Adventurous Experiences is an Adventure Sports Centre. Explore the coastline, viewing wildlife; unforgettable adventurous experiences through Sea Kayaking, Coasteering, Gorge Scrambling and family friendly adventures. Our mission is to Explore the Isle of Man. Experience your adventure. Live life to the full. Share the memories later.
Sea Kayaking off the west coast of the Isle of Man, close wildlife encounters with grey seals, common and black guillemots, razorbills, puffins, shags, cormorants, great black-backed gulls, oyster catchers, eider ducks...
Evening Sea Kayaking Experience
Just back in from this evening's paddle off Peel : ) mint conditions!
Adventure Club, Caldy Rugby Club and Adults Paddlesport
Catch you on the water soon : ) Keirron and the Team
Adventure Club trip to Anglesey over the Easter 4 day Weekend...
...and celebrating 15 years of delivering Unforgettable Experiences in the Isle of Man!
From hand knitted woolie hats, business birthday cake, smooth travel onboard the Isle of Man Steam Packet and exhilarating ride in the mighty Landrover Defender by Mylchreests Group. Based at Anglesey Outdoors (where I first met Nigel Dennis in 1999 and completed my 5 year 'apprenticeship'), we headed out exploring each day...
Skerries and the Stacks by Sea Kayak
Scrambling up the north face of Tryfan
Rock Climbing on Holyhead Mountain
Coasteering from Porth Dafarch
Early morning walks, sunsets at South Stack, BBQ's, socialising, listening to stories and catching up with friends...
A perfect combination of exemplary weather, skilled folk and local knowledge : )
Luck - Skill - Judgement
Really good to see everyone. A truly awesome experience and a terrific team effort!
The first British Canoeing Core Coach training was delivered in the Isle of Man over the weekend, in prime conditions. 8 local paddlers completed the mainly practical two-day program, with participants invited from the Adventurous Experiences professional coaching team, Adventure Club and Youth Scholarship local skills development programs. Feedback was excellent.
“A fun and educational two days. Felt open to trying new things as all feedback was positive and constructive; and to top all of that it was in the beautiful Isle of Man.”
Luke Crowe, 17, Ramsey Grammar School
Becky Crease, a children’s physiotherapist spoke of her experience:
“My first paddling experience was from Laxey with Keirron, in 2011. ‘I didn’t realise kayaking involved so much paddling!’ I went on to join the Adventure Club, gaining my Sea Kayak Leader Award and being part of Adventurous Experiences exciting journey as a British Canoeing International Training Centre with an outstanding coaching delivery and safety record.
Initially helping senior coaches on ‘sea kayaking experiences’ open to absolute beginners, I’ve been involved in the Junior Paddlesport indoor kayaking at Western Swimming Pool over the last 3 winters. I really like the accessibility of the Core Coach, allowing you to enter the coaching pathway at any point.”
Completing the course paves the way for participants to then choose their specific coaching environment to specialise in. Current coaches with the advanced water leader award will move to the NEW (Advanced Water) Sea Kayak Coach, others towards moderate or sheltered water environments, in relation to their experience and skill level.
Training was facilitated by coach educators Matt Giblin from Liverpool and local adventure sports coach Keirron Tastagh from Adventurous Experiences, in St Johns.
Matt Giblin was also given a quick tour of the Island, and is highly enthusiastic of his visit:
“It was a pleasure to work with such a highly skilled and motivated group of future coaches, and was made all the better by the stunning locations on the Isle of Man coastline. There was an exciting buzz within the group post course and I’m sure that their coaching journey will be an exciting one.”
Venue’s included Peel Castle and surrounding coastline, Port Erin Bay and the newly refurbished Lecture Room in St Johns. Owner of Adventurous Experiences, Keirron Tastaghcommented:
“It’s a terrific way to round off the winter training session and kick off celebrating 15th years of delivering ‘Unforgettable Experiences in the Isle of Man’ (this April). We are looking forward to supporting all participants on your coaching journey.”
Adventurous Experiences runs Coach Education and Leadership Training for sheltered, moderate and advanced water awards, embedded in world class risk utilisation programs.
A Catch-up blog post of Adventures and Skills Development in the Isle of Man
A collection of memorable pics and posts from mid-February to end of March... Junior Paddlesport and Adults Paddlesport indoor kayaking programs, the weekly Adventure Club sunday morning training on the sea, wildlife encounters, trips, Coach Development...
Jim and I arrived in Aviemore on Tuesday evening, for our fix of ice and mixed winter climbing. Some great weather conditions in the northern corries, super cold with blue skies... conditions on many climbs have been interesting, with too much ice in the gear placements and thin ice or powder on the routes themselves. Its means everything is climbing one grade harder : )
A Message from Scotland
The first day of our winter climbing trip, climbed 'The Message' with too much ice in the cracks!
A fine 'mixed' route - mixture of real fear, a few short desperate moves made memorable by thin axe or crampon holds, blue skies, and a walk out under starry skies.
A Classic Bluebird Day
Thursday was a classic 'bluebird day', climbing in Coire an t-Sneachda again : )
Did a unique variation / compilation of Red Gully, finishing in illuminated rocks, simply stunning. Jonathan Preston and Mikey Byford were climbing Fingers Ridge beside us. Rounded the day off with a stroll up Cairngorm summit!
Jim took this beauty of Mikey finishing Fingers Ridge
Navigation & Route Finding Practice
Conditions changed quickly on Friday, snowing well with a bit of wind, ideal visibility for navigation practice... : ) Jim led a pick 'n mix line up Mess of Pottage - 'Haston Line', 'Yukon Jack', finishing up 'The Slant' before topping out and getting out! Contrast to yesterday's experience & pics.
The Cairngorms in all of their magnificence : )
Adventures and abstract in Saturday's contrasting conditions. We had a relaxed start with a hot walk in and instant chill down in the corries, teams queing up on routes so chose a quick moving route up 'The Runnel' (soloing to the last section) with an enjoyable lead to finish.
With daytime temperatures going mild enough for snow thaw for a few days, climbing conditions should improve over the next week!
Back in the Isle of Man Tim led the Adventure Club training on Sunday morning : )