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Mountain Rat Adventures

Shap, United Kingdom
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About Mountain Rat Adventures
As a small friendly outdoor adventure company, I provide adventure days out with a focus on mountaineering activities, specialising in canyoning and ghyll scrambling. I pride myself in providing you with an enjoyable and immersive experience adapted to your requirements, which you are sure to remember for a very long time. With many years of experience both nationally and internationally, it will be a pleasure to share my passion with you. Let’s adventure together and make new exciting memories. I aim to inspire and not terrify and believe everyone can do more than they believe. Don’t just dream…Dare to do.
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Alan B wrote a review 7 Jan
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Had a fantastic time with Lee from mountain rat. Very professional in all aspects of the day. Lee certainly knows his stuff and you can be certain you are in safe hands. Throughout the day we where given opportunities to learn more about canyoning and how its very different from ghyll scambling. Would definitely recomend mountain rat adventures.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Sam wrote a review Dec 2020
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The best of the best! Lee really knows his stuff and his upbeat sense of humour always ensures you finish feeling like you have laughed the whole way down the waterfalls. This is my second time with Lee and we all had an amazing time! highly recommended, you really don’t want to miss out on canyoning with Lee if you are in the area. Here’s to many more, looking forward to the next! P.s thank you to Lee’s wife for the lovely flapjack we had with hot chocolates afterwards it is greatly appreciated!!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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MaximKorotkov wrote a review Oct 2020
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I would definitely recommend Mountain Rat Adventure for everyone who is looking for sports activities in Lakes District. We are a family of four with two kids 4 and 12. Lee was amazing and my four years son loved and followed him all the way. We've done ghyll scrambling and this is a new and very exciting experience for all of us. Thank you, Lee and hope we will see you again!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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finneyd wrote a review Oct 2020
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Apologies in advance for the rambling review but we had such a great time! Our first ghyll scrambling experience was last week with Lee from Mountain Rat Adventures and we couldn’t have made a better choice. Lee called a few days beforehand to chat about what we wanted to get out of the experience so that he could tailor it specifically to us which we thought was a great touch. He was also happy to take us as a stand alone group which, during these worrying times, got a big tick from us - none of the other Companies I researched offered this. We were given instructions to a meet point and Lee was waiting with our gear. He was very Covid aware and prepared and the wet gear he provided was top quality and high spec, with extra items such as socks, boots, gloves and a thick insulated vest that went under your wetsuit to keep your core warm. The wetsuits themselves had hoods and additional built in padding to protect all of your boney bits. Again, when I researched other companies they didn’t offer most of the extras that Lee does. It was a cold and drizzly day when we scrambled down the ghyll but none of us were remotely cold for the whole 3 hours which was testament to the quality of Lee’s gear. We are a family of 4 who are confident in water and pretty adventurous so Lee chose Stoney Croft Ghyll for us near Keswick and it did not disappoint! We were all encouraged to step out of our comfort zones but never pressured and there was always an easier option if we wanted to take it. Because of Lee’s extensive experience we felt safe the whole time, he knew every rock and every turn of the ghyll and made our 3 hour descent great fun and at the end the hot chocolate and snacks were more than welcome. Lee also took great quality action photos of the whole experience which again were all included in the package and we received a link via email a day later where we could view and download as many of the photos that we wanted. Lee is an absolutely great guy and so easy to get along with - it’s very easy to see that he loves what he does and for him it’s all about the experience he can give to others. The highest praise came from our two hard to please teenagers (aged 14 and 16) who completed the whole scramble with smiles on their faces and said it was THE BEST decision of our entire holiday and they had had THE MOST fun. We can’t recommend Mountain Rat Adventures highly enough and will absolutely be returning customers next time we visit the Lakes. Thanks Lee!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Sarah W wrote a review Sep 2020
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A huge thanks to Lee for an amazing experience scrambling down a waterfall in the North Lakes. My 18 year old daughter and 15 year old son don't normally like the same things, but one likes swimming and the other climbing, so this combined the two perfectly. Lee was great in encouraging my daughter to dive, jump and do a sunk drive underneath a rock. The photos were also great, almost like a video of the whole experience. Would definitely recommend.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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