Tuesday 9 April 2013

Stag & Hen Events in The Lake District. Saturday April 6th 2013.

Lake District Ghyll Scrambling Sessions with Kendal Mountaineering Services.
Kendal Mountaineering Services ran their first Stag Event of the year last Saturday. Phil Brooker had booked this session as part of a stag weekend for his brother Chris who gets married in a months time.

A whole bunch of mates had got together for this weekend event based in Kendal with participants coming from as far away as Dresden in Germany!

Initially, phil's enquiry centred around booking one of our popular Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning Sessions in The Lake District but he also asked if it would be possible to have a later start - and could we tack another activity on to a longish half day? Iain suggested abseiling - another activity popular with Stag & Hen Events. Phil liked the sound of this for an additional £15 per person and so this was added to the itinerary. The abseiling session was run at Hodge Close near Tilberthwaite (photo One).

Stag Events North West England with Kendal Mountaineering Services.
After abseiling, we relocated to Coniston so that the lads could get lunch whilst we organised the equipment for the  Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning session in Church Beck.

As can be seen in photo two, the weather was good (cold, but warm in the abundant sunshine) and Church Beck was low. Our biggest concern was the temperature as the UK has been subject to a long cold spell and the water was clearly going to be chilly.

Our clients comfort & enjoyment are our top priority at all times and to make sure you enjoy your session we provide a high standard of equipment provision as part of your fee per person.

Gorge Walking Sessions in The Lake District with Kendal Mountaineering Services.

For our Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning sessions this includes a full body wetsuit, a cagoule (the red jacket worn by the chap in photo three) a bouyancy aid, a helmet & walking boots for your feet and on this occasion we even provided neoprene wetsocks in the walking boots.

All of this equipment is intended to keep you warm whilst wet and during this session we managed to achieve that aim despite the water being pretty chilly.

All we ask you to bring for our Ghyll Scrambling & canyoning Sessions are swimwear, towels, a long sleeved fleece type top, some thick socks - and plenty of enthusiasm!
Canyoning Sessions in The Lake District with Kendal Mountaineering Services.
Photo four sees the Stag - Chris, having just been sent down the Chockstone slide first by his mates.

Enthusiasm was certainly needed today in the ghyll and we had a shorter than ususal session here not only because we were late starting in the ghyll but because of the temperature.

After a ghyll scrambling ascent of Church Beck, we climbed the left hand side of the Chockstone and did this followed by a jump into the next pool downstream getting the lads thoroughly soaked in the process before getting out to go and get dry.

Back at the vehicles we provided a choice of tea, coffee & hot chocolate to warm everyone up before they departed for their second night out in town.

Everyone appeared to have enjoyed their Stag Activity Session in The Lake District and we hope they enjoyed the rest of their weekend stay in the area. When booking your Stag or Hen Event in The Lake District with us - feel free to ask our advice about accommodation and eating out in the area as being the Lake Districts leading Outdoor Activity Specialists - we also know where to stay and where to eat. Phils party had stayed at an out of town Travelodge but there is a Premier Inn right in town which might have been more central location for their evening plans.

Stag & Hen Events are one of the most popular things we organise with a number booked to take place in the months ahead. When organising your big day out you can choose from the selection of activities offered on our website and lunch can be provided from £6 per person. Contact us and we will be happy to discuss the options available to make your Stag or Hen Event an exciting & memorable day out.

Other photos from Chris Brookers Stag Event can be viewed here.

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