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About Lake District Activities by Lakeland Ascents

Thank-you for your interest in our Lake District Activities.

Based in the beautiful English Lake District, we offer a range of adventure activities and experiences.

For those seeking adventure, we offer exhilarating  days abseiling, gorge scrambling, canyoning, scrambling and rock climbing. These  make great multi-activity days and are perfect for groups of friends, families, corporate team building or Hen and Stag Doos.

Lakeland Ascents is owned by Si Withington, an instructor and Swift Water Rescue Technician based in the South Lakes. Si has over 15 years of experience walking, trekking, climbing, winter and ice climbing and mountaineering all over the world. His adventures have taken him from the fells of the Lake District, to the Highlands of Scotland, the mountains of Snowdonia and further afield to the ranges of the Himalayas, the High Atlas, Alps and the Tatras.

Si is also a member of Kendal’s Mountain Search and Rescue Team, whose rigorous training programme complements his formal mountain training and experience.

Experienced instructors will deliver all of the activities and training that Lakeland Ascents offer. Usually, Si himself will deliver your activity or course, but where this is not possible, we work closely with a number of high-quality associate instructors, who we guarantee will ensure that you have a memorable experience.

We look forward to working with you and tailoring your mountain experience to your needs, wishes and ambitions.

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Lakeland Ascents Director, Si Withington enjoying cascade ice in Norway

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Canyoning in Esk Gorge Canyoning in Esk Gorge was the most exciting thing I’ve done all year. A great mixture of jumps and climbing up waterfalls, with a great competent instructor. I couldn’t recommend enough.

Association of Mountaineering Instructors   Tripadvisor Travellers Choice 2023