Saturday 27 May 2017

Corporate Ghyll Scrambling Sessions in The Lake District. Hause Gill with Nucleargraduates. May 11th 2017

Its a few weeks ago now, but Iain was back out with our corporate client Nucleargraduates Ghyll Scrambling in Borrowdale as part of a team building session for the next intake of successful graduate apprentices.

We've been working with Nucleargraduates since 2011 providing this activity for them. The fact that we consistently get good feedback from the organisation saying that "people haven't stopped talking about it since!" is a fairly good indication that its use for this purpose works!

So what is Ghyll Scrambling? Well, it is also known as Gorge Walking and it's really great fun - particularly in the sort of weather we are experiencing at the moment - temperatures in the mid 20's are enough to make most people sweat very easily and whilst it might be nice when it is hot and sunny - is it nice to feel hot, sweaty and sticky? We think you'd probably agree not!

So a good way to get out and cool down in The Lake District is to book on one of our Ghyll Scrambling/Gorge Walking Sessions - there are a whole range of places to go Ghyll Scrambling or Gorge Walking in The Lake District - Stickle Ghyll in Langdale, Wren Gill in Longsleddale, Glenridding Beck in the Ullswater Valley and Hause Gill, Stoneycroft Gill and Lodore Beck in the Keswick/Borrowdale area.
Let's explain about Ghyll Scrambling/Gorge Walking a little bit more. We've mentioned why it's a good idea in this weather and where you can do it - but what exactly is it?

All of our photos paint a pretty good picture of the activity. You can see people sat in a pool in photo one getting soaked and people in photo two helping others to get across a deep pool where swimming might be necessary; and in photo three people are climbing up a waterfall. Ghyll scrambling/Gorge walking in The Lake District encompasses all of those things - walking up a mountain stream, climbing up waterfalls, swimming through pools, having loads of fun whilst feeling refreshed and exhilarated. This is a pretty cool thing to try out!

In the case of Nucleargraduates, all of the young people experience all of that outlined - but whilst working together, looking after each other and helping each's a really good way to get to know people in your group!

And now the final bits - how long can a ghyll Scrambling/Gorge Walking Session be? Typically, we offer four hour sessions starting at 09:00 or 13:00 on the day you book; or you can make a full day be doing two Ghyll Scrambling Sessions "back to back! If you have balls of steel and really want to go for it - then you should consider attending one of our all day Esk Gorge Ghyll Scrambling trips!

How much do these Ghyll Scrambling/Gorge Walking Sessions in The Lake District cost? Prices start at just £45 per person for a minimum of two persons and you'll pay less if your group size is bigger! The Esk Gorge Trip starts at just £80 per person for a minimum of two persons.

What equipment is provided? Everything you see the people wearing in photo four! Cagoules, wetsuits, walking boots, helmets & harnesses. You need to bring your own swimwear & towels and a long sleeved fleece type top each to wear under the cagoules. You'll also need either two pairs of normal (not ankle) shoe socks to wear in the walking boots provided - so not a lot really, all the major stuff is provided as part of your fee along with an enthusiastic instructor who will keep you safe and make sure you have great fun!

It's the Ghyll Scrambling/Gorge Walking Season here in The Lake District - so contact us to book your session. It's great for families with kids who'll just love it; and under 16's get a discount anyway! We look forward to working with you.

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