Abseiling & gorge scrambling: Renewal then Phillippa, Ella and Eddy

 

Another busy day for us over at Lakeland Ascents. This morning we met up with 10 clients from the charity Renewal for a ‘corporate’ abseiling session. The rain was persistent as fellow instructor Frances and I set up the ropes for our clients, but we were pleased to find it easing off by the time they arrived at Hodge Close.

After a few initial nerves everyone managed to overcome their fears and step back over the edge of this 30 meter abseil down into the old state quarry. Well done folks and thanks to Frances for helping to run the session.

After a couple of goes we left the abseiling and took our clients for an explore of the quarry floor, walking down through the lush woodland that has developed in the second of Hodge’s quarries to access the old caverns and arches left from the quarry’s working days. This is a great spot to not only marvel at the amazing rock architecture of Hodge, but also to look back at the abseil wall you’ve just conquered! Well done everyone.

The afternoon saw us over in Church Beck for a session of gorge scrambling with Phillippa and her two children, Eddy and Ella. After kitting them out with wetsuits and buoyancy aids we spent a fun couple of hours in the gorge jumping off rocks into plunge pools, climbing waterfalls and getting really wet. The gorge was great fun as always and today was strangely quiet and we had all the jumps and challenges all to ourselves – perfect.

Nice to meet you all – we hope to see you again in the future.

Si

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Exploring the caverns at Hodge Close

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Abseiling at Hodge Close

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Enjoying the hand traverse in Church Beck

 

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