ON TRACK DAYS 2017
We have relaunched our On Track Days for 2017 and they are designed for all walkers about keeping safe in the outdoors and more importantly what to do if your day goes wrong or you come across someone else who needs help.
The day course is designed and run by YDG instructors who have more than 40 years experience in mountain rescue.
We spend as little time as possible indoors before moving outdoors to learn some simple techniques that will help when things go wrong.
Learn some basic map and compass skills, reorienting yourself, giving an accurate grid reference, planning a walk, what kit to take etc.
Dealing with simple emergencies and how to get help without preventable delays if things are a bit more serious.
We don’t do minimum numbers but we don’t do more than 6 to an instructor, more than 6 we bring in an additional instructor.
Bring a packed lunch with you and walking kit appropriate for the weather on the day. Map and compass supplied for the day if needed.
Mid-week or Weekend meeting at The Barn Stainforth just outside of Settle
The day starts at 9.30am and we aim to finish at approximately 4.30 pm
Cost: – £65.00 per person, £120.00 two people booking and discount for groups
Get in touch if you need any additional information, we run our courses even if only one person books so you can be confident with your plans.
You can book a place on an advertised course HERE or ring us to book a date of your choice.
Join us on our Introductory Evening Caving Trip on Monday 15th February and come out to a night sky for the walk back down to the vehicles. No light pollution and with hopefully a clear view of the sky looking up towards Ribblehead and across to Penyghent. Booking essential so email or phone us now to express an interest or book.
Lots of other interesting things going on during the week too.
BBC2 are going to be showing the Pennine Way series over 4 nights, 27th July to 30th July, at 7.30pm each night. It really is a good series to watch.
Back in late November we received a call from the BBC who were producing the Pennine Way programme currently showing on BBC 1 in the North on Fridays at 7.30 pm. Dave had been talking to Lucy from the production team earlier in the year but we understood there might not be enough room for a caving trip so thought that was that. The call in November was to ask us if we could take Paul Rose the presenter caving in a few days. They realised, as they began filming, there was enough great material to fill another episode to make it last for 4 weeks. Dave was on holiday so we asked Sean Whittle, who works with us regularly, if he was available and luckily he was. A star is born!
It is a great series and is available on the BBC iPlayer as well as still running for…
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We have just sent out our latest newsletter with information about our new web site,. There is news about the Overground Underground Ingleborough Dales Festival where we are offering discounts, The Dales Discoveries Treasure Hunt which we are helping to sponsor and have given a prize to and the new Settle-Carlisle web site which we are on too . Have a look and if you would like to receive a newsletter of your own you can sign up here. We do not send out many and you can opt out at anytime. Don’t forget we have caving this Monday (25th May) too.