Technical advice and site specific instructor training

Eddy Young - Climbing Instructor

Young's Adventure Solutions Director Eddy Young has over 20 years of experience as a climbing instructor training teaching all across Europe.

He is one of the few that holds the Mountain Instructor Award AND the European Ropes Course Association Train the Trainer Award (for Traditional and Adventure Parks), so whether it is training staff on a climbing wall, high-ropes course or zip-wire, Eddy can help. He can also create a bespoke training and assessment programme for your centre and staff within the remit of the Work at Height Regulations. He can also ensure that your own training policies, risks assessments and procedures to support the training are compliant with the standards required.

Eddy has close links with Vertex Instructor Training who can run ERCA Instructor Awards with Eddy Young as your Trainer. Please contact us if you want an ERCA qualification.

Costs / Training Hours for site specific qualifications only.


Training and assessment hours will depend on experience of staff. The times quoted are the minimum required and depend on the type of your structure and how many elements you have.

1- 8 people: High ropes course training (not zip wire) – min 28 hrs training and 8 hrs assessment (not zip wire)

1- 8 people: Climbing wall min 16hrs training and 8 hrs assessment

1- 8 people: Abseil Tower min 16hrs training and 8 hrs assessment

1- 8 people: Hoist training for climbing with people with disabilities (8 hrs) training only

1- 8 people: PPE inspection training only. (8 hrs)

Cost per day (8hrs) for training and assessments:This may vary depending on location so please email or call to discuss your requirements.

Technical Advice


With Eddy’s experience he can give technical advice on structures such as Climbing Walls, High Rope Courses, local cliffs and mountain activities.

Cost on application, with first contact meeting free.

General Topics such as these can be covered:

  • EAPs
  • PPE inspection
  • Visual inspection
  • Knots
  • Coaching skills
  • Element set ups
  • Risk assessments
  • Element Belay Practise
  • EN15567- part 1 & part 2
  • WAH regs
  • Inspections
  • Assessing
  • Rescues

Eddy Young’s Qualifications for training and Technical Advice:

Mountain Instructor Award (72169 – 2006)

The European Ropes Course Association Train the Trainer Award (2012)

ERCA Adventure Park Trainer (Nov 2014)

Lyon Equipment PPE Inspectors Course – Competent person ( 2011)

Winter Mountain Leader (72169 – Jan 2012)

ERCA High Ropes Instructor, Rescue (2011)

MLTUK Disability awareness course (2011)

Technical advisor for climbing walls (AMI work shop – 2011)

Technical advisor for High rope courses (AMI work shop – 2011)

NLP Core skills (2013)

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