Tuesday 1 September 2009

Ghyll scrambling and more Ghyll scrambling

Since the last posting, Iain's done 4 ghyll scrambling sessions and with all this wet weather, its probably been the best idea. It has to have been the wettest August ever - ideal for ghyll scrambling & canoeing or kayaking, but bad news for climbers and campers!

As usual, we've shown our clients good sessions and they've all been very happy despite the conditions. The first picture shows Rachel, Caitlin and Angela Allen out with us on Monday the 24th enjoying a Ghyll scrambling session as part of an annual two week action packed holiday here in The Lakes.
Angela had this to say about the session:-

Hi Iain, Thanks for a very entertaining afternoon. The children thoroughly enjoyed their ghyll scramble. I was very impressed with the whole session. It was good to have all the clothing and equipment supplied, and the hot drinks at the end were very welcome. We are looking forward to seeing the photographs. Caitlin has been checking your Blog every day to see if she is on it yet!!!

The next day found Iain in a completely different location with Ashley Niles and his girlfriend Lucy who had fancied trying something completely different and certainly found Ghyll scrambling to be that.

As with the previous day, the weather was kind to us with sunshine and reasonable water levels allowing the clients to have the best possible session.

On Tuesday night however, the heavens decided to open once again and Iain found himself having to use an alternative venue as has happened quite often recently. The weather was filthy but the water levels in this gill were just what Ed Brennan and his mates/family wanted.

Ed and one of the other chaps (Graham) are both military dudes and they, along with the rest of the team
literally launched themselves with enthusiasm into the gill - everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Not a bad effort for an Essex bunch!

Finally, Iain had a group on Sunday -all from a company in Derby. Dan Gerrard and his friends had travelled up for the bank holiday weekend and whilst staying in Ingleton in North Yorkshire, had decided to come to us for their ghyll scrambling session.

The weather in the afternoon was miserable - cold, heavy drizzle (which later turned into full blown rain - again!) and towards the end of the session it was clear that the river was starting to rise but everyone had a great time and thoroughly appreciated the hot drink at the end.

And so into September. The next bit of work is some open canoeing this Thursday and you can read about that later in the week.

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