Mountain Journeys

Gorge Scrambling Borrowdale – and beyond…early season fun


Enjoying some white water in Hause Ghyll, Gorge Scrambling Borrowdale

Gorge Scrambling Borrowdale

As well as days spent on the crags and in the fells, we've been lucky enough to spend time in the gorges too. Over the last week we've been in Stickle Ghyll, Church Beck, and Hause Ghyll.

A little apprehensive about a dip in Church Beck due to the chilly days of late, but all was well once in there. Take time to get wet rather than jump straight in and the body acclimatises and the cool waters feel refreshing. We scrambling, bouldered, climbed, jumped, and slide our way through the many challenges in this fantastic gorge.

There's also been two visits to Hause Ghyll in the Borrowdale valley. Not a regular venue for us, but certainly a venue we'll add to our list of Borrowdale activity locations. A perfect gorge for families with kids to entertain.
Our first visit was to get reacquainted with it and we had the experience and knowledge of Iain of Lakes Outdoor Experience, another local and highly experienced instructor, to help show me and Hayley all the fun challenges and all the things to watch out for. This was a fun couple of hours and very worthwhile, professional development is so important and we value it highly.

And today it was back in Hause Ghyll, this time working for Iain, with a group of graduate trainees on a team-building session. With us facilitating the group were able to safely help each other and work through the various challenges together, hopefully strengthening their relationships and building new friendships amongst the group. It was a cold day, with snow on the mountains, and this was an additional challenge as we all needed to look out for each other to keep a check on body temperatures.

Great times, here's looking forward to many more weeks like this.

Thanks to Sarah, Iain, Hayley, and all of todays team.

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Church Beck, Coniston


About to go for a swim - Gorge Scrambling Borrowdale



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