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Technical Courses

Our guided outdoor activity courses are run mainly in the stunning Lake District and range from beginner to advanced level. All of our groups are kept small so that you gain the most from your time with us; helping to develop skills, understanding and enjoyment for your chosen outdoor activity. We will arrange the course to suit you, and what you wish to achieve. We will also try to arrange a package to suit your pocket. Prior to the course we will discuss your needs and design the days in order to develop, extend and consolidate existing skills.

As we specialize in tailor-made courses, please get in touch and we will discuss your individual needs and come back to you with the price. The following pages have a few general outlines of courses to get you thinking about what you want out of your time with us.

Lake District Rock Climbing

Our rock climbing courses will take you to some of the most beautiful parts of the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria's Lake District.  From beginner to advanced level, our rock climbing courses will provide you with the technical skills and confidence to conquer trad and sport routes.

Caving Courses

Explore the wonders of the deepest caverns and caves that the Yorkshire Dales has to offer with our highly qualified and experienced caving guides.  Abseil, crawl and scramble your way through some of the UK's most famous cave systems and learn how to manage caving equipment.  Find out all about our guided caving trips and courses here. 

Hill Walking

Our guided hill walking trips and navigational courses will help you to understand more about moving safely and effectively over uneven, mountainous terrain, as well as taking in some of the beautiful scenery and mountain tops that the Lake District has to offer.  For more information take a look at the guided Hill Walking course page.

Lake District Winter Climbing

From our fundamental winter skills courses to winter mountaineering trips and even ice climbing courses we've got winter activities in the Lake District covered.  Learn how to use an ice axe and crampons to move safely across ice and snow, or take a trip up some of the best ice climbs and mixed routes in the UK with experienced guides.

Scottish Winter Climbing

Whether you're a seasoned winter climber looking to develop your skills prior to an Alpine trip or are simply looking for a new challenge, our winter climbing and mountaineering courses in Scotland are lead by expert guides who will make sure you get the most out of your trip.

Foreign Rock and Ice

Our Foreign Rock and Ice climbing courses will make sure that you get the most from any climbing trip abroad.  From sport climbing trips in Europe to pure waterfall ice climbs in Norway, our guides are experienced on all terrain types and will provide expert training and support, whilst ensuring you have a fantastic experience.

Scrambling

Take your hill walking skills to the next level with our guided scrambling trips in the Lake District.  Our expert guides will show you how to move safely over steeper terrain - sometimes using a rope - and make an adventure of your next outing.  Discover more about our guided scrambling courses.

Canoeing

From introductory canoeing courses teaching the basics of movement and safety on the water, to tackling white water rapids, through to multi-day expeditions across beautiful lakes and down meandering rivers; our canoeing trips and skills courses will help you to get the greatest experience from your boat.

Kayaking

Take your paddling to the next level with guided training trips on white water rapids, or learn basic kayaking skills to help you safely manouvere your boat on calmer waters.  Our kayaking instructors are trained to the highest standards to ensure learning takes place in a positive and safe environment. Read more about our kayaking trips and skills courses.

Sea Kayaking

From introductory sea kayaking trips in and around the Lake District to day courses and coaching sessions, our sea kayak instructors and guides will prepare you for wonderous adventures exploring the sea life and wild coves of the west coast.

Lower Off Video

We worked with the BMC to create this video for climbers as part of the voluntary work we do on the BMC's Technical Committee.
We hope you find it useful :-)

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It's great working on these courses. Dan & Jen have taken the time to really think things through and make sure that all the resources are there. That means that as an instructor I can get on and do what I do best - make a relationship with the group and focus on giving them the right level of challenge.

Oh! - and there's always nice fresh coffee!...

Dave Hollingham - Professional Freelance Instructor

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