Saturday 20 August 2016

Half Day Ghyll Scrambling Sessions in The Lake District. Thursday 11th August, 2016.

A week has passed already since we last posted about our work in the Lake District where we have been continuing to provide groups and families with some fantastic adventures. As the weather has been warm, most of our recent work has seen us getting wet providing one Ghyll Scrambling Session after another - but we don't mind cos Ghyll Scrambling is great fun!

Photo one from this post about one of our Ghyll Scrambling Sessions in The Lake District sees (left to right) Ambu, Akhil, Ragi & Hari who were on a visit to The Lake District and wanted to try out this fantastic sport!

The family didn't have transport whilst staying in the area, but we helped them out by picking them up from Brockhole and then dropping them back to Ambleside YHA at the end of their session.

Once at the National Trust car park at Langdale, Iain kitted everyone out in wetsuits, walking boots, cagoules, helmets & harnesses to keep them warm and comfortable for the fun that was going to be had. After all, they would all be soaking wet for the most part of it!

Photo two sees Ambu as Iain ropes him up the first waterfall in Stickle Ghyll. The whole family came this way and really enjoyed it!

Photo three sees Ambu at the top of the jump into the plunge pool in the lower section of Stickle Ghyll some time later.

All of the rest of the family had already done the jump - only a matter of six feet or so into the pool but that's quite a big jump for a nine year old lad who wasn't quite five feet tall.

It took Ambu a few moments to "go for it" despite a great deal of encouragement from his family and mother who is waiting with outstretched arms below, but in the end the little fella plucked up the courage and absolutely loved it!

We often find on our Outdoor Activity Sessions in The Lake District that people can turn up feeling anxious & unsure about whether or not they will be capable of doing the activity they have booked on to. Our role is to look after you, keep you safe and comfortable and to encourage you to try something challenging wherever possible. Without realising it at the time, many of our clients grow in confidence with our support during our sessions; and this all adds to the value that we try to provide to you!

And the confidence of Ambu, Akhil and Hari had certainly grown during their Ghyll Scrambling Session in The Lake District with Iain. We reached a point where Ragi decided she had done enough and wanted to wait out whilst the three lads were really keen to explore the upper part of Stickle Ghyll which has some of the most challenging climbs and waterfalls that the venue has to offer.

Even little Ambu (whom Iain was concerned about getting cold) only wanted to forge on upstream climbing up waterfalls and wading swimming through pools - obviously all of that equipment we provide you with as part of your fee per person works well at insulating bodies!

Photo four sees Akhil approaching Ian at the top of the final big waterfall in Stickle Ghyll. Ambu was already up and Hari soon followed. At that point, we decided to call it a day as there was quite a bit of water in the ghyll and everyone was well and truly satisfied with what they had achieved on their Ghyll Scrambling Session in The Lake District.

The family paid just £45 each; and £30 for Ambu as we provide additional discounts for families with children.

Ghyll Scrambling in one of the must fun & exhilarating things you can do in the area in hot sunny Summer weather; or even on a wet day! Contact us here to book your Ghyll Scrambling Session, we look forward to working with you!

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