Tuesday 11 April 2017

Corporate Ghyll Scrambling Sessions in The Lake District. Hause Gill, Borrowdale, April 6th, 2017.

Last Thursday, Iain was in Borrowdale to run the first of our annual Ghyll Scrambling Sessions in The Lake District for Energus/Nucleargraduates - a company based in West Cumbria.

The company may be based in West Cumbria, but the group of young people we were working with today are all undergraduates from around the country. All are almost at the end of their university education and most will be attaining degrees in Engineering of one form or another.
Nucleargraduates recruit for the nuclear industry - hence the name. All of these young people have been successful in applying for apprenticeships with Nucleargraduates and in the Autumn, will be be starting their 2 year apprenticeships with Nucleargraduates within the organisation's sponsors which include Sellafield Ltd, Rolls Royce, The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Magnox - just to name a few.

All of the young people in today's group will be working with each other during their two year apprenticeships and Nucleargraduates use our services to provide Ghyll Scrambling as an "icebreaker" in order that these young people can get to know each other better - right at the start of their careers.

So how do we go about making this happen? Well, by impelling the group into an experience where they will have to work together in an unknown and potentially challenging environment; and many of these young people will never have been Ghyll Scrambling before!

We get everyone kitted out in wet-suits, walking boots, a long sleeved fleece top each and a cagoule and also helmets & harnesses; and then we do a journey up a mountain stream ( a Ghyll) bed which can be perceived as a pretty arduous environment.

By working together and looking after each other however, it is possible for the group to overcome all obstacles presented to them and the idea is to "rise to the challenge" positively in order to achieve success. Through this process, the group members form bonds with one another; and this is how an icebreaker works!

As well as giving the group the opportunity to work together and support and encourage each other, we do like to throw in the odd challenge to help people to realise that with a bit of positive mental attitude and encouragement - almost anything is possible.

On today's Ghyll Scrambling Session in The Lake District, Iain made a point of adding one challenge after another and climbing this waterfall in photo four was one such challenge. All but one of the group attempted it; and successfully got to the top. Thanks to the person who didn't climb the waterfall for taking this great photograph - so they still contributed; and that's all that matters!

Our final photo from today's post about Ghyll Scrambling in The Lake District sees the group at the end of their session with us - pretty chilly after several soakings, but very satisfied with what they had achieved together as a team.

And as we've already said - hopefully this will knit them much tighter as a group and help them achieve success as they work together over the next two years - well done!

Nucleargraduates paid just £40 per person for this half day (4 hour) Ghyll Scrambling Session in The Lake District with us. All of the equipment you see the group wearing was provided as part of their fee per person. Ghyll Scrambling is a great fun activity and one of our most popular activities over the Summer months. It is also ideal for bringing any team closer together and is ideal for team-building and corporate events.

Contact us here to book your Ghyll Scrambling Session in The Lake District. We look forward to working with you!

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