Rock Week 2022 (RW22)

Published Monday, 22nd August 2022

The aim will be to climb rock.....

In September 2022 a group of wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women (WIS) will gather in Cornwall for several days of epic rock climbing, which will undoubtedly test the limits of even the most accomplished climbers. For some it will be their first rock climbing experience, and for others it will be an opportunity to rediscover the joy of adventure and being part of a team again.

The aim will be to climb rock... as much rock as mind, muscle and inclination allows! They will take on the iconic Commando Ridge which will be an incredible experience and an opportunity to challenge them individually and as a team, proving that they can overcome anything! Being part of a team and taking on an endeavour in the great outdoors has a significant positive impact on mental health and well-being, and we hope to encourage and inspire others to do the same.

Pat Parsons and Dave Pearce will be leading this project, helped by a small army of volunteer guides:

"The 65 Degrees North Rock Week '22 is an opportunity to get away from it all in sunny Cornwall. The general idea is to have some fun in the sun and get you climbing - in that order! Whether you are a complete novice, or you want to learn to lead or just push your grades a little, we can accommodate all of that - and more. If we can send you away standing a bit taller, more confident and with a smile on your face then we will consider that a huge success. The formula has worked twice before, and we have no intention of changing it. The therapy comprises lots of sun-kissed, Cornish granite sea cliffs (hopefully including a mass ascent of Commando Ridge) and much banter" ~ Pat Parsons 

**This project is part-funded by The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (AFCFT) through a Positive Pathways Grant

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