Qualifications, Skills and Adventures we offer
Beyond the Edge is a specialist training company. We are based in the Peak District and offer a range of adventures, training, first aid, leadership development, technical advice and consultancy. Courses are aimed primarily at individuals or small groups, but our first aid, technical advice and consultancy services are used by everyone from individuals to major national companies.
Our courses are suitable for those taking their first steps in the hills through to training and assessment for National Governing Body Instructor qualifications. Our bespoke training services can prepare you for your first hill walk, rock climb, Everest base camp trek or 8000m summit and everything in between.
We are one of the most experienced providers of mountain training in the UK and our passion is in inspiring others to enjoy adventures outside. We offer low ratios and a very high standard of safety, care and enjoyment. This, coupled with our highly experienced and friendly instructors means you are sure to have a safe and unforgettable experience.
The standard activities are listed below, but our depth of knowledge allows us to easily create something bespoke to suit your needs. If you are unsure what you would like or just want to bounce some ideas of us, please get in touch.
We offer, training, assessment and reassessment for the Nationally accredited Mountain Training courses. These are the Climbing Wall Instructor, Rock Climbing Instructor, Lowland Leader, Hill and Moorland Leader Award and Mountain Leader Award.
If you just want to try rock climbing and abseiling for a day, lead your first climbs outside, have a guided gritstone experience, need some specialist coaching to up your grade or undertake larger adventures you will find something to excite you.
From an introduction to map reading to advanced navigation including at night / low visibility. We offer standard courses or National Navigation Award accredited courses to suit every ability. We also regularly run bespoke courses for walking groups and clubs.
Amazing, exhilarating, awesome. Just a few words to describe high mountain days packed with fun and adventure. From guiding over the classics of Crib Coch or Striding Edge to the harder scrambles needing a rope. Beyond the Edge has either a skills course or some bespoke guiding for you.
A preparation for a lifetime of adventures in the hills. You cover navigation, hill craft, movement on steep terrain and a whole lot more. We also offer these on demand in winter in Scotland for the truly adventurous.
Embrace the breathtaking beauty and challenges of Scotland in winter. Learn the skills to venture safely onto the hills in either a weekend or week long course. For those with some experience join us for a guided walking adventure.
First Aid courses that meet the requirements for Mountain Training, British Canoeing and other awarding bodies. Plus, advanced training for those venturing onto high altitude and remote expeditions.
Take your first steps into trail running or move out on the fells. If you are a complete beginner or looking to extend your confidence with mountain running there is a course for you.
Bespoke Peak District based team building and leadership development events.
From advice on your first trek to passing a higher level leadership award assessment, we can provide you with advice, tuition and training plans. We also provide technical advice to the outdoor and leisure and film industry and leadership and management development courses.
What we don’t do
We don’t usually cater for Stag or Hen parties (unless they are highly adventurous) or large groups wanting multiactivity days. This is simply because these groups normally want the lowest price instruction possible and we pride ourselves on quality not high volumes. However, if you have happened across this page whilst looking for a provider for these events, we are very happy to direct you to a company that does offer this.