Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Stag Events in The Lake District. May 18th 2013

Stag Events in North West England.
After being in Church Beck at Coniston a few days previously with our corporate clients Nucleargraduates, Kendal Mountaineering Services were back again - this time with Tom Jowitts Stag party.

Tom had booked one of our Stag Events in The Lake District some months previously. Initially, the stag party had wanted to try a half day our our popular Lake District Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning sessions followed by a half day of Rock Climbing & Abseiling in The Lake District. Photo one shows all 15 lads with, of course, the stag - Lyndon resplendent in pink skirt!

Stag Events in The Lake District.
On the day that the stag event had been booked for the weather was looking poor. Heavy rain was forecast for the day, so a decision was made a few days earlier to change the programme to include some Canadian Canoeing on a Lake District Lake instead of the climbing and abseiling.

This was a good plan as it was raining really heavily when we arrived at Coniston to run the stag event.





Introductory Canadian Canoeing Sessions in The Lake District.The guys had also asked for a later start than our usual 09:00 as they were planning to hit the town on Friday night. In any case, it was almost midday
on Saturday before all of the stag party arrived with us.

The heavy rain was causing us some concern as Church Beck was starting to rise, so the plan was switched slightly again from Canoeing first to Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning. However, we needn't have worried as almost as soon as we started the session the rain stopped and whilst water levels in the gorge were up they were fine for this bunch of keen & fit lads (photo two).

After two hours of Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning we got out, grabbed a bite to eat and then went for a Canadian Canoeing session on nearby Coniston Water (photo three).

Lake District based Stag Events with Kendal Mountaineering Services.
The final photo from this Stag Event in The Lake District shows Lyndon (once again in his pink skirt) just as it was all about to go wrong!

Up to this point we had played a number of team games on the water and the lads had thoroughly enjoyed these. Following that we set off on a bit of a canoe journey followed by a canoe raft & swap around but when Lyndon decided to change position the raft was broken up - making all of the boats rather unstable - done deliberately to get Lyndon in the drink!

Following this, Iain had several canoes to empty and half a dozen lads to get back into boats and then it was time to pack up.

Tom, Lyndon and the rest of the stag party throughly enjoyed their Stag Event in The Lake District with us and went on to have an equally good second night out in Kendal - we think! The rest of the photos taken during this Stag Event can be viewed here.

If you are thinking about organising a Stag Event for one of your mates then let us put together a package of activities together for you to make for a memorable occasion in The Lake District. Prices can be as low as £30 per person for a half day or £50 per person for a full day depending on group size. Contact us here to discuss how we can help.

1 comment:

tom jowitt said...

This was a really well run and well organised day. We all had a great time, despite the unpredictable Cumbrian weather and would recommend booking with these guys if you want to do something a little bit different on a stag weekend.

Thanks very much Iain

Tom (the best man)