We know that the outdoor environment provides the ultimate testing ground for people to discover their own capabilities and true potential. We know that being active outdoors improves physical health and fitness, develops confidence, resilience and leadership skills, and has a positive effect on mental health and wellbeing. We also know that too many people are missing out on these experiences.
This has to change.
We believe that it is our responsibility to ensure that there is a new generation of outdoor leaders, no matter what their background may be. We want to develop future leaders and instructors from under-represented groups, to help them to gain qualifications which will lead them on to an exciting and rewarding career, and to enable them to return to their own communities and change the lives of others.
The outdoors is for everyone, regardless of gender, race, wealth or background, yet the reality does not support this.
Put simply, we need to challenge the system. We need to diversify the sector. We need to break the mould.
We need to open up more opportunities for people to engage with outdoor activity, and to experience these life changing benefits for themselves. Funds raised will be used to widen access to these experiences, not only encouraging more people to be active outdoors, but informing and educating them do be able to do so in a safe and sustainable way.
We will also provide bursaries to allow people from disadvantaged backgrounds and under-represented groups to train and qualify at Plas y Brenin, equipping them with the tools to not only transform their own lives, but the lives of many others.
We know we can make a difference, and we need you to make it happen.
We need to provide real opportunities for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to enter the outdoor sector. To train with us at Plas y Brenin, develop their knowledge, their confidence, and their leadership skills, and to leave not just with a qualification that will allow them to step onto the career ladder, but with the desire and the ability to take others on the journey with them. They will reach and inspire more people in society to be active outdoors. They will change lives.
We’re inviting you to join us by making a donation to the Mountain Training Trust. With your help, we can train many more individuals to coach, lead and inspire people from all communities and backgrounds.