Sunday 30 June 2013

Lake District based Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning Sessions. June 23rd 2013.

On the morning that Iain was due to be running Clare McGenity's Lake District based Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning session he also received a phonecall from Pete Burbidge.

Petes opening line was "Remember me? You offered me a half price Ghyll Scrambling Session if I got in touch again!" obviously, Iain had to think about this for a moment but then Pete refreshed his memory.

Unfortunately, when heading to Coniston to join  Iain for a prebooked Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning Session last September, Pete & his daughter Kiera (photo one) had suffered an irreparable puncture and were recovered to Kendal from Kirkstone Pass by the AA. Whilst Iain waited  around it was getting pretty late by the time the car had been fixed and, as it was not their fault, Iain had indeed agreed to offer them a half price session should they return to the area again.

Return they had and this time they were staying at Kirkby Lonsdale. So, for a mere £45 (plus a little for diesel) Iain gave the two a lift from Kendal & back and provided them with a half day ghyll scrambling & canyoning session which they thoroughly enjoyed.

Last weekend was somewhat chilly & a bit damp - not that the damp matters but the cold can make all the difference between a fun Lake District Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning Session and one where you just want to get it over with as soon as you can - we try to avoid those however by making sure all of our clients are kitted out in wetsuits, walking boots, a cagoule and bouyancy aid - just as Kiera is in photo two!

Different people like a different level of challenge and in this particular Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning Session it was decided that as well as doing the ghyll scrambling ascent, we might just also do the Top Jumps too. However, Kiera was not too sure about this.

Before attempting the top jumps, Iain decided that the pair should try the Miners Bridge Waterfall Abseil and if they were happy with that, then we would attempt the Top Jumps as well.

In photo three, Pete approaches the top of the Miners Bridge Waterfall.

Having managed this successfully, Kiera, encouraged by both her Dad and Iain successfully managed to complete the challenging Top Jumps section of Church Beck and photo four shows the pair at the foot of the bottom Chockstone Pitch and very happy with what they had achieved.

Despite previous disappointment, Iain had still made sure that the pair still got their session, received good customer service and value for money; and this is what we pride ourselves on giving all of our customers.

Pete & Kiera had a great time on their Lake District based Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning Session and you can too by contacting us here to book yours. Other photos taken during Pete & Kieras session with us can be viewed here.

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