Date(s) - 19/10/2019 - 26/10/2019
Restrictions. This course is open to CFAV’s and Cadets aged 17years + from the ACF and CCF. This is not a course for novices as the candidate does require outdoor rock climbing experience plus a good head for heights. Candidates must have successfully completed the BRC course or have the equivalent experience which must be identified on the CCAT course application
Course Content. The Alicante region boasts some the best bolted rock climbing in Europe offering a huge variety of single and multi- pitch rock climbs to suit all levels of climber. The CADETROCK expedition is an 8-day course in a multi-pitch environment predominantly on bolted routes. The content includes clothing and equipment, access and conservation, mountain hazards, weather, care and use of equipment, rope management and knot tying, belaying techniques, climbing techniques, multi pitch climbing, abseiling, setting up anchors, gear placement/protection and, subject to skill level, an introduction to leading in the outdoor and indoor environment. The outcome is for the candidate to be a competent second on a multi pitch rock climb.
Mountain Training (MT) Rock Climbing Skills Intermediate Award. CFAVs and Senior Cadets are strongly encouraged to register with Mountain Training (MT) for the Rock Climbing Skills Intermediate Award through the Candidate Management System (CMS). Having registered for the scheme and on completion of the IRC course you will receive a nationally accredited award. Registration is simple using the link below. Registration cannot be completed in retrospect so ensure you register well in advance of the course start date. If you wish to qualify for the Rock Climbing Skills Introduction award here’s what to do next:
• Create an account on our Candidate Management System or log in if you already have one.
• Register for the Rock Climbing Skills Intermediate Skills Award. Registration is free for Cadets under 18years and cost £20 for adults.
• Ensure your MT candidate registration number is put on the CCAT course application.
Notes. Candidates should be physically fit, free from injury and have a keen interest in adventurous activities. This course may be used towards a gold DofE residential project. Upon successful completion of this course candidates will be issued a CCAT course certificate and brassard badge (cadets only).
*The course cost includes: transport from and back to the UK, accommodation, meals, technical clothing and equipment and instruction.
*The course will be based at a lodge in Albir, Alicante Region, Spain
CCAT Application Process.
A CCAT course application is available on WESTMINSTER and the CCAT website
www.armycadetadventure.co.uk The course fee is £300.00.
An electronic course application needs to be placed onto WESTMINSTER by your ACF/CCF unit.
The CCAT course application form needs to be completed in full, legible signed and authorised by your unit ACF/CCF. The course application needs to be sent to HQ CCAT, Capel Curig, by post or email with the course fee (50% deposit cheque made payable to CCAT or BACs). Ensure the name of the student and course is written on the back of the cheque or included in the BACs payment reference.