Guiding: Three Peak Challenge with House of Bath

 

Over the weekend, 8 colleagues from House of Bath joined our guides to take on the infamous National Three Peak Challenge and to climb Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in one continuous 24 hour push.

We collected the team in Manchester on the Friday and drove them up to Fort William, where they stayed overnight in a comfortable hotel, preparing for their challenge which was to start the next morning.

The following morning, one of our local west Highland guides, Rich, met the team at 0500 in Glen Nevis to lead the group at sunrise up Britain’s highest mountain and back down again. A time of just 5 hours was recorded before the group jumped into the minibus and headed for the Lake District.

Lake District guide Si met the team in Wasdale Head for a 1730 start on Scafell Pike. The heavy rain of the day had fortunately passed and the team made the top (minus the views) and down in just over 4 hours. Another good time.

The team then headed over to Snowdonia for a 0330 start on Snowdon with our guide Neil. The weather was less forgiving on Snowdon but 7 out of 8 made the top, completing their challenge of climbing the highest peaks Scotland, England and Wales in one continuous push.

A great effort – well done to all involved.

Si

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Sunset over Wast Water on our descent from Scafell Pike

 

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The team silhouetted by the sunrise on Ben Nevis

 

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Poor views, but a happy team on the summit of Scafell Pike

 

 

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Multi-activity days: gorge & abseil

 

This week, we’ve had 6 enthusiastic family members join us for two ½ days of activities: an abseil at Hodge Close and a gorge scramble over at Stickle Ghyll, Langdale.

A great time was had by all… here are some pics of them enjoying these brilliant activities.

Si

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Skydiving in Stickle Ghyll

 

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Skydiving in Stickle Ghyll

 

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A hand traverse in Stickle Ghyll

 

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Skydiving in Stickle Ghyll

 

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A lovely day in Langdale

 

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Fun in Stickle Ghyll

 

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Abseiling at Hodge Close

 

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Abseiling at Hodge Close

 

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Abseiling at Hodge Close

 

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Abseiling at Hodge Close

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Guiding: Three Peak Challenge

 

Amazing weather and beautiful views today from Scafell Pike, guiding a group for Highpoint Mountain Guides on a Three Peak Challenge over 3 days.

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Great Gable looking amazing from the Scafell Pike ascent

 

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The team and Scafell Pike

 

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Great views from Scafell Pike

 

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Great views from Scafell Pike

 

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Great views from Scafell Pike

 

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Multi-activity days: abseiling, gorge scrambling & canyoning

 

This week Gareth, Claire and Jade joined us at Hodge Close for an abseil in the sunshine. We then ran across to Cathedral Quarry to deliver another abseiling session, this time for Del and family.

The next day, Gareth and Jade were back. This time for a gorge scrambling and canyoning session in Coniston. The pools were crystal clear and the jumps refreshing. Great fun. Check out just how clear the waters look by watching the videos here.

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Great views from Hodge Close

 

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Abseiling at Hodge Close

 

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Abseiling at Hodge Close

 

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Abseiling at Hodge Close

 

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Abseiling at Cathedral Quarry

 

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Abseiling at Cathedral Quarry

 

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Abseiling at Cathedral Quarry

 

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Abseiling at Cathedral Quarry

 

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Multi-activity days: climb, gorge, abseil, canyon!

 

Earlier this week, Rosie, Eddie, Charlie, Elizabeth & James joined us for 2 days of multi-activity adventure. On Monday we took the guys rock climbing over in Langdale, followed by a gorge scramble in the rain in Stickle Ghyll. On the Tuesday it was time for some abseiling at Hodge Close and gorge scramble followed by canyoning trip into the ever popular Chuch Beck, Coniston.

Good times and great to meet you all. Pics follow:

Si

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Gorge scrambling in Stickle Ghyll, Langdale

 

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Gorge scrambling in Stickle Ghyll, Langdale

 

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Gorge scrambling in Stickle Ghyll, Langdale

 

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Rock climbing in Langdale

 

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Gorge scrambling in Stickle Ghyll, Langdale

 

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Gorge scrambling & canyoning in Church Beck, Coniston

 

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Gorge scrambling & canyoning in Church Beck, Coniston

 

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A strange looking tree at Hodge Close

 

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Abseiling at Hodge Close, Coniston

 

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