Latest Updates

This post will keep you updated with what UKCG are currently working on.

Current projects are:-

  1. Recognition from AMI and Guides Scheme as CPD.
  2. Membership to bodies such as IOL.
  3. Press releases in Outdoor news letters.
  4. Next block of training courses.
  5. Facebook
  6. Formalising the UKCG as a members organisation.
  7. Insurance for members.

1. Recognition from AMI and Guides Scheme as CPD.

I am in contact with various bodies in the industry to for UKCG courses to become recognised as CPD. We are also going to be present at the National water safety conference at the end of April.

2. Membership to bodies such as IOL.

We have applied for membership to the institute of outdoor learning and hope to have a presents on there website in terms of a training provider.

3. Press releases in Outdoor news letters.

UKCG featured in the november edition of FHM a good classy start to become known in the outdoor industry. We will be running an article in next edition technical rescue and hope to get some editorial in trail magazine and the IOL mag.

4. Next block of courses

It was apparent that people were looking for a guide assessment Im looking at getting Rich back in end of May to run :-

Scotland Based courses,

Hosted by Vertical Descents
x 1 Advanced Fast track Course
x 1 Rescue Course
x 1 Level 2 5 day Assessment.

Hosted in Aberfeldy
x 1 Fast track Advanced

Hosted in the Lake District or Wales subject to demand.
x 1 Fast Track Advanced course
x 1 Rescue Course.


Please could you let me know if your interested in any of the above courses so that i can get some idea of which courses to put together and how long to ask rich to come over for.

5. Facebook

We now have a Facebook page for people to visit or add to.

6. Formalising the UKCG as a members organisation.

We are looking at forming UKCG into a formal members organisation. Ben Starkie, Mike Gale and Olly Bowman met informally to discuss this on 27th April, and it looks like this would probably mean forming a company limited by guarantee. This would mean that in the worse case scenario all members and board members would be liable for a maximum of £1 each. If we just formed as an organisation, members could be liable for more than this.

This is the normal way to form a members organisation or governing body at the moment.

The next step in this is to write a constitution and an articles of association. As soon as a draft copy is completed we’ll post it on here for your comments.

7. Insurance for members.

We are getting quotes that would cover members for public liability insurance while canyoning.