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Ambleside climbing wall under construction

Posted 15 September 2010
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Ambleside climbing wall under construction
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An Ambleside-based adventure firm is constructing a new climbing wall in the village, which could offer an attractive new challenge to those coming with their climbing shoes to the Lake District.

The firm is constructing the 10.5 metre wall on the inside of the five-storey building once belonging to a carpet and furniture company.

As well as the chance to climb in the building, the venue will also host the firm's logistics centre, from where people can book an adventure climbing trip anywhere from a local Cumbrian venue to the Himalayas.

It will also contain a cafe with wi-fi internet connection on the top floor, offering panoramic views across nearby fells and with it the possibility of inspiration for more climbs and adventure.

Earlier this week, the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) announced some of its officials will be at a meeting in Glossop, Derbyshire tomorrow (September 16th) to answer questions about climbing in nearby Sladen Quarry.

The body has noted the location is still open to climbers by permission of the landlord, despite a large number of notices stating the land is private being due to appear shortly.

Posted by Elaine Arthur