Sunday 16 August 2009

Ghyll scrambling. July 29th 2009

Greg Stocks booked this half day session for for himself and 6 university mates. The night before the session was due to be run we had heavy rain here in the Lake District meaning that by dawn many streams had reached flood levels. On arrival at the venue (Church Beck), a quick look confirmed Iain wouldn't be taking the group in there but he did have a contingency plan which, in the circumstances, turned out to be just right!
So, having made their way to this alternative venue, Iain & the group proceeded to have a most enjoyable session walking through deep pools, climbing waterfalls and even enjoying a small bit of caving! This is a picture of a waterfall we didn't climb but we were able to continue above it. During this time, what had been a wet day started to clear up and by the time we had finished even the sun had come out.
Greg & his mates thoroughly enjoyed the session and agreed that the alternative venue was spot on. We are not going to say where it is - Iain doesn't want his competitors to know, but if you want to have a great ghyll scrambling experience you'll not get a better one from anyone other than us as we know alternative venues in every valley in the Lake District that can be used when wet weather renders the regular sites difficult or impossible!
And at the end of the session, a chance to warm up with a hot drink. We provide tea, coffee and hot chocolate as well as biscuits - just what we consider you need after your ghyll scrambling session and Greg and his friends couldn't have been more grateful.

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