Adventure Activities

Group Outdoor Pursuit Courses
Integrated into each course, no matter what the duration, is a simple progressive theme; to learn, to understand, to feel safe and to enjoy. Whatever your chosen activity, a day out with our instructors will be exciting and memorable. We enjoy a reputation for reliability, professionalism, performance and value. Adventure based learning is part of "learning outside the classroom" in UK and international schools. The driving force behind this has been manifestos and education papers written in the UK, New Zealand, America and Canada. The benefits of getting children into the outdoors and learning and experiencing together from new challenges is well documented. 

A combination of activities can be organised to tailor make a bespoke multi-activity course. This can include all our Mountain Sports described below as well as Orienteering, River Crossing, Sea Level Traversing, Mountain Camping, Initiative Tasks, Canoeing and Kayaking. All the services can be provided throughout the UK at a venue best suited to you. We can arrange transport and accommodation and other excursions within the course if required. By the venue being your choice you can reduce the travelling time and costs as necessary. We can either design the whole timetable or just provide the activities/instruction within an already proven schedule. Please contact us for further details, sample course timetables, slide presentations and references.

Group Outdoor Pursuit Sessions
School site or local sessions can be be run in conjunction with your residential course.  The sessions can be delivered using outdoor activities to include discovery skills, knowledge application, team work, navigation and communication skills. All sessions can be followed with a review.

Courses run for the beginner and the improver. The Intro. Course covers personal equipment, climbing and protection equipment and basic techniques all based on small climbs with lots of variations. In addition, the Improvers course covers rope management, climbing techniques, grades, emergency techniques, further belay systems and leading with single ropes. The courses can be held at your local crag or perhaps one of the classic areas such as Snowdon or the Lake District. The instructor to client ratio will be a maximum of 1:6

The Intro Course is suitable for the beginner or rock climbers wishing to familiarise themselves with the skill of descending fixed ropes. The syllabus includes anchors, descenders, techniques, safety and special uses such as bridges, viaducts and waterfalls are covered in the Adventure Course. Maximum ratio of 1:6

Rock Scrambling
For clients who are mountain or fell walkers and wish to accomplish more demanding routes or possibly a useful step between mountain walking and rockclimbing. The course encompasses route finding, group safety and effective belays through ropework. For the more experienced we lead classic scrambles such as Sharp edge in the Lake District and Crib Goch and Jammed Boulder Gully in Snowdonia. Maximum ratio 1:6

Gorge Descents, Canyoning and Ghyll Scrambling
Be prepared to get wet! Using the many gorges and ghylls found in the U.K., we can either ascend or descend using easy routes for groups where no more than a helmet and waterproofs are worn; to a more adventurous outing when the use of wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets and abseiling equipment can make for an excellent activity. Plunge pool, jumps, waterfall abseils, scrambling and tyrolean traverses are some of the activities to wet your appetite.

Mountain Walking, Navigational and Mountain Skills
Inspiring trips into the mountains. Mountaincraft can be included in this course to cover navigation, weather and mapwork to enable you to learn some essential basic mountain skills. Hire of boots and other equipment is available. Venues throughout the UK are accepted and we can arrange transport and accommodation if necessary. Guided trips for educational groups, friends, families and larger groups available for classic routes such as Ben Nevis, Cairngorm, Scafell, Snowdon, Tryfan and other peaks.

24 Hour 3 Peaks Challenges
We can help with preparation, training and planning for these challenges. We can also oraginise a 3 Peaks Event for your company or school. Starting from Glen Nevis Youth Hostel at midday the teams make their way up Ben Nevis then after a quick refuel travel to Wasdale/Seathwaite to ascend Scafell during the night before setting off from Pen Y Pass Youth Hostel in Snowdonia to ascend Snowdon and descend back to Pen Y Pass before midday the next day. An exciting challenge but not to be undertaken without the correct planning and experience required for the 3 highest of our peaks.

Winter Skills
An opportunity to learn the necessary skills of ice axe and crampon work when starting out in the winter. Using summer ropework combined with winter rope management, ice axe and crampons to ensure safe winter travel. One to three day courses. Maximum ratio 1:4. Lake District, Snowdonia or Scotland.

Booking Conditions
To take part in activities you should be in good health, be suitably equipped and follow the instruction given by our staff. We must be made aware of any relevant medical conditions of the client.

Whilst every precaution is taken, it is recognised that mountaineering and other adventure activities do involve an element of risk. Participants in these activities should be aware that if an instructor decides to postpone an activity for the safety of the group, whatever the reason, then the instructor's decision is final. Our staff are members of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors or are suitably qualified with the Mountain Leader Training Board and other relevant sports bodies, such as British Canoeing. Courses in the Alps are run by UIAGM International Mountain Guides. We are licensed by the Adventurous Activities Licensing Authority to provide adventurous activities to young persons.

Booking and Cancellation
Enrolment is subject to availability and to confirmation by us. In order to confirm your reservation the full cost is payable. Your booking will be taken as your acknowledgement and acceptance of our conditions. If you cancel your activity day or guiding day within 48hrs of your booking you'll be charged 100%. If you cancel your activity day or guiding day between 7 days and 48hrs of your booking you'll be charged 50%. With all courses or group bookings cancellation within 30 days of the start date will incur a 100% charge and with 60-31 days a 50% charge.

Price Guide:

Daily Fees 
UK Private Instruction / Guiding (3 persons max.) £195 - £295 per group plus expenses
Alpine Guiding (3 persons max.) £195 - £295 per group plus expenses
Activity Fee (groups less than 7 persons) £295 - £395 per group plus expenses
Technical Advisor Work £295 - £395 per day (please ask for pdf document on our services)
Activity Fee (groups of 7 persons or more) £40.00 - £45.00 per person

Residential Courses
Large Group Course (discounts applicable) YHA + Daily Activity Fee
Intro/Improver Skills Weekends (inc. YHA F/B) £350.00 per person
Mountain Weekend 4+ persons (inc. Hotel B/B) from £350.00 per person
Mountain Weekend 1-3 persons UK Guiding Fee + Costs

Please contact the office for confirmation of current prices.