19 September, 2019: We've got the first of our superb value Navigation Skills Training Weekend coming up folks. The dates - March 30th & 31st. The cost - only £80.00 per person. For this you get two days of technical input and maps are included in the price! What's not to like about this offer - book your place now while spaces still remain!
19 September, 2019: Yesterday, Iain collected Irnie & Liz Sollinger from Massachusetts who were staying at The Linthwaite House Hotel. The couple wanted a half day of walking and wanted to experience some typical Lakeland scenery. Iain knew exactly where to take them!
Two Day Navigation Skills Training Weekend Courses in The Lake District - for only £80.00 per person!
19 September, 2019: We are now taking bookings for these great value map reading & navigation Skills Training Courses in The Lake District. Want to partake in a great fun weekend where you'll be bound to have a laugh but at the same time, be truly amazed at the skills we will teach you? Then get yourself booked on to one of these courses now - there's only one running per month!
19 September, 2019: Last week, we spent another three days supporting a second Prince's Trust Residential Experience in The Yorkshire Dales. Activities included Rock Scrambling at Brimham Rocks, a visit to Malham , a caving experience in Nidderdale, raft building on Ripley Lake and some fun on the ropes course at Ripley Castle. Great fun was had by all!
19 September, 2019: Last Sunday morning, Iain received a phone-call - would it be possible to do some ghyll scrambling that afternoon? His response - "Well, yes of course it would!"
So Iain met Dan Woodall with his girlfriend & mates at Morrisons Superstore at a quarter to two; and this is what we got up to next!
19 September, 2019: Last week, we spent three days supporting a Prince's Trust Residential Experience in The Yorkshire Dales, activities included Rock Scrambling at Brimham Rocks, A walking day at Malham Cove , a caving experience in Nidderdale and some fun on the ropes course at Ripley Castle. Great fun was had by all!
19 September, 2019: James Pugh booked a full day caving experience in The Yorkshire Dales for himself and girlfriend Lizzie. Due to the weather, we finished up doing only a half day session, but the pair still had a great time!
19 September, 2019: In our Winter Skills Top Tips series, we discuss when crampons should be worn and how they should be used. On hard snow and ice, they can be a real life-saver, however, they can also be a real danger to yourself and others. Read on.
19 September, 2019: We've been out & about in the mountains of Scotland and in The Lake District making the most of the good winter conditions that finally arrived a few weeks ago. Read all about what we've been up to here!
19 September, 2019: Here is another article about Winter Skills. Over the course of the next month, we are going to give you hot hints and handy tips for ways of staying safe in the UK's winter mountain environment; and of course, you can always book on to one of our winter skills courses to learn and practice all aspects of the syllabus together.
19 September, 2019: Yesterday was a tough day to be contemplating a guided ascent of Scafell Pike in The Lake District, but clients Shaun & Hayley Glover were as keen as mustard! That was just as well as the forecast was for strong winds, low cloud, continual drizzle and high wind chill on the tops. It was hard work, but the pair, with Iain, succeeded in reaching the summit of England's highest mountain; and returning safely. A real achievement given the conditions so a big WELL DONE! to Shaun & Hayley for their commitment and hard graft.
19 September, 2019: We are looking forward to winter conditions arriving in the UK with lots of hard frozen snow/Neve in the mountains leading to good winter walking and climbing conditions. However, you need to know what to do in order to be able to survive in this environment; and our great value Winter Skills Course dates are already online. So get booked on; and learn essential survival skills to keep you safe in the mountains this winter
19 September, 2019: A report about a great day's Scrambling Skills Refresher Training with returning client Darren Willis and his business partner Wayne in the Coniston area of The Lake District. You can see by the cover photo that Darren remembered well what to do as he belayed Wayne up the slippery bed of Low Water Beck.
19 September, 2019: A short report about one of the many fantastic guided fell walking routes we can provide for you in The Lake District. We quite often go and do them ourselves for pleasure; and why not!
19 September, 2019: It was quite unusual to be working immediately before The New Year, but the weather was mild and visitors to The Lake District were out in their droves. And the weekend weather was perfect for trying out Kayaking on one of the area's lakes - as Nick & Dan were to discover!
19 September, 2019: Ghyll Scrambling in The Lake District - on December 30th!! Normally, it would be ill advised to attempt this "warmer weather pastime" at this time of year. However, it was so mild just before The New Year that, actually, it was okay to go and get wet in a mountain stream and this family loved the experience!
19 September, 2019: Our final value packed Navigation Skills Training Course of 2018 is due to run during the weekend of December 1st & 2nd, 2018. We still have places available at £80.00 per person so if you want to get your Map Reading & Navigation Skills brushed up and ready for the winter walking season, then get booked on to this course now!
19 September, 2019: Looking for a way to cool off in the heat? Get out and about in the beautiful Lake District and get in a ghyll.
19 September, 2019: Enjoy a fabulous week in the stunning Soca valley region of Slovenia, exploring beautiful flower filled meadows, shaded riverside walks, world war fortifications and get high up amongst the untouched mountains offering breath taking views.
19 September, 2019: Ghyll Scrambling in The Lake District
The Lake District National Park Authority Approve Rydal Estates Application to turn the Walna Scar Car Park into a 58 bay Pay and Display car park!
19 September, 2019: Folks you have but TWO DAYS TO ACT! The Lake District National Park Authority would appear, despite the best efforts of the outdoor community, to have granted approval to the Rydal Estates plan to turn the Walna Scar Car Park above Coniston Village into a pay & display car park. An application has now been made under Section 38 of the Commons Act 2006; the deadline for comments to support or oppose the application under the Commons Act is 14 December 2017.
Buy the perfect Gift from us this Christmas. Treat your loved one, family member or friend to an amazing adventure or skills training course with us in 2018!
19 September, 2019: Christmas 2016 is now only a little over four weeks away!
Are you still trying to decide what you want to buy that loved one, family friend or family member for Christmas? At Kendal Mountaineering Services, we can help!
A unique opportunity to join our guided walking week in the Julian Alps of Slovenia for only £600 per person. June 30th to July 7th, 2018.
19 September, 2019: Join us during our guided walking holidays in The Julian Alps of Slovenia next Summer. We have the first week fully booked up already and are subsequently offering you the opportunity to join a second Guided Walking week. The dates - Saturday June 30th to Saturday 7th July. We have one booking already for this week but need six persons in total for it to go ahead. This is an absolutely fantastic offer to enjoy a guided walking week in Europe's most beautiful places - so contact us now to make your booking!
19 September, 2019: The team head out with a group of 8 keen ghyll-scramblers to explore the Lake District countryside.
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