Adventure Training Provider

Noun: A chance taken beyond the comfort zone of an individual.
Verb: To commit ones self to the pursuit of positive change.

Our Story
The origins of Pro-Venture go back to the late 1990’s when the original idea to create an independent outdoor adventure service was realised onto paper and later the internet.

While that original business, Acclimbatize (established 1999) continues to flourish; delivering superb outdoor education programmes to schools, groups and businesses, we’ve taken conscious steps to segment the individualised courses and re-direct them into the Pro-Venture camp.

Course segmentation means greater clarity for the customer, the instructional staff and management alike. The Pro-Venture focus is now re-sharpened to the original concept of a person centred outdoor pursuits service.
Pro-Venture continues to draw on the support infrastructure and the expertise available from a well established, award winning adventure business.

Our values are reflected in our practice by:
Conducting all activities in an environmentally sustainable way.
Encouraging the ‘spirit of adventure’ within the perimeters of safe, efficient and current outdoor practice.
A commitment to employ highly motivated, passionate outdoor professionals with a consistently positive attitude.

Pro-Venture is presently being project managed by Daryl Godfrey.
Daryl is a qualified Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor, International and Winter Mountain Leader and holds the Caving Instructors Certificate.

Daryl has delivered accredited leadership courses since 1997. He is an approved course provider & course director for the national governing bodies (Mountain Training and British Caving Association).
His professional credibility above, is strongly underpinned by a wealth of personal experience which includes; a significant number of classic big wall climbing ascents and mountaineering expeditions to the greater ranges. He has also organised and lead numerous deep expedition style caving trips.

Pro-Venture is the specialised training arm of the Acclimbatize Adventure Group.

We are perfectly located in the White Peak area of Derbyshire close to Matlock. Our activities utilise the natural environments within the Peak District National Park.  The Lake District.  The Yorkshire Dales and the Snowdonia in North Wales.

Our approach to delivering adventurous training is defined by a policy of ‘Challenge by Choice’.
Participants on our courses are positively encouraged and actively supported to achieve their best level of challenge or learning.
We believe in giving people the space to build and expand their own confidence in a socially acceptable environment that supports learning for all.

Pro-Venture operating procedures and course information is available on request. We look forward to welcoming you onto one of our adventurous courses.

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Our Standards

The association logos displayed throughout the pages of this website serve to assure visitors of the exacting standards of our service. They represent membership of the highest professional bodies at both national (UK) and international levels. Click on the logos for their explanation and to view our safety and quality information. These standards are reflected in the service we provide and the values we stand for.