Events November 2013

Come and see us at the ASGC Annual Conference

Gilwell Park Scout Activity Centre, Bury Road, Chingford, E4 7QW

On Saturday 30th November 2013.  The Trade Show runs from 11.00am until 4.00pm.

This year there are over 25 exhibitors, so well worth a visit!  CCS will be holding two Monkey Hardware Workshops at 1.30pm and 2.45pm, (this will be outside so please bring appropriate outdoor clothing if you are going to attend).  There will be a demonstration, open Q&A session and attendees will have the opportunity to try the Monkeys.   

As an added bonus, CCS will be offering a 20% discount off any Standard Set of Monkeys for orders placed on the day of the Conference, (Terms and Conditions Apply*).


  • Only available to ASGC Members.
  • Orders must be placed at the Conference. 
  • Goods will be invoiced week commencing 02/12/13. 
  • All invoices must be paid in full by 31/12/2013 for delivery to customer by 31/01/2014.
  • Applies to Standard ‘off the shelf, boxed sets’ only – no deviations of contents, one colour per set.
  • Does not apply to ancillary products (Tree Tools, Orangutan Backpack will not qualify for discount).
  • Please note that Monkey Sets WILL NOT be available to take away on the day.

Courses and Events October 2013

Challenge Course Supplies would like to make you aware of a FREE Monkey Hardware Workshop and two NEW exciting training courses scheduled for October 2013: 

Challenge Course Supplies & Monkey Hardware Present a one day workshop -How to install the Monkey Hardware Climbing System

Venue:                                    Tree Top Adventure, Llanrwst Road,

                                                 Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia LL24 0HA

Date & Time:                          29th October 2013 0900-1700

Cost:                                        FOC

Introduction;  Monkeys are an exciting activity that can be installed in trees without causing any damage to the tree.  They can be used to promote confidence, communication, movement, and of course fun!  The Monkeys can be used by schools, youth and adult organisations such as OEC/Scouts & Guides/Ropes Courses/Adventure Parks/Farm Attractions & Mobile Adventure Operators.  The advantage is the relatively low cost of purchase when compared to a traditional climbing wall or facility, the ease of installation and maintenance, and the portability. 

Workshop Presenter & Coordinator; The Workshop will be conducted by Franz Muller, CEO of Monkey Hardware, and coordinated by Amanda Wild of Challenge Course Supplies (Monkey Hardware’s UK Distributor).

How to book; Download, complete and return the Booking Form

  1. Places on the workshop are limited and are offered on a first come, first served basis.  Please note that attendance on the workshop does not constitute formal training.



Monkey Hardware Tree Climbing Instructor and Installer Course

Monkey Hardware Tree Climbing Instructor Course (2 days) & Monkey Hardware Tree Climbing Installer Course (1 day)

The aim of this training is to qualify for independent installation and instruction of the Monkey Hardware Tree Climbing System.  This course is being conducted by an ERCA qualified trainer, and will be endorsed by Vertex Training.

Venue; Cranham Scout Centre, Cranham, Gloucester, GL4 8HP

Dates; 14th, 15th & 16th October 2013

Costs; £150.00 per person, inclusive of Self Catering Acc. at Cranham Scout Centre

 Further information and details of How to book:

1.      Follow this link to download further information and booking forms;

2.      Call Cranham Scout Centre 01452 812309

3.      Email


 ERCA Temporary Low Ropes Course Construction and Instructor Training

The aim of this training is to qualify for independent construction and instruction of safe temporary low ropes course elements.

This course includes both the instructing of low ropes course and the construction of temporary low ropes. 

Venue : Tree Top Adventure, Llanrwst Rd, Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia, LL24 0HA

Dates : 27th, 28th and 29th October 2013 

Cost : £225 + VAT (accommodation not included) 

Course Details:  Close to the ground exciting motion tasks can be built to promote movement skills, confidence and communication. These structures find applications in school, in youth and youth organisations, and those working in psychomotor development and training.  The advantage is the relatively low cost of building and the diverse application possibilities. 

Further information and details of How to book:

1        Follow this link to download further information and booking forms;

2        Call Tree Top Adventure 01690 710914


ERCA UK Conference 2013

CCS are pleased to announce that they will be exhibiting at the ERCA UK Conference in October 2013.

The conference is on the 30th and 31st October 2013 and will take place at ‘Venue Cymru’ in Llandudno. It includes world experts in their respective fields and a highly entertaining key note speaker – Dr. Donald Perry.

In the days (26th – 29th October) preceding the conference, ERCA has organised specialist training courses for those involved in the ropes course industry. ERCA has negotiated exceptionally favourable rates for these courses with a view to promoting the highest standards in the ropes course industry. Places for these courses are limited and so, to avoid disappointment, places should be booked early.

Please visit the ERCA event website for detailed information and ticket purchase at:

Save money !

ERCA members pay a lower fee for the main conference. So save money (~20 £ per person !) when applying online for an ERCA membership prior to your conference registration. Read more about the ERCA membership and apply online for membership.
All attendees can take advantage of “early-bird” offers when registering before the 16th of September 2013. 

Every organisation involved in ropes courses is strongly advised to send at least one representative to the conference. Similarly, individuals that have a professional interest in ropes courses are advised to attend. Places at the conference are limited to 300 people and so the allocation of tickets will be on a first come first serve basis.


CCS to attend ACCT Conference and EXPO in Las Vegas

CCS are pleased to announce that we will be attending the 23rd Annual ACCT Conference and EXPO at the Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada between the 6th – 10th February 2013.  ACCT is the Association for Challenge Course Technology in the USA.  CCS will be helping out on the ISC booth (number 302) – so if you get the chance come and say hello.

For further information click on

CCS to attend ERCA Conference

CCS are pleased to announce that we will be attending the ERCA Annual Conference at Hennef nr Cologne in Germany between the 21-23 January.  It’s at events like the ERCA Conference that we are able to keep abreast of changes and new developments for the Adventure Ropes Course markets.  We will also be looking to source new suppliers so that we can increase our product range in the future.

click on for more information on the premier European event for the Ropes Course industry.

ISC will be launching their NEW range of ZipSpeed Tandem Pulleys at the Conference, so keep checking back for news as we add them to the range.

CCS to exhibit at ASGC Conference in Clitheroe

CCS are proud to announce that they will be attending the ASGC Conference on the 24th November at Waddow Hall in Clitheroe.  Nigel Ruse, Chairman of the ASGC says that year’s event is bigger and better than ever, with workshops and a Trade Show.  Wayne Ellis of International Safety Components (ISC) Ltd, will be conducting two workshops on Saturday 24th.

Wayne Ellis is Commercial Director for ISC which is an engineering company specialising in work/climb hardware. Wayne has worked for UK-based manufacturers in the Work at Height industry for 20 years, initially working with soft goods but more recently with hardware selling to and educating users in various markets worldwide. Recently ISC has turned its attention to the adventure park market and developed much needed new products for ropes courses and zip lines, and Wayne’s presentation will concentrate on how these products are designed, developed and manufactured, how they are CE approved, the importance of on-going batch testing and traceability, but most importantly how they should be inspected, maintained and generally looked after.