Monday 22 April 2013

Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning courses in The Lake District. 21st April 2013.

After working with Andrew Rotherys Stag Party on Saturday afternoon, Iain from Kendal Mountaineering Services was straight back in Church Beck on Sunday Morning with Jill  Weirich and her niece Lauren.

The pair are from the USA. Lauren is currently working in the UK and Jill was visiting for what had been a very active holiday so far with Lauren.

As part of that holiday, the pair had decided to book a Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning Session with us - appreciating the fact that we will work with a minimum of two persons. Obviously the pair made a number of enquiries, but it seemed that other providers were apparently not interested in working with a group size of less than six persons!

Whilst such a session will cost you £45 per person for a half day it is superb value! You get your own experienced instructor and all of the equipment you can see Jill & Lauren wearing is provided as part of the session. The good thing about a small party size on any wet session is that there is less waiting around to be done at the waterfalls or abseils and if it is wet & cold - you need to keep moving!

Wet & cold is exactly what  yesterday was in contrast to Saturday, but the pair found the scenery in the ghyll truly breathtaking - having nothing like this in their native Florida.

We made our way up the ghyll trying not to get too wet and made the decision to avoid the top jumps today. Lauren can be seen in photo two trying the Miners Bridge Fall Abseil and with that, the pair were happy to call it a day.

Both Jill & Lauren enjoyed their Ghyll Scrambling Session in The Lake District with Iain and Lauren hopes to return in the Summer with friends & work colleagues to give the full Church Beck Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning experience a go. We look forward to working with her again.

In the meantime, if you would like to book your Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning Session in The Lake District then contact us here. We look forward to working with you.

1 comment:

jillyofjax said...


It was such an AMAZING experience we had with you on Sunday. Lauren & I were truly delighted with our choice of tours. You and your concern for our safety and fun made it simply wonderful.

I certainly appreciated the fact that you noticed how tired I was becoming and allowed me to slow up and make the "safe" choices without making me feel like a complete chicken!! LOL...You are certain to see Lauren back there this summer as she has been talking about it ever since!

If you are considering learning to Ghyll Scramble/Canyoning...I truly & sincerely recommend Kendal Mountaineering to everyone! And don't worry...Iain will be sure you have a wonderful time while also ensuring your total safety!!!

I am 45 and not in that great of shape but Iain made me feel comfortable and confident in my abilities. I did things I never thought I could do and felt like a true champion thanks to his skillful leadership! Take a tip from me....this is an adventure of a lifetime and Iain is the ONLY one you should consider!

Thanks again for everything. You certainly made my final day in the UK one I will NEVER forget!


Jill L. Weirich
Fleming Island, Florida, USA

P.S. I'll email you some of the video & photos we took as well. You are more than welcome to use any of them for your advertising and/or blog. I want to do everything I can to help you to get all the business you deserve!!!