Multi-activity day: Abseiling & gorge scrambling in Coniston

 

On Sunday we met up with 11 friends from London who were holidaying in the Lakes and booked on a multi-activity day with us. The day started in the rain over at Hodge Close quarry – a great spot to test your nerve by abseiling down a 20 meter vertical wall of slate. After a few false starts, everyone managed to overcome their nerves and trust the ropes as they leant back over the edge, high above the quarry floor and the blue waters of the pool at the bottom.

Fortunately the rain didn’t hang around for long and the slate dried quickly for the group’s second and third goes, with everybody looking pretty professional by the end.

After a spot of lunch in Coniston, we kitted everybody out with wetsuits and headed to our gorge scrambling favourite, Church Beck, for some waterfall climbing, crazy games, jumping in plunge pools and generally having lots of fun! The water levels were a tad higher than usual, but this just made things more fun… the pics say it all, but it’s fair to say that a great day was had by all!

Thanks guys – great to meet you all and we hope to see you again in the future. Thanks also to Will for helping out as a second instructor for the day.

Si

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The group in Church Beck

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Spicy water levels, but loads of fun!

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Lining up for the jump from the chockstone cave

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The hand traverse

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Wrestling in Church Beck

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Will running an abseil at Hodge

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Abseiling at Hodge Close

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Abseiling at Hodge Close

 

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