Sunday 10 April 2016

Lake District Ghyll Scrambling Sessions. Borrowdale. 7th April 2016.

A couple of days after running a great Scrambling Skills Training Course for Owen Higgs, We have been out again, in a completely different location, doing something completely different with a group of nine young people.

Pictured in photo one, this group is the first intake of Nucleargraduates Cohort Ten. We have been fortunate to have remained associated to Nucleargraduates since they came to us in 2011 looking for a group activity that would help to bond people together.
Ghyll Scrambling is great fun for everyone not just apprentices such as these. You get equipped with a wet-suit to keep you warm as well as a cagoule to provide additional upper body insulation, walking boots to provide protection for your feet and good grip. A helmet for your head and a harness where it is likely you'll be roped up a waterfall. For ghylls with deep pools you'll also be provided with a buoyancy aid to keep you afloat.

With all of this equipment you'll be well prepared to enjoy the exhilarating experience that is ghyll scrambling in The Lake District.

So what is the sport of Ghyll Scrambling?  Well as you can see, you actually get into a mountain stream or Ghyll and walk up it - scrambling up small waterfalls and climbing up others whilst protected by one of our instructors. You'll also be wading or swimming through pools working upstream against the flow of the stream which can be quite strong, it is an exciting and challenging experience but great fun.

Ghyll Scrambling is ideal for everyone form children to adults and at only £45 per person for a four hour session (less the larger your group size) it is something that everyone should try at least once in their lives. Definitely add this activity to your bucket list and do it with us here in The Lake District!

Just look at the fun this group are having in photo three climbing up the side of this waterfall!
So why do Nucleargraduates use us to provide this activity for them. Well, here, Ghyll Scrambling is used in the context of "team building" or as an "ice breaker".

Why? These young  graduates, all with degrees in engineering or Nuclear Chemistry have been successful in gaining a two year  apprenticeship within the Nuclear Industry and will, at some point during those two years, be working alongside each other. They came together for the first time the previous day and this activity is designed to get them working together and building bonds and friendships that will last them through their apprenticeships within Nucleargraduates and beyond.

We have proven that used in this context - it works!

Whether or not  you are  a business, a family, a group of friends, or someone looking for a suitable activity as part of a Stag or Hen Event, you should try Ghyll Scrambling (also known as Gorge Walking) with us.

It's an experience you'll never forget, so contact us to book your session. We look forward to working with you!

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