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Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Little people achieving big things

Again another beautiful day in North Wales, with Blue Peris seeing some of its little adventurers achieving spectacular things. We have seen all of our groups overcoming challenges with two groups braving the cold of the gorge, two groups exploring the deep dark mines, and two groups over coming their fear of heights whilst climbing. We certainly are excited for another fantastic day tomorrow!
Using the slate as a free face mask =]
Making our way up Geironydd
Getting stuck into the gorge

Enjoying the darkness deep in the mine!

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

From littrle Acorns come great adventures!

From Gorge walking to orienteering with a little bit of raft building, today groups had an amazing time here in North Wales. 6 groups of children leaving here with smiles on there faces and coming back with even bigger smiles, a few cold ones though from the Gorge but they all had a great time. We had 2 groups go on a underground adventure exploring some mines and are all back and ready for some food! Looking forward to tomorrow is all everyone is saying here at Blue Peris. What a great day :)

Making our way up to lion rcoks

The view as worth it

HI HO, its off to the mine we go!

About to enter the gorge

The infamous washing machine!

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Little Legs!

We've had an amazing time out with the year 5's today, pushing their legs to the limit!
We managed to get down some mines ( which suityed them well due to their small stature!), up some gorges and up some climbs.
Makes you relaise just how big some of these things appear to the younger groups we have at the centre.

But what they lacked in height, they made up for in determination and laughter!

Learning useful map and life skills.

Triumphant team mine!

The showers are a bit basic at Blue Peris

But the bath is second to none!

Mining fun!

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Great Adventures!

We've been so busy over the past few days, we even forgot to Blog!
Right, so here goes...
We been very busy with a brilliant group since Sunday evening, when they arrived pretty late, but raring to go!
Tuesday, headed out the crags and lakes. We looked at trusting each other on the climbs, and then pushed each other in on the Sit On Top Kayaks.

You can feel the concentration.

Wednesday has seen go to the mine ( Rhiwbach), near Betws-y-Coed. Exploring the old slate workings, learning to some tall tales and even crossing an underground lake in an old raft!
Its a waterfall!

Drilling for gold?

The other group headed to the coast,. where we encountered some pretty big waves ( they helped us jump in better) and explored the coastline on the amazing Isle of Anglesey. Oh, they sang a lot too!

Helping each other at the Range!

Coasteering- Hooray!


Monday, 19 September 2016

Two groups in the gorge

With the temperatures still mild, and 2 fresh groups ready to get stuck in, we drove to the Afon Ddu Gorge. The group had a blast scrambling up, crawling through and sliding down the gorge.
The emphasis for this week is on building self-confidence, push yourself out of your comfort zone and learning how to work and live with others.
We made a good start with that in the gorge, as some found challenging waterfalls to climb up, and we had our first feel of a bit of rock climbing, in the way of a slippery rocky scramble with the security of a rope. Hopefully tomorrow it will be dry so we can continue with challenging our fear of heights, climbing up the rock face.
After dinner the groups did the nightline, following an obstacle course with blindfolds on, needing communication amongst the group to stay together and find out what is coming up.
After that the group had a chance to fit some climbing shoes ready for tomorrow, and get a feel for them in our own little climbing room.
A good start of the week!


Might as well have some fun whilst were here

Crawling out of the 'washing machine'

Do we really have to climb that? No, there's a way around

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Gorgeous adventure

First day adventures for our groups today.
Two of which went exploring out local gorge, climbing up falls, sliding down the water slides and jumping in the big lake at the top.
Our final group went out to explore Cwm Idwal and check out the mountains of North Wales. After that, teamwork took over as they assembled their raft, which successfully passed all the test. 

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Mountain Madness

Fantastic final day for both our groups, who headed in the mountains to enjoy the wild weather and learn some navigation, and geography.

Our first group headed up Pen Yr Helgi Du, whilst I second group conquered their first summit of Crimpiau (which was far easy for them), to then go up a to a second summit at Craig Wen.

Summit 1 selfie

Blue bilberry tounge

Rock ascent

Braving the wind on the summit