zero-G First Ascent

Experiential Rock Climbing Programs

 

zero-G Integrated Experiential Learning

In our zero-G experiential rock climbing learning experiences, we maintain primary attention to “how, we are doing what we are doing”, as well as the “how to” of what we are doing – each person is able to engage their unique learning capabilities and characteristics with a level of freedom and self-awareness unavailable with a prescriptive learning methodology.

For Kids

zero-G First Ascent-Kids, programs are designed to give participants an opportunity to experience a new activity in a unique context – where each participant experiences the pure joy of – climbing, learning, and personal resilience!

The essence of the “kids program” – that each child participates in an environment free of those factors that most take away from the quality of (any) learning experience – personal anxiety, comparative assessment, interpersonal competition, external pressure.

With these common distracting elements ameliorated, participants are more able to access their innate capabilities and ability to respond to challenges allowing for an overall more integrated experience and the confidence in oneself that organically occurs.

Kids – Introductory zero-G Learning Elements

  • Trust in oneself
  • Attention/Distraction
  • Communication
  • Trust in another

Technical Climbing Elements

  • Safety
  • Mechanics of Climbing
  • Climbing Technique

Program Format

Where: zero-G First Ascent programs are done outside, in nature, on real rock

Program length: Around 2-3  hours – based on group size 

Youth and Teens

zero-G First Ascent Programs for Youth and Teens provide an opportunity to experience rock climbing in a unique context – where the pure joy in the challenge of climbing, problem solving and learning naturally lead to a new experience of personal resilience!

The essence of the program for youth and teens: that each participant is able to engage the climbing experience in an environment free of those factors that most inhibit their ability to integrate new (learning) experiences – internal pressure, anxiety, comparative assessment, interpersonal competition, external pressure.

By addressing the natural “desire to perform” elicited by the challenge of climbing (and in life) in this non-competitive, pressure free context, allows participants to experience their unique capabilities more completely – beyond their expectations, particular talents or limitations.

Participants come away with a new confidence in themselves, their ability to meet challenges and resolve them fundamental elements in establishing personal resilience.

Youth and Teen – Introductory zero-G Learning Elements

  • Trust in oneself
  • Attention/Fear
  • Physical Activation
  • Making Decisions
  • Communication
  • Trust in another

Technical Climbing Elements

  • Safety
  • Mechanics of Climbing
  • Climbing Technique

Program Format: Youth and Teens

Where: zero-G First Ascent programs are done outside, in nature, on real rock

Program length: Around 2-3  hours – based on group size    

 

For Adults

This program is designed to give adults access to an integrated experience of themselves using the medium of rock climbing.   

Through the challenge of rock climbing we explore fundamental aspects of ourselves, and how we respond to challenges, present in climbing and anytime we’re “put under pressure” in life.    

The zero-G First Ascent – engages our organic response, the “pressure to perform” elicited by climbing in a new, integrative context, where participants are able to experience themselves wholly – beyond particular skills or talents and the experience of how we’ve previously known ourselves to be.

This approach naturally allows each participant an exploration of the full scope of their capabilities, a real experience of personal resilience and the joy of climbing itself. 

zero-G First Ascent – Adults
Experiential Learning Elements

  • Trust in oneself
  • Attention / Fear
  • Decision Making
  • Communication
  • Trust in another

Technical Climbing Elements

  • Safety
  • Mechanics of Climbing
  • Climbing Technique

Program Format:
Where: zero-G First Ascent programs are done outside, in nature, on real rock
Program length: Around 3-4 hours – based on group size

zero-G First Ascent – Corporate Seminars

This seminar is an “indoor exploration” of the zero-G First Ascent experience.

For groups that have not yet participated in the experiential outdoor climbing programs – this seminar opens a path to an integrated performance process in an indoor or remote setting.