6S residential 2019 Day 1
Monday 3rd June | 18 comments
We have had a very successful and happy day. The children have risen to the challenges and we are proud of them all.
We spent an hour at Coldstones Cut above Pateley Bridge. We battled high winds to reach the top and admire the clear view of the quarry and the wide and wonderful North Yorkshire surroundings.
We got to How Stean Gorge at 12 noon. The tents are all set up for us and the sun shone. It is due to rain and be windy tomorrow and our itinerary may change: shouldn’t affect the via ferrata too much as the gorge provides some shelter. I doubt that we’ll do canoeing.
After unloading, getting into our tents and eating lunch we had our first activities: abseiling and gorge scrambling! Conditions were perfect. Almost everybody abseiled into the gorge: some seemed to want their money’s worth and went very slowly (Heather and Summer) but others were down in just a few seconds (Manroop, Evie, Yusuf). Yusuf shouted out like Tarzan throughout his descent! Everyone was very supportive of each other. Everyone did the gorge scrambling and there was much laughter and hilarity. Ollie W led his group through a cave and most children did high jumps from a ledge.
This evening the children have had some free time and have had a lovely evening walk up to Middlemoor.
Sorry the videos are mainly one group of children: it’s hard to share a Go Pro down a gorge and our other camera has failed (hence the poor still photos). Sorry!