Saturday 25 May 2013

Lake District Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning Sessions. Church Beck, Coniston. May 23rd 2013.

Corporate Training Events in The Lake District.
One week after their last Lake District Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning Session, Nucleargraduates returned yet again for another wet teambuilding session with us in Church Beck at Coniston.

This time we had a group of eight graduate apprentices who were attending this session as part of their welcome workshop - having successfully applied to become part of the Nucleargraduates two year apprentice scheme.
Corporate Training Events in North West England.
All of these people have either completed or are in the process of completing a masters degree in subjects such as chemical engineering or engineering and will be undertaking their apprentice-ships at Nucleargraduates various partner organisations. These include Magnox, The Nuclear Decomissioning Authority, Sellafield Ltd and Rolls Royce to name a few.

Kendal Mountaineering Services are now in their third year of providing Lake District Based Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning Sessions to Nucleargraduates as an integral part of their welcome workshops.

Lake District Ghyll Scrambing Sessions with Kendal Mountaineering Services.
Our role in these events is to provide a challenging environment where these people are put together in a situation which is physically demanding and challenging and where teamwork on the part of the group is essential if everyone is to successfully complete the session.

The purpose is to provide an environment where participants have to work together giving and receiving support from each other, learning to trust and encourage one another and developing rapport along the way.

Not only is our role in these sessions to facilitate teamwork and personal development but also ensure participants safety and comfort. With these two important considerations in place then participants can start to focus on the task in question and also, importantly, have fun! This is important for any learning to take place.
Canyoning Sessions in North West England.
The Lake District Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning Session we ran on this occasion for Nucleargraduates was indeed challenging - being slightly chillier than the previous session due to the fickle May weather. Indeed, prior to starting, we could see fresh snow falling on the summit of the nearby Old Man of Coniston.

Immersing ones-self in a mountain stream when snow is falling on nearby summits would probably seem mad to most people but when the weather is hot & sunny it can be a most invigorating & exciting experience.

The graduate apprentices on this occasion had to work hard to look after & encourage each other and the thought of doing the "top jumps" (behind the group in photo four) was undoubtedly a real personal challenge for all members of this group who had already undergone several hours of challenging wetness.

Anyway, they all did it and afterwards Iain distributed handwarmers which many of the group can be seen holding here. Good effort guys! The group went on to celebrate their achievements by having a night out in nearby Kendal which included dining at the popular Deja Vu Restaurant, live music at Bootleggers bar and a finale in a nightclub before finishing the welcome workshop the following day.

Other photos taken during this Lake District Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning session can be viewed here and if you would like to book a session for your Corporate Event, Stag or Hen Event or family day out in The Lake District then contact us here.

We look forward to working with you.

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