Wednesday 5 September 2012

Half day Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning sessions in The Lake District. 5th September 2012.

After a few days off, Iain from Kendal Mountaineering services was back in action today at Church Beck running a Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning Session for Sarah Flint & Will Uttley.

The couple are staying in South Lakes on a break from Southport for the week and the weather couldn't be better for them.

Sarah browsed the internet looking for Lake district based providers of Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning Sessions and contacted a few providers as well as us. Sarah chose Kendal Mountaineering services because we were prompt & helpful with our reply and also due to the fact that we were willing to work with just two people whereas other providers were unwilling to commit to running a Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning Session for the pair - unless they were part of a much larger group - most odd!

The way we look sat it - something is better than nothing - so whilst we won't provide any session for less than the two person rate ( yes we will work with one person but at the two person rate!) if we are doing nothing - then we are be happy to assist - the Lake District is a beautiful place and we want you to enjoy your stay here!

So, on that note Sarah booked her Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning Session with us for herself and husband Will. Iain met the couple in Coniston and we went to our favourite venue - Church Beck.

Photo one shows Will & Sarah shortly after setting off up the ghyll at the first waterfall, photo two shows Sarah being lowered down the first waterfall on the canyoning descent part of the Church Beck trip.

Any session undertaken with Kendal Mountaineering Services is founded on the following principles. First it has to be safe, secondly, it has to be comfortable and only when these two criteria have been met do people start to enjoy themselves.

A session for two starting at £45 per person for a half day or £70 for a full (8 hour) day of activities really is tremendous value when you consider that you you will be under the care & guidance of experienced & qualified instructional staff and provided with everything to make your session safe & comfortable.

Photo three shows the pair at the foot of Miners Bridge Fall in Church Beck. As part of our canyoning descent we always include the top part of the gorge -starting right at the Hydro Electric Scheme dam and doing one lower down a waterfall and one jump before arriving here.

Many other session providers miss out the upper section and start the canyoning descent at Miners Bridge Fall before heading down to the "Top Jumps".

Kendal Mountaineering services are not the cheapest provider of Outdoor Activity sessions in The Lake District but we like to give you a good session for your money and we think it important to provide exactly what you will need for each session to keep you safe & comfortable - as part of your fee and there are no hidden extras or additional charges.

Our final photo from this session sees Sarah & Will at the end of the canyoning descent of Church Beck with the "Top Jumps" behind them.

Will made some comment about saving the best til last. Well, no doubt the Top Jumps are the highlight of any Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning Session in Church Beck and we do believe that this is the best Canyoning venue in The Lake District.

We can go one better though; and for anyone wanting more of the same there is our all day Esk Gorge Ghyll Scrambling trip in Eskdale - two kilometres in a fab gorge with 200metres of height gain making for some great waterfalls and massive, really deep pools to jump into. Whilst this is not a canyoning descent, it really is a great trip to do and our last visit to The Esk Gorge was Saturday September 1st - you can read about it here.

The next three days will see Iain & the Kendal Mountaineering services Team at Church Beck every day, Tomorrow, we have a group of 15 corporate clients followed by an endorsement session run by Iain for a new instructor to our staff team on Friday. Saturday will see this instructor plus one other join Iain to help facilitate a Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning Session for 19 lads on a stag event.

It really is all go for us at the moment but do contact us to book your session. We look forward to working with you.

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