Thursday, 19 September 2013

Stag Events in The Lake District. September 7th 2013.

After Iain's morning session in Stickle Ghyll with Eva Browns Hen Party, there was time for a quick bite of lunch and then a short drive to change venues to Church Beck, Coniston and meet Chris Webb and Gav Cowan's Stag Party who were waiting there to try out one of our popular Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning Sessions in The Lake District.

Photo one shows the team - actually at the end of the session - all smiles and having throughly enjoyed the session provided by Iain despite the weather!
This afternoons group were a bunch of big strong lads, so Iain's initial concerns about water levels being up in Church Beck weren't going to be a problem (the water level wasn't up much anyway!). They were all keen and enthusiastic despite the continuing wet & cold weather as we set off up into the gorge on the Ghyll Scrambling ascent.

In photo two, Chris - the Stag Event organiser is enjoying one of the gorges many little challenges. This one involves going under a tree trunk in the bed of the gorge and coming out through a waterfall on the other side. Of course, seconds before this shot was taken, there was a lot more water going over Chris's head - thanks to his mates! Stag Events are often places where you really do find out just who your mates are - or not as the case may be!
Photo three is taken in the upper gorge of Church Beck where the lads were lined up to commence the Canyoning Descent.

This starts with a lower down the top waterfall. It is essential to do this by lowering people wearing climbing harnesses using a rope. Clients get connected to the rope and then leave the pool in the photo on their hands & knees moving backwards to get down the wet & slippery slab to the top of the waterfall before being lowered in a controlled fashion by Iain into the pool below.
Following this, we continue by making a short jump into another deep pool  (as seen in the 4th photo from this session). The Canyoning Descent of Church Beck continues after another 150m with yet another lower down a bigger waterfall (we call this the Miners Bridge Fall) and then after another 75m we are on to the roped traverse & lower/jump past the next fall. This leaves a climb down the second but last fall and then the final slide down the Chockstone Pitch fall to where our Canyoning Sessions end.

Today was a busy day for Iain who was wet from 09:30 until 17:00. During the day, he had provided a Hen party with  great morning Ghyll Scrambling Session in The Lake District followed by another fab Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning Session in a different Lake District venue in the afternoon.

Everyone had enjoyed themselves despite the weather and for Iain, the day was a good job well done.

Our Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning Sessions are popular with Stag & Hen Events, Corporate Clients and families & friends alike. Everyone should try it at least once! To book your session - contact us here. We look forward to working with you.

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