Caving Courses, Caving for Groups, Present, Skills for Walking, SRT Trips

Christmas Gift Vouchers

Christmas Gift Voucher
Christmas Gift Voucher

We have had lots of people buy vouchers for friends, family and even themselves over the years. It gives you the freedom to either pick a specific course with a date or let the recipient arrange one to suit them. We will post you a laminated gift voucher, approx. A5 size, to give as a present on  Christmas Day.

It might be a Caving session for up to 6 people or a Navigation Course, you can pick from our web site and then just ask us for a voucher. It’s also a neat way to avoid any price increases that may happen after 1st April so you could buy one for yourself!

All vouchers need to be redeemed by 31/12/13. Dates subject to availability. They cannot be exchanged for cash.

Competition

Caving Competition Result

 What was the name of the Cave – ALUM POT is the correct answer.
Several people got this right so we asked James at Castleberg Outdoors in Settle to pick one of the names “out of a hat” All written onto neatly folded pieces of paper so he could not see anything.  The winner he pulled out was Rachel Storry.  She is very happy about the caving but particularly pleased about the meal at The Traddock !
All the other people with the correct answer will be given a one off discount voucher for one of our activities.
Watch out for another competition soon.  This one will be aimed at walkers and/or people wanting to improve their navigation skills.  Its all part of celebrating our 20th year in business.
What is the name of the cave
Caving Courses, Caving for Groups

SRT Trip to look out into Alum Pot Shaft

Today was the first trip underground using SRT for one of our Go Dales Project groups.  They had been underground on previous sessions and also had some time learning the SRT skills in our Barn. This trip let them put those skills into practice and they got an idea of where  SRT can enable them to go.  If you want to learn about these skills or try caving then have a look at our website.

Caving Courses, Caving for Groups, SRT Trips

Go Dales Caving Course Video

 

Caving group

We have now produced our first video on YouTube.   It is of the first caving trip with one of the young women’s groups with the Go Dales Project. The next session they took part in was learning vertical caving techniques (SRT) in our barn at Hornby Laithe near Stainforth, Settle. They learned to prussic and abseil up and down the ropes, traverse and pass belays. They used the ropes and platforms in our barn including our new high level traverse and wall. This is preparing them for their next trip underground when they will be using ropes to explore deeper into the cave. That’s when the real adventures begin.

SRT Wall

 

Watch the video at   http://bitly.com/dSAwTk  

More information on caving courses at all levels

 

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Introduction to Caving Day – places still available

Places are still available on an  INTRODUCTION TO CAVING DAY on Saturday 12th March 2011

For those with very limited or no previous experience. Learn and practice skills with a ladder in the safety of the Barn before going on an extended caving trip. Using ladder and safety line techniques allows you to explore deeper into cave systems.

All kit provided – Fleece undersuit, caving oversuit, wellies, helmet, belt, light and any other technical equipment needed for your trip.

If you are interested or would like to know more just give us a call on 01729 824455, email us on info@yorkshiredalesguides.co.uk or visit the web site at Caving Courses