Wednesday 3 September 2014

Half Day Ghyll Scrambling Sessions in The Lake District National Park. August 28th 2014.

Today was the final instalment of Nick & Freya's three days of adventures in The Lake District with Iain & Kendal Mountaineering Services.

It is great to be so well qualified that we can offer many different activities to suit everyone's tastes and we one of the few Lake District businesses to be able to offer such variety. Unfortuately though, we don't offer Sailing, Windsurfing or Mountain Biking Courses. Iain believes that a good instructor should be passionate about the sports they instruct in and in his case that doesn't apply to the three outlined above!

So, today saw Iain, Nick & Freya in Stickle Ghyll in Langdale enjoying a Ghyll Scrambling Session in The Lake District.

What is Ghyll Scrambling? Well, quite frankly - one of the most popular activities we offer! The word "Ghyll" is a northern phrase meaning a mountain stream or ravine. Gorge Walking is another term for the same activity and it generally means - getting into a stream, walking upstream, wading & swiming through pools such as here in photo two; and climbing up waterfalls - roped up where necessary.

Above all, Ghyll Scrambling/Gorge Walking is meant to be FUN! Undoubtedly, it is best done on a warm day but we will do our utmost to ensure your comfort & protection by equipping you with wetsuits, walking boots, cagoules, buoyancy aids (where necessary) and helmets & harnesses. All of this equipment costs around £270 per person to provide and you should make sure you get all of it when booking a Ghyll Scrambling Session with any provider. We charge £45 per person for a half day(4 hour) session and there is no doubt that you'll find other providers in the area offering you the same session for less - allegedly! - but they will be cutting corners somewhere; and most likely with the provison of your safety equipment. It's worth bearing in mind!

The final photo from this post sees Nick & Freya at the foot of the biggest waterfall climb in Stickle Ghyll.

To get to this point, we had already covered approximately 1500 metres of gorge, swimming, climbing & scrambling; and once again, the weather had been kind to us.

We climbed this waterfall with Iain's GoPro Camera taking some fine videos of the pair climbing it, before continuing a little further upstream than the other group on the right in order to climb one last waterfall.

We think that Nick & Freya enjoyed their three days of adventures in The Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales with us but you'll have to wait to see what they said about it. Amongst other things, they have been provided with a collection of photographs and GoPro Videos taken by Iain throughout the 3 days which, along with all of the equipment provided during their sessions; were included in the price. We do wonder how many of our competitors offer you so much for your money??

If you would like to arrange your own bespoke Outdoor Activity Package Holiday in The Lake District then contact us. In all of our sessions -We specialise in giving you what you want!

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