Forward Assist: Climbing4Veterans
Forward Assist regularly fund trips to climbing walls in Newcastle and Sunderland. The Forward Assist Rock Ice Mountain Climbing Cadre use these sessions as skills orientated training exercises for trips further afield such as the French Alps, Lake District and Scottish Highlands.
The project provides a fantastic opportunity for veterans to work together and develop new skills whilst increasing confidence, as well as reducing social isolation.
‘Thanks to Forward Assist I am able to take part in an activity that I find challenging and exciting. I have taken up the sport in my free time and have now joined a local climbing club.".
– Mark, Veteran.