Rope Skills & Rescues Masterclasses in the Lake District

Climbing ropes and karabiners set up for a rescue - Chris Ensoll Mountain Guide

Photo credit: Jenny Brindle

This is a great opportunity to revisit personal climbing skills and group skills - ideal for anyone considering Rock Climbing Instructor assessment, for Single Pitch Award and Rock Climbing Instructor holders who want to brush up their skills, and to bridge the gap towards the Mountaineering Instructor Award. The day will be tailored to the needs of the group. 

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

Dates: to be confirmed

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 Single Pitch Award/Rock Climbing Instructor holders or trainees

Equipment list:
You can download a full kit list here (ignore the last three items)

Useful blog posts:
How To Build Good Belays Part 1: Selecting Your Anchors
How To Build Good Belays Part 2: Tying In To Your Anchors
How To Use Prusiks
Build your first climbing rack
Cow's Tails: Dynamic Rope or Sling?
Do You Know The Ropes?
Rope Skills & Rescues #1: Escaping The System
Rope Skills & Rescues #2: How To Pass A Knot
Rope Skills & Rescues #3: In-the-System Hoists
Rope Skills & Rescues #4: Tape Hoist
Rope Skills & Rescues #5: Out-of-the-System Hoists
What’s On My Climbing Rack And Why?

What do our clients say about us?

Fantastic content, Chris asked at the start of the day what everyone would like to get out of the course, then delivered that content plus a lot more which was great, so far the best use of £50 to date!Just wow, Chris's wealth of experience is incredible and very inspiring to someone just starting out in the world of the outdoors. His teaching methods suited me very well. I had been recommended by my manager at work who is friends with Chris, I had heard he is the best in the Lakes!
Alex Caulfield, April 2016

Chris had a great plan for the day and adapted to the clients on the course so that we all went away having learned loads. Chris is an excellent instructor with a wealth of knowledge and experience to pass on to others. He has an excellent way of passing on his knowledge in a practical and humble way. I have attended courses with Chris before and will almost certainly book with him in the future. I would recommend Chris to any one looking for an excellent instructor and guide.
John Bradshaw, April 2018

Climbing ropes and karabiners set up for a rescue - Chris Ensoll Mountain Guide

Photo credit: Jenny Brindle