Monday, 10 August 2015

Autism At Height

Don't just hope and pray for the best in your climbing, take action based on experience with our climbers on the rainbow project: Autism At Height.

Jamie Owen (Autistic) & his friend
John Churcher (World's first blind
Paraclimbers to summit the Eiger)
If you, a friend or family member are Autistic and want to begin or improve your climbing skills with Reach Climbing Coach, then contact for cost of a 1:1 coaching programme built around a quality experience of working with Autism At Height.

Jay on the Eiger
Mark has worked and help develop young Jamie Owen's climbing skills, self confidence and other life skills, which eventually lead to Jamie's successful ascent of the Eiger in Switzerland in July.

"Working every week with Jamie in North Wales, around UK competitions, climbing in the Pyrenees and finally sharing the summit of the notorious Eiger, has been life changing for both of us. I understand Jamie and his perspective, sometimes more than I understand the 'neurotically' shaped ideas of what is 'normal' in life and society. First we built mutual trust, then friendship, then we focused on driving his performance in climbing.

Jamie has won every competition he has entered and now climbed the Eiger and that is why he is a key part of our project. Autism at Height has and is learning so much from Jamie and his perseverance, kindness and basic will to improve his own and others lives like his, is what makes my work so meaningful and worthwhile..."  (Mark McGowan)

Now based in Northamptonshire, we are hoping to develop the project in England as well as planned trips further afield. Please get in touch if the Autism At Height project is of interest to you or someone you know.

Referrals from clients:

"...This training season I decided to get all the help I can to speed up my improvement. I needed guidance to work towards my goals in long term. I also needed more vision and opinions about my exercises and weak links. I am glad I can share my training with Mark..." (Ville Mustonen, Finland)

" I met Mark in Glen Nevis on his return to climbing to check out some lines he had in mind for me, I wasn't really training at this point but after a day or two talking and training with him I had a much more structured idea of what to do to improve and I did" (Kev Shields)