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ACIA-ACCREDITED COURSES AND ASSESSMENTS

The Australian Climbing Instructors’ Association (ACIA) is an incorporated body formed in 2000 by the merger of state based professional climbing instructor organizations. The Climbing Instructors Association (CIA), incorporated in Victoria in 1990 and including NSW, and the Rockclimbing Instructors Association of Queensland (RIAQ) dissolved as separate state bodies and now operate under the national banner of the Australian Climbing Instructors’ Association.

The Climbing Company now delivers ACIA-accredited courses and assessments in Victoria.

Upcoming Dates

VICTORIA – Mt Arapiles

Winter 2024
TRG Training
5th – 7th July
TRG Assessment
29th June
SPG Training
3rd – 6th May 2024 and 27th – 30th May; 5th – 8th July
SPG Assessment
29th – 30th June
MPG Training
8th – 10th June (King’s birthday weekend)
MPG Assessment
15th – 16th June
CI Training
22nd – 24th June
CI Assessment
13th – 14th July
Spring 2024
TRG Training
27th – 29th September
TRG Assessment
21st September
SPG Training
27th – 30th September
SPG Assessment
21st – 22nd September
MPG Training
4th – 6th October
MPG Assessment
14th – 15th September
CI Training
11th – 13th October
CI Assessment
19th – 20th October

GET IN TOUCH

Address: Dyurrite/Mt Arapiles, VIC 3409

Email: Aaron - info@theclimbingcompany.com.au

Postal address: 64 Newman St, Thornbury VIC 3071

Mobiles:
Aaron 0424 383 831
Hamid 0406 750 087

AARON LOWNDES

The Climbing Company consists of a close knit group of instructors who are experts at what they do. You can be assured you will have a great and fun experience.

Aaron Lowndes owns the Climbing Company and has run it for the last 1.5 years. Aaron has been climbing since he was a young boy and now has close to three decades of experience behind him.

He has travelled all over the world in pursuit of amazing rock, and enjoys classic low-grade adventure routes just as much as harder technical climbing (if grade 29/8a/5.13a means anything to you, that’s his top so far). Prior to starting Melbourne Climbing School in 2015 and acquiring The Climbing Company in 2022, Aaron spent countless weekends voluntarily teaching organised groups rock climbing safety skills, and has facilitated hundreds of new climbers in their transition onto real rock.

Aaron is fully committed to the rock climbing industry, and is a current board member of the Australian Climbing Instructor’s Association (ACIA).

Apart from the physical benefits that climbing provides it also allows a person to take charge and learn that one can be safe, but also explore one's limits in the vertical world the rock provides.

The two most important things a person can find in life is a passion, then the courage to trust one’s heart and follow that passion.

Address: Dyurrite/Mt Arapiles, VIC 3409

Email: Aaron - info@theclimbingcompany.com.au

Postal address: 64 Newman St, Thornbury VIC 3071

Mobiles:
Aaron 0424 383 831
Hamid 0406 750 087