Monday 19 August 2013

Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning Sessions in The Lake District, Saturday August 3rd 2013.

After Brian Young's Stag Event morning session in Church Beck Iain was straight back into another Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning session in the afternoon with Tony Forrester & his girlfriend Annie who were in the area on holiday and fancied trying an adrenalin filled activity.

Our Lake District Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning Sessions have to be one of the best ways of getting a buzz and their popularity seems to suggest this. Plus we are one of the few Lake District Outdoor Activity Companies that will work with only two persons.

Being part of a small group is good for you in so much as there is no hanging around standing still which is when you will get cold - despite wearing a wetsuit. When searching around to book your Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning session in The Lake District be wary of providers who ask you to join a bigger activity group for sessions like this - there is no good reason why you should other than to save money!

Ghyll Scrambling -also known as Gorge Walking describes
ascending a mountain stream climbing up waterfalls and swimming through pools. However, there are usually other things to be done in addition at most venues.

In Church Beck you have the option of a squeeze under a log climbing up through a small waterfall (photo three) and further on - try a climbing traverse around the back of a deep pool - the penalty for slipping off being a thorough soaking. You'll probably already be soaked by this point though!

For anyone wishing to indulge in a longer Gorge Walking Session in The Lake District then you should really consider one of our all day Esk Gorge adventures.

As per usual, we continued our Ghyll Scrambling ascent of Church Beck until we got to the Chockstone Pitch (photo three) before exiting the gorge and stopping at Miners Bridge to get harnesses on.

We then went to the very head of the gorge and commenced our Canyoning Descent with the pair  being lowered down three waterfalls and having done three jumps into pools before arriving back at the top of the Chockstone Pitch where we slid down into the deep pool below.

Photo four shows Tony & Annie, thoroughly soaked yet thoroughly exhilarated - having enjoyed their half day Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning Session with Iain from Kendal Mountaineering Services.

This half day (four hour) session didn't take four hours to complete, yet the pair got the opportunity to do everything there was to be done at the venue.

For £45 per person they received a great session and were guided by an experienced & qualified guide and you can be too!

To try out this fantastic sport give us a call and let us arrange this session for you. Ideal for families, Stag & Hen Parties and Corporate groups alike - Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning in The Lake District is definitely something you should try at least once in your life!

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