Wednesday 22 May 2013

Lake District Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning sessions. May 16th 2013.

Corporate Team Building Events in The Lake District with Kendal Mountaineering Services.
Last Thursday, Kendal Mountaineering Services ran another ghyll scrambling & canyoning session in The Lake District for returning clients Nucleargraduates who were running yet another welcome workshop in the area for new graduate recruits joining the Nucleargraduates Apprentice Scheme.

Photo one shows our team in Church Beck at Coniston where we run most of our Lake District Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning sessions.

Outdoor Development Training Courses in The Lake District with Kendal Mountaineering Services.
All of those attending the Nucleargraduates welcome workshops are meeting for the first time and will be spending the next two years working for the various partner organisations within the Nucleargraduates Scheme.

We were first approached two years ago to see if our Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning sessions in The Lake District could be used to enhance the welcome workshops by adding an element which would promote teamwork, trust, support, communication within the new recruits - which of course it can & does. In photo two - an example of teamwork can be seen here as the rest of the team  helps someone to climb a waterfall of which there are many in Church Beck.

Canyoning Sessions in The Lake District with Kendal Mountaineering Services.

All of our Church Beck Ghyll sessions involve a  canyoning descent of part of the gorge which follows the ghyll scrambling (also known as gorge walking) ascent and this takes place in the upper part of the ghyll.

In photo three, one our team is lowered down the first waterfall on the canyoning descent. The distance is not far in to the pool below but for many the challenge of being lowered down a waterfall not really being sure what is below is quite something!

There were eight recruits and two staff today, so it took Iain a while to lower everyone down here.

Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning Sessions in North West England with Kendal Mountaineering Services.
Photo four shows the team at the foot of the final "chockstone pitch" where we took our team photo before leaving the gorge and finishing the session. After the previous photo, we had descended 300m of gorge, abseiled another two waterfalls and jumped into four deep pools. Everyone had  received a thorough soaking and felt thoroughly exhilarated after their Lake District Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning session.

The day had turned out to be better than forecast - less rain (well - none actually!) and warmer temperatures than forecast making this teambuilding session for the group a pleasant & exciting experience. No doubt they will be talking about it for some time to come!

To book your Lake District Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning session with us contact us here. Prices can be as little as £30 per person for a half day (four hour) session and we can provide these sessions for a minimum of two persons.

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