Thursday 20 November 2014

Outdoor Activity Gift Vouchers. Ideal for Christmas presents, Birthday Gifts or any special occasion!

Christmas is only five weeks away! Still unsure of what to buy that loved one, special friend or family member? Do they enjoy the great outdoors? Have they expressed interest in learning an outdoor sport such as Rock Climbing, Canoeing, kayaking or Map Reading? Would they like to try out an activity such as Ghyll Scrambling or Canyoing or abseiling? If so - then we have the answer for a Christmas Gift with a difference that they will love!

Our Gift Certificates are ideal for that special Christmas Present. They can be used in full or part payment towards any of the activity sessions or Skills Training Courses that we provide. Buying your Christmas Gift Certificate is very simple. First - browse our selection of courses on our website homepage under Courses & Tuition, Upcoming Courses or Upcoming Skye Cuillin Ridge Trips. Secondly, visit our prices page and finally contact us to buy your gift certificate.

You have two choices as to how you can receive your Gift Certificate. We will either email the certificate to you for you to print and present at no extra cost; or, for only an extra £1.50, we will print your Gift Certificate to high quality paper and post to you - it's that simple!

So get online and browse our courses. We have a whole range of activities and courses to delight the Outdoor Enthusiast, Adventurer and Adrenalin Junkie and they will just love one of our Gift Certificates. Order yours today!

Navigation Skills Training Courses in The Lake District. November 2014.

October and November have been quiet times for us here at Kendal Mountaineering Services. True - the weather hasn't been great, wet cold and grey overcast days aren't the most inspiring conditions for encouraging people into getting out but if you are looking to have an adventure then caving is ideal and water levels are also good for canoeing or kayaking.

We have also had some good weather days too! There is nothing like some sunshine & blue sky to lift your spirits and the Lake District Fells can be very beautiful in their Autumn colours. Fell Walking is a great pastime on days like these and if your map reading & Navigation Skills are not what they might be then you can always enrole on one of our Lake District Based Map Reading & Navigation Skills Training Courses.

Our most recent bit of work has been with Pam Hallesy who booked a 1 day Navigation Skills Training Course (photo one). Pam lives in the south east but regularly visits the area as she loves fell walking in The Lake District. Pam found our 1 day bespoke Navigation Skills Training Course very rewarding and plans to return for a second day in the New Year.

Photo two sees Belinda, Becky & Al who attended one of our weekend Navigation Skills Training Courses in September. These courses are run over two days and provided we get four people booking, the courses will run at the bargain price of only £80 per person. Dates are now up for our 2015 Navigation Skills Training Weekends and bookings are coming in. Three places are already taken on our April course so, with only one more person required for it to definitely take place it's worth thinking about joining!
As well as running Navigation Skills Training Weekends on set dates, we will also run you your very own bespoke Navigation Skills Training course in The Lake District at any time you choose. Our prices start at £160 per day for one to four persons with discounts being applied if you are a family and want to bring your children along.

This was the case in photo three with the Kendall Family who came along with their three sons looking for a one day map reading course. With a discount for the lads the day cost the equivalent of only £44 each and as well as learning new skills with which to venture into the hills - they also had a great deal of fun!

Photo four was taken during the April Navigation Skills weekend this year which was fully subscribed and run in good weather. We spent day one learning most of the skills required to map read & navigate successfully in an area not to far from the meeting point at Staveley. Day two was spent on the hills in the distance - part of the Kentmere Horseshoe learning more skills and putting into practice those learn the previous day.

Our Lake District based Map Reading & Navigation Skills Training Courses are a very rewarding way to learn the skills you'll need to venture into the UK's mountains with confidence and very good value. These courses are also ideal for aspiring Mountain Walking Leaders wishing to brush up on their navigation skills prior to an assessment or re-assessment. The weekend courses at only £80 per person make an ideal present so if you are wondering what to buy a family member of friend this Christmas then buy them a  space on one of our courses and present it to them as one of our Gift Vouchers. Contact us here to book your Navigation Skills Training course  in The Lake District for 2015 and get ready to venture into the hills.