Kernow Coasteering blog

Thanks for a great Easter!

Thanks to all of you who we had the pleasure of taking coasteering during the Easter break. We had some good sessions - check out the video below (and more to come soon!). Also in other good news, we received our ammended AALA licence today, meaning we are know AALA licensed to do our rock climbing and abseiling activities, as well as coasteering. Now you've got even more reason to tie onto the end of a rope and climb some pristine granite with us!

Kernow Coasteering in the Andes

Kernow Coasteering's Matt has had a busy winter so far. In between preparations for Kernow Coasteering's adventures for 2015, Matt flew out to Argentina on a three week trip to attempt to climb one of the 7 summits - Aconcagua. At 6962 metres above sea level, it is recognised as the highest mountain in South America. It is also the highest mountain outside of the Greater Himalayan range.


Kernow Climbing

We have launched intot the New Year with a new site to promote our rock climbing activities, so hop on over to Kernow Climbing to have a look. It looks pretty much the same at the moment, but over time the sites will diverge, with the climbing related stuff being found on the new site, and all things coasteering remaining here at Kernow Coasteering.

Coasteering and climbing vouchers available now!

It's that time once again people, when you are rushing around preapring, and wracking your brains trying to find that perfect gift for someone special. Look no further! Buy them a gift vouhcer for either a coasteering or rock climbing eperience with us. The vouchers are redeemable for a session in 2015. Full T&Cs available on request. Contact us to find out more.


Recent National Coasteering Charter meetings.

 As regional representative for the National Coasteering Charter in Cornwall, Kernow Coasteering's Matt George attended both regional and national meetings to discuss all things coasteering last week. Matt hosted the Cornwall regions meeting at the YMCA backpackers in Penzance, close to Kernow Coasteering HQ. One of the highlights was a visit by Paul St.

New rock climbing shoes!

I can't wait to give my new rock climbing shoes a test run. These are 5.10 Anasazi Verdis. I tried a friend's pair a coupl eof weeks ago, and new straight away I had to get some, after we climbed an E1 5b slab and Cribba Head, near Porthcurno.

Five Ten say of these shoes, "If you can see it, you can stand on it," meaning you can use the tiniest crystals protruding from the rock. I'm looking forward ot climbing some slabs with these bad boys, rest assured!

Epic day of rock climbing at Sennen

Yesterday brought an epic day of rock climbing for Kernow Coasteering's Matt, and his climbing partner, Dr. Box. The chosen crag was Sennen. Sennen is one of the finest climbing crags in Cornwall, with great routes on solid granite, across the grades, from beginner's climbs right up to ridiculous test-pieces, many of which were put up by the infamous Mark Edwards in the 80s. Matt raised the bar straight away with a lead of the stunning crack climb, Zig Zag (HVS 5a).

Lovely spot of rock climbing tonight at the Crown Mines

Rock climbing west Cornwall, Penzance, St. Ives coasteering

West Cornwall has many well established rock climbing crags that receive many visitors from far and wide. There are also countless lesser known crags, that are well worth the effort to seek out. Tonight we had a great spot of rock climbing right underneath the famous engine houses of the Crown Mines, in Botallack,near St. Just.

A cracking summer for 2014?

With weather being hard to predict more than a couple of days in advance, it's pretty easy to dismiss claims by a group of scientists that summer 2014 could be a record breaker - in a good way! Apparently it's all linked to the El Nino phenomenon...

A big day for Kernow Coasteering!

I'm very happy to annouce that Kernow Coasteering has just received in the post this morning its AALA licence! What on Earth is an ALLA licence, you say? Well AALA was set up in 1995 to regulate safety in the outdoor industry, and its primary focus was for activities concerning minors visiting activity centres. So what does this mean for you guys?