As owners of the Rab and Lowe Alpine brands, Equip Outdoor Technologies UK pride themselves on designing exceptional products that meet the needs of their active customers. Their passion for the outdoors and adventurous spirit sets the foundation for what they do. And they encourage their teams to thrive and be part of their success.
Like Outward Bound, they share a passion for encouraging more young people to experience the power, freedom, mental and physical benefits of the great outdoors, so we're delighted to have them as partners. Together we take young people on a journey of learning and adventure in the wild to help them realise just what they are capable of achieving in life.
Introducing young people to the outdoors
Equip UK recently sponsored a course for 48 young people from David Nieper Academy, located close to their HQ in Derbyshire. Ably supported by four Equip UK employees working as Ambassadors to support the young people on their experience.
The young people raised their aspirations by taking on various outdoor challenges in Snowdonia, including gorge walking, climbing, and cooking their dinner in the wilderness. These activities taught them many new skills which will help them in school and later life, such as communication, resilience, self-belief and working with new people.
Jim Evans, Director of Marketing at Equip UK comments: “Outward Bound and Equip UK understand the inspiration and power that can be harnessed through wilderness environments. We share the same enthusiasm to help engage and positively influence more young people to experience the multiple benefits of the most dynamic classroom available – the great outdoors.”
Nick Barrett, CEO at Outward Bound concludes: “We are delighted to have Equip UK’s support for the work we do to enable more and more young people to have adventures and to learn - regardless of their financial circumstances. We welcome partnerships from within the outdoor industry, such as this one, as they help make this happen.”
If you're an organisation who shares our passion and think you could support young people in the UK today, please get in touch.
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Pre-pandemic, Amber and Philippa from Equip UK joined 59 Year 5 and Year 6 pupils from Harris Primary School in Preston, Lancashire for a week-long residential programme at Outward Bound Ullswater in the Lake District National Park.