Sunday 7 August 2011

Double Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning session. Church Beck, Coniston. Saturday 6th July 2011.

Kendal Mountaineering Services has had a busy day in Church Beck at Coniston today.

Two separate groups joined Iain & Scott in the ghyll today. Firstly, GEN II - one of our new corporate clients, brought ten delegates to the ghyll this morning. (Photos 1 & 2)

The ghyll scrambling & canyoning sessions we organise for GEN II are part of an induction weekend where successful applicants to the Nucleargraduates Programme come together for the first time to learn about the two year apprenticeship programme they will be joining.

Our ghyll scrambling & canyoning sessions are seen as being fun and a challenge for these people, however, the session is designed as an icebreaker and an opportunity for the group members to get to know each other.

It is also designed as a whole team activity in so much that all members are expected to work together and help and support each other throughout the session. This will help to set the scene for the next two years where these people will be expected to get along with, work and support each other as they progress through their two year apprenticeship before leaving to join positions in the nuclear industry.

The apprentices enjoyed their ghyll scrambling & canyoning session with us and we wish them well with their apprenticeships. Thank you GEN II coming back to us once more and we look forward to working with you again soon. Further photographs from GEN II's morning session with us can be viewed here.

By contrast, the afternoon ghyll scrambling & canyoning session in Church Beck (photos 3 & 4) were a bunch of mates out for a jolly! Michelle Howarth from South Lakes, booked the session for herself and 14 of her friends from the gym.

The group were staying in Coniston for the weekend, so didn't have far to come to meet us for the one oclock start. They were a real bunch of characters who were looking forward to a fun wet session in the ghyll and Iain & Scott made sure that they got exactly that.

Conditions in the ghyll in the afternoon were busy, with a number of competitors also working with groups. Also, the weather finally broke although it had been overcast all day and considerably cooler than the previous day.

Photography in the ghyll was difficult due to the dark & wet conditions leading to a lack of good shots during the canyoning descent parts of todays sessions in Church Beck, but the wetness was all part of the fun for the group who, of course, got absolutely soaked and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. The rest of the photos from their session can be viewed here.

We were only one of a number of local adventure pursuits company that Michelle contacted with her enquiry and we got the business - thank you Michelle, not only for that, but also for being a great group to work with and we hope to see you all again. To book your ghyll scrambling or canyoning session with Kendal Mountaineering services contact us here. We enjoy providing your sessions and skills training courses as much as we hope you enjoy yourselves doing them and we never disappoint.

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