdon via Y Lliwedd and the Nantlle Ridge

These two days are listed in the guide book as grade 1 scrambles and so they will involve some moments that are exposed and at height. But really they would be better described as airy walks. For somebody setting out to try their confidence at height you couldn’t get a kinder two days whilst enjoying some superb scenery.

We start the two days with an ascent of Snowdon via the exposed peak of Y Lliwedd. To some this looks terrifying, but the closer you get, the moore you will realise it’s your mind playing tricks on you once again. Snowdon’s East Ridge follows and this suddenly spits you out on top of Wales’ highest mountain, Snowdon. A descent via the south ridge will probably be the way we return and this too is a super way to get us back to terra-firma!

On day 2 we will seek even more solitude from the masses as we head off in search of the Nantlle Ridge. This is a delightful day on the hill interspersed with sections with scrambling up the rocks.

Location: Snowdonia
Price per person: 
£160 (minimum two people)
Leader/client ratio: 1:4
Base Camp:
Nant Peris
Accommodation: Camping / YHA / B&B to suit

Alternatively, book yourself onto this … 1:1 from £190 per day or £360 for two days. Contact us with your preferred date(s) that suit you and the numbers and we’ll get back to you asap with all the details

Lake District mountain scrambling 

… Including Helvellyn via Striding Edge 

On day 1 – we get you back into the flow and lead you up Styckle Ghyll in the Langdale Valley. It’s a great little scramble and a great oportunity to visit some of the lessons from your Fear of Heights course. As well as developing the neural pathways for efficient movement on steep ground, we also get your brain back into action, reinforcing positive thinking. From the top of Styckle Ghyll we look at our options and create a forward plan. (There are always options!). On day two we step forth in pursuit of England’s third highest peak, Helvellyn at 949m via the airy ridge of Striding Edge. Striding Edge can be as pleasant or as scary as you make it – perfect for the novice or the seasoned scrambler.

Location: The Lake District
Price per person:
£160 (minimum two people)
Leader/client ratio: 1:4
Base Camp:
 Patterdale

Alternatively, book yourself onto this … 1:1 from £190 per day or £360 for two days

Private bookings can be taken for this day. Contact us with your preferred date(s) that suit you and the numbers and we’ll get back to you asap with all the details

Heights follow up adventure in Snowdonia – scrambling on Y Gribin

scrambling on the Y Gribin Ridge Snowdonia

Snowdonia mountain scrambling

Guided scrambling Snowdonia
Snowdon via Y Gribin and the East Ridge, and Carnedd Dafydd via the Llech Ddu Spur

On our first day the guided scrambling leads us to the summit of Snowdon via the wonderful Y Gribin Ridge. We may start the day with the masses, but we’ll leave them to go on their way from the Miners’ Path before meeting them once more on the mountain summit. We’ll descend via Snowdon’s little known South Ridge making this the perfect day.

On day 2 we’ll keep our options open, but scrambling up the brilliant Llech Ddu Spur could be a super objective to aim for. When looking for peace and solitude with a generous dollop of excitement this is the place to come.

Location: Snowdonia
Price per person:
£160
Leader/client ratio: 1:4
Base Camp:
 Llanberis/Nant Peris

Alternatively, book yourself onto this … 1:1 from £190 per day or £360 for two days. Contact us with your preferred date(s) that suit you and the numbers and we’ll get back to you asap with all the details.

Fear of heights follow up challenge – 10 climbs in 10Km in 10 hours

image showing a rock climber in the Peak District

10 climbs, in 10Km, in 10 hours

Can you climb 10 routes in 10Km inside just 10 hours? Here’s your chance to try!? Join us for this excellent Peak District challenge and mini-adventure. No previous experience is necessary. We will provide all the kit, expertise and plenty of encouragement!

Location: the grit-stone edges of the Peak District National Park
Price per person: £85 (minimum two people)
Instructor/client ratio: 1:4
Meeting point: Hathersage, Derbyshire

Alternatively, book yourself onto one day … 1:1 for £180

Private bookings can be taken for this day. Contact us with your preferred date(s) that suit you and the numbers and we’ll get back to you asap with all the details

Gripped? 7 Top Tips on how to overcome your fear of heights

The amygdala is the small part of your brain which controls emotions, the fight or flight response (fear) and impulsive behaviour. When you’re on the edge and fearing for your life it’s this acorn sized bit of your brain that’s doing the work … but it’s your cerebral cortex (the clever, rational thinking part) that needs to be. This is how …

1. Start breathing – stop holding your breath (you will be). Take TEN deep breaths. Count them in and out.

2. Distract your brain, start forcing it to think. You really really must do this. For example try recalling your mobile phone number in reverse. This will help to engage your your rational thinking cortex, and this will begin to calm you down.

3. Visualise someone you know (or James Bond for me) who is really confident climbing or with heights – pretend you are them. (I hum the James Bond tune too).

4. Visualise yourself at the top or at a safe place and see how much nicer that will be for you.

5. Keep that cortex working – tell yourself your mobile phone number in reverse again.

6. Thinking head now engaged – start thinking and looking. Find placements for your feet, and your hands will take care of themselves.

7. Once out of immediate trouble, take the time then to plan each step to the next safe platform.

Still not sure or a little bit worried about doing the course? It’s totally natural and fine to feel that way. Email will@will4adventure.com or feel free to call Will Legon on 07791 860 163 with any questions or concerns; we are always happy to help.