Gorge / Ghyll Scrambling

Gorge or ghyll scrambling and Canyoning are all elements of the same activity that involves making a journey through a mountain stream.  Gorge Scrambling has traditionally involved climbing up a mountain stream while canyoning was usually a descent.  Ghyll is the Cumbrian word for a mountain stream. Gentler gorge ascents have some times been call gorge walks or river walks.

If you've ever wanted to climb waterfall traverse above the water, swim across pools or leap from rock into the water then gorge scrambling is the activity for you. With a range of gorges to choose from we can provide you with a session to suit your requirements be it a gentle and relatively dry gorge to a ascent or descent involving jumps, roped climbs, abseils and swimming through the white water.

A typical session:

Meet the instructor close to the venue; here you will be issued with the appropriate clothing and equipment.  It will then usually be a short walk to the gorge, when you arrive at the gorge you will be given a brief safety talk and instructed in few tip to help you in the gorge.  It is then time to start your decent or ascent.  Once you have finished in the gorge you will head back to your start point to get changed and return the equipment.

Half day sessions will last between 3-4hrs including issuing and returning equipment

What we provide:  High Points

Wet gorge in summer: Long john style wetsuit (we find that these are easier to climb in), wetsuits socks, boots, a waterproof cag and a fleece.  We will also provide all technical equipment which will include a number of the following depending on the gorge and conditions: helmet, buoyancy aid, climbing harness or belt

In winter we also provide:    wetsuit gloves, hat, a fleece jumper.

What you will need to bring: swimming costume or trunks, a t shirt or thermal top, fleece, old short to wear outside the wetsuit; Clothes to change into after activity, any personal medication and a towel.

Dry gorge:  boots, waterproof trousers and jacket plus all necessary technical and safety equipment.

See our activities dates for gorge scrambling session

    
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Gorge or ghyll scrambling and Canyoning are all elements of the same activity that involves making a journey through a mountain stream.  Gorge Scrambling has traditionally involved climbing up a mountain stream while canyoning was usually a descent.  Ghyll is the Cumbrian word for a mountain stream. Gentler gorge ascents have some times been call gorge walks or river walks.

If you've ever wanted to climb waterfall traverse above the water, swim across pools or leap from rock into the water then gorge scrambling is the activity for you. With a range of gorges to choose from we can provide you with a session to suit your requirements be it a gentle and relatively dry gorge to a ascent or descent involving jumps, roped climbs, abseils and swimming through the white water.

A typical session:

Meet the instructor close to the venue; here you will be issued with the appropriate clothing and equipment.  It will then usually be a short walk to the gorge, when you arrive at the gorge you will be given a brief safety talk and instructed in few tip to help you in the gorge.  It is then time to start your decent or ascent.  Once you have finished in the gorge you will head back to your start point to get changed and return the equipment.

Half day sessions will last between 3-4hrs including issuing and returning equipment

What we provide:  High Points

Wet gorge in summer: Long john style wetsuit (we find that these are easier to climb in), wetsuits socks, boots, a waterproof cag and a fleece.  We will also provide all technical equipment which will include a number of the following depending on the gorge and conditions: helmet, buoyancy aid, climbing harness or belt

In winter we also provide:    wetsuit gloves, hat, a fleece jumper.

What you will need to bring: swimming costume or trunks, a t shirt or thermal top, fleece, old short to wear outside the wetsuit; Clothes to change into after activity, any personal medication and a towel.

Dry gorge:  boots, waterproof trousers and jacket plus all necessary technical and safety equipment.

See our activities dates for gorge scrambling session

 

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