Continue the journey & enjoy more adventures on these Fear of Heights follow up days and weekends. Challenges & 1:1 support days for graduates of our Overcome Your Fear of Heights Courses. Since 2006 we have helped hundreds of people overcome their fear of heights on our unique and powerful two day course. Often people ask what’s next. Here are some suggestions …

This page is for the graduates of our Overcome Your Fear of Heights courses. If you have landed on this page by accident and you wish to overcome your fear of heights learn more about how we can help you here.

Fear of heights follow up weekend in the Lake District. At the top of Halls Fell Ridge.

Image of four walkers in the Lake District

Follow Up Sessions

One to One day

Join us 1:1 for another day working at height. On this day we invest in the successes from the first course and look to develop your desire to be at height. The course is designed to differentiate for different people with different needs. If you want to join us with a friend then that also may be possible.

Location: Peak District
Price per person: £150
Instructor/client ratio: 1:1

Contact us with your preferred date(s) that suit you and we’ll get back to you asap.

More Challenges to Aspire to …

Following the completion of your Overcome Your Fear of Heights course with us we always encourage you to continue investing in the journey with more personal challenges. It’s this that makes the real difference. With every success comes renewed confidence. Here are three (not-so-little) challenges that you might aspire to join us for …

Fear of heights follow up challenge – The Great Ridge, Peak District

image of walker on the Great Ridge in the Peak District

Challenge #1: The Great Ridge, Peak District

On this day’s walk you will get to test out your new-found confidence with a very pleasant walk along a beautiful and very scenic skyline. This great walk may offer a few mild challenges for those of you that have had a fear of heights in the past.

Location: Peak District National Park
Price per person: £50
Leader/client ratio: 1:4
Base Camp: Castleton, Derbyshire

Alternatively, book yourself onto this … 1:1 from £120

Dates coming up:
22nd March 2019
5th July 2019
4th Oct 2019

All dates are Fridays that occur right before our free walking weekends – so feel free to combine both! 

Private bookings can be taken for this day. Contact us with your preferred date(s) that suit you and the numbers and we’ll get back to you asap with all the details

Fear of heights follow up challenge – Walks on the Wild Side. Descending Chrome Hill.

image showing a group of walkers in the Peak District National Park

Challenge #2: walks on the wild side

On these two days we bring to you two great Peak District walks that will offer us a few moments of challenge within two great walks. On the first day we will climb to the plateau of Kinder Scout via a short scramble up Crowden Clough. The second day’s walk leads us over two wonderful White Peak hills – Chrome Hill and Parkhouse Hill.

Location: Peak District National Park
Price per person: £95
Leader/client ratio: 1:4
Base Camp: Castleton, Derbyshire

Alternatively, book yourself onto these 2 walks 1:1 for £250

Dates coming up:
10/11 Jan 2019 (mid-week)
11/12 May 2019
19/20 Sep 2019 (mid-week)

Private bookings can be taken for this day. Contact us with your preferred date(s) that suit you and the numbers and we’ll get back to you asap with all the details

Heights follow up adventure in Snowdonia – descending from Snowdon

image showing two walkers traversing the South Ridge off Snowdon

Challenge #3: Conquer Snowdon

Snowdonia – two classic Welsh mountain routes, Snowdon via Y Llwidd and the Nantle Ridge
4th / 5th May 2019 – bank holiday weekend

These two days are listed in the guide book as grade 1 scrambles and so they will involve some moments that are exposed and at height. But really they would be better described as airy walks. For somebody setting out to try their confidence at height you couldn’t get a kinder two days whilst enjoying some superb scenery.

Saturday’s guided scrambling will lead us to the top of Snowdon. Because we’ll be headed up via Y Llwidd and Snowdon’s East Ridge, we’ll be missing out on the bank-holiday crowds. Sunday’s route will find us even more solitude from the masses as we head off in search of the Nantle Ridge. This is a delightful day on the hill interspersed with sections with scrambling up the rocks.

