Over the last couple of days I have been on the Isle of Man running a Coasteering Skills Training Course.
I have been working with a variety of outdoor providers from the island. Adventurous Experiences offer high quality coasteering and sea kayaking adventures on and along the fantastic cliffs on the island. I am staying at The Venture Centre, a family run residential centre with real character.
The island is a real surprise, I hadn't realised just how picturesque Island would be. The quality of the coasteering is also fabulous.
Today we coasteered along the Chasm's sea cliffs. A committing journey with wonderful cave swim through's and sea stacks to jump off. The scale of the cliffs is not what I was expecting, it's huge. The conditions have been very kind, with hardly any wind and warm seas it's definitely not winter.
Tomorrow, I will assess the participants for their SLSGB Coasteering Rescue Award, so towing, swimming and evacuations are the order of the day. Should be fun and a little tiring.
HPL run Coasteering courses all year round. We provide Skills training and technical advise and currently are the only organisation able to offer Certificated SLSGB Coasteering Safety and Rescue Awards in Scotland. Call Andy on 07721778821 if you are interested in Coasteering.