Wednesday, 18 May 2011

BRAWA Coasteering leaders assessment on Jersey

La Cotte Island, great climbing crag.

Rich going for air at Beauport.

Swim lines and rescue scenarios.

Pete at De lecq on lovely granite.

Today was the first day of two days of assessments I am running down on Jersey. The conditions are really calm at present, small swell and lights winds have made for lovely journeys along this fantastic coastline. We used two different venues today, Beauport and Greve de lecq. Both have fabulous coasteering journeying potential, with great jumps, gullies, caves and climbing.

In the evening, after the assessment I was then working for Absolute Adventures Jersey as their Technical advisor. We were checking out rock climbing venues this evening, The best venue was La Cotte Island a tidal crag with some fine crack lines on it. With a 36 foot tide, timing was crucial today and a little concerning whilst climbing because I didn't want be cut off for a few hours!

Tomorrow is day two of assessments and another four people will be assessed at another two venues. HPL offers Coasteering technical advice to organisations, run Coasteering skills training courses and coasteering guide assessments year round.