Bridging the Gap workshops in the Lake District

A person holding a map case containing a contour only map – Chris Ensoll Mountain Guide

This practical outdoor workshop is a great way to update and refresh your skills, revisit particular aspects of the scheme and provide an opportunity to exchange and share good practice. It is for people who have completed their Single Pitch Award training and wish to become familiar with the new aspects of the Rock Climbing Instructor syllabus prior to assessment, or for those assessed under the SPA award to update their skills in line with the RCI syllabus. 

Booking for this workshop are being handled by Mountain Training - you will need to log in to your account and select the Workshops tab.

Venue: meet at the Stickle Ghyll car park, Langdale valley, Lake District

Dates: no dates currently, please ask if you are interested

Times: 9.30am to 4pm approx

Cost: £55 Mountain Training Association members, £60 non-members

Counts as 1 CPD point for MTA members who are Mountain Leader holders or trainees

Equipment list:
~ personal climbing kit
~ suitable outdoor clothing including waterproofs
~ lunch & drinks

What do our clients say about us?

The programme covered a good selection of useful stuff. But if geography had allowed it would have been great to have a look at a sports climbing venue as this seems to be one of the main changes between SPA and RCI. Chris was excellent as always - relaxed but keeping it moving on to get through stuff. I like your mixture of talking and then backing it up by allowing us to try it out. I booked with you because of your reputation, previous experiences, local and knew it would be a varied, informative and well pitched day. As a female on the smaller side I always feel comfortable and capable on your courses. Thank you.
Penny Butler, October 2018

My expectations were far exceeded and I took a lot away from the day. I found Chris to be very friendly and knowledgeable. I noticed the workshop on the MTA website, it looked interesting and relevant to me so I booked a place for myself and mentioned it to a friend who also went along.
Geoff Lyons, October 2018

The course was way better than I thought it was going to be. Relaxed atmosphere, and I left with a head full of new and better stuff than I had before.
Phil Acklam, October 2018

Good summary of the schemes and relevant changes. Reassurance that current practice falls within the schemes. Good common sense approach to applying the relevant elements of the scheme and explained in a clear fashion. A great course run by a very experienced instructor.
Gavin Kellett, October 2018

three people navigating in the mountains using contour-only maps - Chris Ensoll Mountain Guide