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FAQs

Clothing

Fleece is warm when wet and cotton not…so it’s always good to be wearing fleece in the Lake District, just in case! Layers are a far more effective way of keeping warm and regulating you heat levels than big heavy coats.

Packed Lunches

Food is really important when out in the mountains. Physiologically, it is the fuel we need to work. And psychologically a nice piece of cake, a good full sandwich part way up the hill or a mint snuck into a pocket can all give you the little boost you need when things get a bit tougher. At Quest 4 Adventure we really understand the importance of food and will make sure there are regular stops for you to re-fuel with food and water.

Here’s a scary fact…it takes 6 hours for carbohydrates (pasta, oats, bread, etc) to be turned in Glycogen, the sugar form that you need, and be delivered to your muscles for you to use. So what you eat for tea the night before and have for breakfast is really important to your body!

Rock Climbing and Abseiling

We will provide you with a climbing helmet and harness and all the ropes etc.  If you do have your own kit you want to bring or use, get in touch with us beforehand.

Hill Walking and Mountain Scrambling

Ghyll Scrambling

Canoeing

What you wear will reflect to certain extent the weather (summer or winter) and your desire to stay dry or jump in!  All our courses are run as dry courses, and you will generally not be asked to get into the water.

Winter Hill Walking and Winter Climbing

In addition to the items listed in the hill walking kit list, you will need the following:

Mountain Biking

Instructor Qualifications Explained

Summer Mountain Leader

This award allows the instructor to guide groups, walking in the British mountains in summer conditions (i.e. the use of crampons and ice axe is not required).

Winter Mountain Leader

This award allows the instructor to guide groups, walking in the British mountains in winter conditions.

Single Pitch Award

This award allows the instructor to teach rock climbing on single pitch crags (i.e. one rope length).

Mountain Instructor Award (MIA)

This award allows the instructor to guide groups, walking and climbing in the British mountains, in summer conditions. This includes scrambling and multi-pitch climbing (i.e. more than 1 rope length), Instructor’s will already hold the Summer Mountain Leader Award, before completing this award.

Mountain Instructor Certificate

This award allows the instructor to guide client’s in winter climbing in the British mountains (i.e. snow and ice climbing). This is the highest qualification in the UK.  For any further info on mountaineering awards go to www.mltuk.org.

BCU-UKCC Level 1 Coach

This allows the instructor to lead both canoeing and kayaking on sheltered water and under the supervision on a senior instructor.

BCU-UKCC Level 2 Coach

This allows the instructor to lead and coach both canoeing and kayaking on more open water and work without any other supervision.  (This is the minimum our instructors hold)

British Canoe Union Level 3 Coach

This award allows the instructor to guide and instruct participants on large lakes and up to grade 2 white water rivers in the craft they hold the award in (ie:canoe, kayak, etc)

British Canoe Union Level 4 Coach

This award allows the instructor to guide and instruct participants on large lakes, in rough conditions and up to grade 3-4 white water rivers in the craft they hold the award in (ie:canoe, kayak, etc)

Local Cave Mine Leader Award level 1

This award allows the leader to guide participants in mostly horizontal caves with short vertical sections.  They will have been assesed for every cave they can lead in as well having a broad experience of caving.

Local Cave Mine Leader Award level 2

This allows the leader to guide participants in caves of a more vertical nature, using abseiling and ladder climbing to move through cave where needed, again in specific caves that they will have a very in depth knowledge of.

Cave Instructor Certificate

This is the highest level of cave instruction and allows the leader to guide and coach participants on all aspects of caving including the complicated rope methods used in vertical cave exploring.

Risk Management Statement

We take our Adventures in the outdoors very seriously at Quest 4 Adventure and understand the risks involved. All our staff are fully qualified in the activities they run and our risk assessments are regularly updated and developed. Far more importantly our staff are all experts at making assessment of risk whilst actually on the hill or on the water, something the Health and Safety executive regards as very important.

All our safety equipment is properly stored, serviced and checked before and after use, so it’s in excellent condition to look after you.

We are fully insured by Jardin Lloyd Thompson, a long established insurer of outdoor activities, who require us to hold the appropriate awards and operate to industry best practice standards.

And finally all our instructors are very experienced professionals, with a real love for what they do.

Please don’t hesitate to talk to us if you have any questions about safety.

We also hold an AALS licence, formally known as AALA, (licence number R1956) to run outdoor activities for under 18 year olds without their parents present; such as when young people come away on holiday with friends or extended family as well as for scout groups, schools, etc. This is a legal requirement and involves our systems and operating procedures being inspected and assessed to ensure they are appropriate by the HSE and as a result means you can be assured that we operate to the very highest level of safety. For more information visit: http://www.hse.gov.uk/aala/aals.htm.

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