Monday 28 September 2009

Lake District Scrambling & beginners rock climbing courses

A few days after returning from Scotland, Iain was out again with clients. The picture on the left shows Anne and Jeremy Clarkeson who came out with us on a glorious day on Saturday 25th September for a beginners rock climbing course in the Lake District. Iain took the pair to Lower Scout Crag in Langdale where they climbed all of the easier routes on the face and learnt the skills of tying in and belaying.
Following this Anne and Jeremy had a go at Abseiling and then all three moved on to Stickle Barn Crag to have a go at climbing some harder routes before finishing at 16:30 well satisfied with the days events and with Jeremy & Ann looking forward to a Lake District learning to lead climbing course with Kendal Mountaineering Services some time in the new year; and in the meantime, getting some time in at a climbing wall.
The picture on the right was from the previous day and shows Stephen Holding about to tackle the crux move on Dove's nest Crag - Right hand groove, a classic grade 3 scramble in Borrowdales's Combe Gill valley. Prior to doing this, Stephen & Iain warmed up on Intake Ridge - another classic grade three scramble where Iain allowed Stephen to practice and polish up his scrambling ropework techniques in readiness for a forthcoming IML Assessment. Iain was so happy with Stephens performance that he allowed Stephen to take the lead on Dove's Nest Crag - Right Hand Grooves and Stephen was very happy with his day out on the Lake District Scrambling Course he had undertaken with Kendal Mountaineering Services.
This was twice in a fortnight Iain found himself working in Borrowdale one on one with clients - but we don't mind if you want some personal tuition - in fact Iain reckons it's the best way to learn. Many organisations refuse to work with less than two people but this is why here at Kendal Mountaineering Services we are famous for our bespoke outdoor courses where you get the benefit of our personal service and have a great time.
Its only three days now until Iain leaves the UK to help guide 8 Paratroopers up Mera Peak in Nepal. Finally - he's starting to get excited! More on that later.

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