Monday, October 11, 2010

Coasteering raises over £600 for Charity

Saturday's Coasteering session, around Peel Castle, on the West Coast of the Isle of Man took place with hot sunshine, 15 degrees sea temperature and interesting swell to make it a thoroughly exciting and unforgettable adventurous experience!

Two of our group, Tom Smart and David Hanlon, were persuaded to take part in the coasteering session when their colleagues at Fairbairn Private Bank pledged money for a very worthy cause, Macmillan Cancer Support IOM, if the two completed the coasteering route. 

Despite their reservations the guys faced their fears, completed every jump and found that they actually quite enjoyed themselves.  They also raised over £600 for Macmillan in the process, so well done to Tom and David!

For website pages details of our Coasteering Adventures for individuals, group and Corporate Events.  

RNLI officially recognise Coasteering
I've was at a highly productive meeting at the RNLI Headquarters in Poole last week, as part of the Coasteering Safety Working Group - chaired by the RNLI and put together experienced instructors and representatives from each area of the UK commercially running Coasteering, to agree on national best practice.

Not only did the group achieve all the aims of the meeting, we all contributed towards and agreed the base level of competance required by anyone leading and providing Coasteering sessions in the UK. It was unanimously agreed not to form a governing body - as Coasteering is an activity ran by professional instructors or 'guides' and not a sport in its own right.

A formal 'Association of Coasteering Providers' (or similar title) will be formed early 2011, recognised by the RNLI, HM Coastguard, ROSPA, AALS. The updated guidance will also be in place at centres on the Isle of Man delivering Coasteering sessions.

Adventurous Experiences are offering safety talks on Coasteering, and the dangers of Tombstoning (a totally separate activity condemmed by the coastguard) to the Islands secondary schools, with videos and information packs from the RNLI.


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