Who We Are

Mount Cook Adventure Centre is a not-for-profit organisation founded by outdoor enthusiasts Colin Adams and Robin Sibson. Our Centre opened in July 2016, and is based on the outskirts of the Peak District National Park in Middleton-by-Wirksworth. 

Our mission is to provide access to the outdoors and outdoor activities for all, especially young people and those who would not otherwise have the opportunity. We are committed to providing exciting experiences which promote learning, personal development and an appreciation for the outdoors! 

Our Centre mostly works with children and young people through schools, universities, youth groups, NCS, Prince's Trust and charities. Since opening, we have welcomed over 10,000 young people to our Centre for activity days and residential trips. We do also offer team-building activity days and residentials for corporate groups, plus a handful of indoor spaces which are ideal for conferences and meetings. You can also join us for adventurous birthday parties and celebrations, plus unique activity weddings!


Using our onsite time-lapse camera, we collected and recorded our Centre's journey from an overgrown grassy field, to a fully functioning building. You can view the entire Mount Cook Story (so far) here: 


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The Rooftop Rider Zip Wire is part funded by - 

The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas. 

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