Saturday 12 September 2015

Ghyll Scrambling in The Lake District. Saturday 5th September 2015.

Whilst Iain spent last Saturday working with Peter Kane & his family, we had another group who had booked at short notice who were looking for a Ghyll Scrambling Session in The Lake District.

Fortunately, Iain was able to find a good quality associate instructor at short notice to service Kavita Mohan's request and photo one sees the group posing in the car Park next to the Sticklebarn Tavern in the Langdale Valley. The group were about to go into Stickle Ghyll - one of The Lake Districts most popular Ghyll Scrambling venues.
Photo two sees Kavita and another member of her group sometime later in one of the deeper pools in Stickle Ghyll.

So what is Ghyll Scrambling? - the same as Gorge Walking for one thing! Both terms apply to the act of getting into a mountain stream scrambling up the bed of the stream against the flow of water - climbing up waterfalls and swimming through pools with the support of qualified & experienced instructors to help you make the most of every opportunity to have fun whilst staying safe along the way. what is it like to do Ghyll Scrambling? It's FUN and people love it!

Photo three sees some of the group in one of the more "scrambly" sections of the ghyll where one climbs out of a quite deep pool and uses tree branches growing out of the bank as a "handrail" to make ones way up the stream bed - one of many challenges along the way in Stickle Ghyll.

For all of our Ghyll Scrambling or Gorge Walking Sessions in The Lake District, we provide a high standard of equipment - wetsuits and cagoules to protect and insulate you, buoyancy aids where necessary to keep you afloat, walking boots to give you the best possible grip and ankle support; and helmets to protect your head. You'll usually have a harness on as well as some section of most ghylls will require your being protected by a rope to prevent a slip or fall on some of the steeper sections. We are not the cheapest provider of Ghyll Scrambling or Gorge Walking in The Lake District with some of our competitors charging £35 or less per person - but you won't get all of this equipment provided by them; and often, the session will be significantly shorter!

Our prices for any half day activity session start at just £45 per person for a half day (four hour) session which is about the amount of time needed to get kitted up, enjoy a great and long enough session; and then de-kit at the end. Bring more people along and our prices decrease. For example Kavita and her group of ten paid just £40 each for all of this, she had to say about her session with us:- 

"Kendal Mountaineering Services organised a last minute Ghyll Scrambling trip for myself and friends with instructor Mark in the Langdale Valley this weekend. Our group of 10 thoroughly enjoyed the scrambling and would highly recommended for anyone - regardless of climbing ability! We look forward to our next adventure!"

So, contact us here to book your Ghyll Scrambling or Gorge Walking Session in The Lake District. You'll have a great time and we look forward to working with you"

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