Base Camp: Nant peris
Accommodation: Camping / YHA / B&B to suit
Price per person:£95

Private bookings can be taken for this course. Contact us with your preferred date(s) that suit you and the numbers and we’ll get back to you asap with all the details

High on Striding Edge in the Lake District

image showing walker traversing Striding Edge

Challenge #4: Lake District scrambles

Helvelyn via Striding Edge and Blencathra via Sharp Edge 

Step forth in pursuit of England’s third highest peak, Helvellyn at 949m via the airy ridge of Striding Edge. Striding Edge can be as pleasant or as scary as you make it – perfect for the novice or the seasoned scrambler. On Sunday we’ll be driving north to Blencathra where the infamous Sharp Edge awaits.

Location: The Lake District
Price per person:
£95
Leader/client ratio: 1:4
Base Camp:
 Patterdale

Dates coming up:
28/29 Sept 2019

Private bookings can be taken for this course. Contact us with your preferred date(s) that suit you and the numbers and we’ll get back to you asap with all the details

Heights follow up adventure in Snowdonia – scrambling on Y Gribin

scrambling on the Y Gribin Ridge Snowdonia

Challenge #5: Snowdonia Scrambles

Guided scrambling Snowdonia – August bank holiday
Snowdon via Y Gribin and the East Ridge, and Carnedd Dafydd via the Llech Du Spur

Saturday’s guided scrambling leads us to the summit of Snowdon via the wonderful Y Gribin Ridge. We may start the day with the masses, but we’ll leave them to go on their way from the Miners’ Path before meeting them once more on the mountain summit. We’ll descend via Snowdon’s little known south ridge making this the perfect day. Sunday’s scrambling leads us up the brilliant Llech Du Spur. When looking for peace and solitude with a generous dollop of excitement this is the place to come.

Location: Snowdonia
Price per person:
£125
Leader/client ratio: 1:4
Base Camp:
 Llanberis/Nant Peris

Dates coming up:
24/25 Aug 2019

Private bookings can be taken for this course. Contact us with your preferred date(s) that suit you and the numbers and we’ll get back to you asap with all the details

Fear of heights follow up challenge – 10 climbs in 10Km in 10 hours

image showing a rock climber in the Peak District

Challenge #6: 10 climbs, in 10Km, in 10 hours

Can you climb 10 routes in 10Km inside just 10 hours? Here’s your chance to try!? Join us for this excellent Peak District challenge and mini-adventure. No previous experience is necessary. We will provide all the kit, expertise and plenty of encouragement!

Location: the grit stone edges of the Peak District National Park
Price per person: £65
Instructor/client ratio: 1:4
Meeting point: Hathersage, Derbyshire

Alternatively, book yourself onto one day … 1:1 for £150

Dates coming up:
22 June 2019
7 Sep 2019

Private bookings can be taken for this day. Contact us with your preferred date(s) that suit you and the numbers and we’ll get back to you asap with all the details

Press and Media

Change your life in a weekend – a review of the Will4Adventure Fear of Heights course appeared in The Guardian newspaper on 30th July 2011
High Peak Radio interview and course review with Lissa Cook
– fear of height anxiety beaten in just two days.
Trail Magazine Article May 2008
Trek Mountain Article May 2011
Adventure Travel Magazine October 2012

Video Footage from one of our first ever Fear of Heights courses

Gripped? 7 Top Tips on how to beat your fear of heights

The amygdala is the small part of your brain which controls emotions, the fight or flight response (fear) and impulsive behaviour. When you’re on the edge and fearing for your life it’s this acorn sized bit of your brain that’s doing the work … but it’s your cerebral cortex (the clever, rational thinking part) that needs to be. This is how …

1. Start breathing – stop holding your breath (you will be). Take TEN deep breaths. Count them in and out.

2. Distract your brain, start forcing it to think. You really really must do this. For example try recalling your mobile phone number in reverse. This will help to engage your your rational thinking cortex, and this will begin to calm you down.

3. Visualise someone you know (or James Bond for me) who is really confident climbing or with heights – pretend you are them. (I hum the James Bond tune too).

4. Visualise yourself at the top or at a safe place and see how much nicer that will be for you.

5. Keep that cortex working – tell yourself your mobile phone number in reverse again.

6. Thinking head now engaged – start thinking and looking. Find placements for your feet, and your hands will take care of themselves.

7. Once out of immediate trouble, take the time then to plan each step to the next safe platform.

Still not sure or a little bit worried about doing the course? It’s totally natural and fine to feel that way. Email will@will4adventure.com or feel free to call Will Legon on 07791 860 163 with any questions or concerns; we are always happy to help.